Good morning, one and all. It's another chilly start to the day although nowhere near as cold as the last few days; I've just been out to the shed for freezer supplies and that real 'bite' has almost gone. Mind you, the cars are still frosted up in the cul de sac so it's not that warm yet!
Yesterday worked out really well. The SET class was, as always, really good. There were five of us accessing it online as well as whoever was at the studio live, so it felt very sociable.
There are three sections to the class - the first is a warm up with punches and kicks and generally getting the pulse up a bit. The second is High Intensity Interval Training so all sorts really. And then there's the toning part, mostly mat work which leads into a cool-down and stretch. The time goes so quickly, especially once I'm warmed up, and I feel great afterwards.
Anyway, moving on, I popped over to Chris for a very welcome mug of coffee and an even more welcome chat and chuckle. She's perfectly OK about starting at around 10:05 from now on, so I can do the SET class first.
Then it was into the car after a good scrape at the windows and off to Val's. You never know what that road is going to be like but yesterday is was pretty clear once I was out of town so an easy journey along frost free roads. We chatted non-stop and Val made a lovely lunch of ham and veg soup, cheesy scones and flapjacks - all gluten free and so delicious. I really do like her gluten free bread - she says it's really good when it's warm and fresh out of the breadmaker but, once it's cooled, it is better toasted. The cheese scones didn't last long enough to see if they were the same!!
Then it was back home again and I popped to Morrisons as there were a couple of fresh items I am out of so I got some things that were also on my list but stuck to my low spend principle and only got things I really needed.
So that was yesterday - busy but very, very pleasant.
Today looks to be much less active.
It starts with the usual Slimming World Group. We're still in temporary premises so I must leave early enough so I'm not late to help set up.
After that, I'm home again and < checks diary > the rest of the day is clear apart from the lovely cleaners this afternoon. That doesn't mean there's nothing to do, of course. I have a little pile of things to take down to the garage and some storage boxes to bring into the house, I need to change the sheets and the Blue Room is still in serious need of attention (which is why I need the storage boxes) so that's all on today's list. I can't access the Shimmy Snippet live today so I will catch up with that later on too.
Today should be really pleasant and I'm looking forward to it.
Take care, all, stay warm and have a lovely Friday, whatever your diary looks like! xx
My diary is empty so I can read and stitch or whatever all day - lovely.ReplyDelete
Have a good day with your tidying!
Oh, lovely! Have a wonderfully creative day! xxDelete
I have a busy day ahead - Little Freddies 4th birthday - you can imagine how excited he is - he loves Paw Patrol at the moment and that will be the theme for his little party on Sunday. The snow is hanging around up here - didn't get much above freezing yesterday but at least our road is clear. Have a good day xReplyDelete
How lovely - Happy Birthday to Little Freddie. Have a wonderful time, all of you.Delete
It's good that the roads are clear. xx
I prepared the Seville oranges this morning and they are simmering in the crockpot. After lunch it's a quick job to add them to warmed sugar in the preserving pan and boil until set. I used to be a bit hit and miss at marmalade making but now I've found a method that suits me it seems to turn out well each time.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Alison in Wales x
Well done you. Mum was the same, she had her own way that cut a few corners, I believe, although I'm not sure what she did as she never made any when I was around. I wish I'd asked.Delete
How many jars have you made?
So far 4 large and 4 gift size jars but I have another batch to do - it's turned out well xDelete
I always smile at the thought of you being a gym bunny, and how much you enjoy it. I hope you had a good result at weigh in. xxReplyDelete
Thanks, Sooze. Yes, I was pleased and it makes me smile too. I'd never have thought it. xxDelete
I hope you were pleased with your SW result this morning and that you've been able to sort out the Blue Room. xxReplyDelete
I did half - the easier half. :-)Delete
You are so lucky to have a good Zoom Gym meeting.ReplyDelete
Our bread also tastes best right out of the bread maker. It gets a bit crumby after that.
Do you make gluten free bread?Delete
Yes, I do think I'm very lucky. Lindsey is fabulous. xx
Sounds like today will be just as busy as yesterday. I slice my bread machine loaf as soon as it is cool and store it in the freezer to just take out one slice at a time. That way it always tastes fresh.ReplyDelete
I do that too - it works an absolute treat and bread takes hardly any time to defrost if unexpected guests turn up and need feeding. xxDelete
Sounds like a delicious lunch and with fun company.ReplyDelete
It was a lovely time, definitely! xxDelete