Less rain this time

Hey peeps

So Monday when I left work it was teaming it down with rain again. I had a run planned, but during the drive home I talked myself into staying at home and doing a DVD (shoes in the airing cupboard drying- thanks Jessica for the hairdryer idea), but then as I got closer to home the sun was trying to come out, and the rain eased off, so I decided to just go for it as I knew the fresh air would make me feel better. Although I did decide on a few pieces of white chocolate fudge would give me an energy boost- note to self, fudge is not a good pre run snack unless you want to feel sick for half the run. Β Anyway, I did over 4 miles, in 43 mins, so for me (especially recently where I seem to have slower loads) was a good pace. And it did not rain during my whole run so my trainers stayed nice and dry!

Look! These are my garden blueberries!!!! They were delicious πŸ™‚

And I got a new toy!

I was ordering some other things from Lakeland (gifts, not for me) and I saw this strawberry thing, which gets the green spiders out of strawberries! So nifty! Normally I use a knife but then cut off half the strawberry, but this you push in and it grabs the green bits, then you twist it and it pulls them out! Magic! I was trying to take a picture of me using it but it needs 2 hands! And the brownies I made the other day are lovely- had one with cherries and strawberries, and even though it smelled like banana, it did not taste like it. Phew.

Today was not aerobics as I had a work thing, but I did manage in between meetings to pop to Waitrose and get some treats for me.

Actually I do not think quinoa is a treat! But I saw these bars on Lucy’s blog the other day- seedy, nutty and grain bars (they had none of the squashed fruit bars), and they were still on offer so I decided to get them. I also got some Montezuma’s chocolate- have not had this in ages and decided that those 2 flavours (minty and with cocoa nibs) sounded lovely. Then I was most excited to see that Rude Health now do “thins”. I never like rice cakes, but I used to get them as they were lovely spread with toppings. Anyway, they do oaty thins (which I got-made of 50% oats and 50% spelt, 24 cals per thin), multigrain ones with quinoa and brown rice and stuff (which I nearly got, and possibly were gluten free) and rice ones too. I am very excited to try these- I bet they will go super well with peanut butter πŸ™‚

So, fave rice cake/ oat cake topping? I think I will have to go with pb and raspberry jam/spread. Yum.

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12 thoughts on “Less rain this time”

  1. The strawberry thingy looks so cool – I love going to Lakeland to find random stuff that I didn’t even know that I needed!
    I just broke open my Lordy Lordy chocolate, and it’s soooo good πŸ™‚
    Favourite rice cake topping? Definitely some kind of nut butter.

  2. Oooh, hope you like the snack bars. I had a nut bar and a seed bar yesterday – the nut one reminded me of a grown up tracker bar (yum!) but the seed bar was my favourite – slightly sweeter from the date paste & I lobed the freeze-dried raspberries, delish! I’ll be interested to see what you think of the grain bar – I didn’t get that one.

    I haven’t had a rice cake in years, but I used to live on oat cakes with blue cheese/Brie & grapes…mmmm! πŸ™‚

  3. The thins sound interesting, I feel the same way about rice cakes, they are just a vehicle. (apart from the salt and vinegar ones which are like crack)
    I like topping them with avocado and salsa, humus, nut butters, cream cheese/goats cheese/any cheese.
    I think we are getting a wairose soon. This is both amazing and terrible lol.

  4. Love going to Waitrose for treats! I actually like oatcakes plain or with some butter. Although, chutney or cheese and pickle is also a favourite. I’m not a huge fan of rice cakes but really like corn thins.

    That brownie looks so good! πŸ™‚

  5. I think nut butter is the resounding winner! The thing with rice cakes is that they sort of stick to your tongue a bit- every now and then I buy them and then remember why I do not like them! I bet savoury like cream cheese and salsa would be fab too.
    Jessica- the brownie is lovely- make them! πŸ™‚

    1. I am so excited about them Eleanor- I have never even seen them before! I like the sound of using coconut butter on them.

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