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Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Monday, 19 April 2021
You put the compost on a saucer, add some water and watch it grow. You then fill the tubs with the earth, put the seeds in and cover with the remaining earth. Put in the sun and wait for it to grow. According to the notes that come with, that first bit should take about 2 weeks. Then when the plants are about 4 cm (1.5 inch) high, you have to move them to a bigger pot where they can grow some more.
So far I have planted Oxheart Cabbage and Dill, Radishes and Buckwheat, Swiss Chard and Chamomile and Lacinato Kale and Crimson Clover. As long as they will produce something edible (most, not all), I will be quite happy. I will keep you posted on how they are all doing.
Friday, 16 April 2021
|Library at Wimpole Hall|
Thursday, 15 April 2021
|A whole row of bug hotels|
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
That 39% means that in under one third of the period (which would be 4 months), I have done over one third of the distance. I am going great! In fact, each month my distance went up, last month I nearly did 100 km.
There is a slight note to this. The total distance last year was calculated using all kilometers I did, whether it was proper walk or not. The total distance this year is calculated using only proper walks. Which means that any steps taken during work are not counted. Any steps taken while going to the shops (unless part of a walk) are not counted. And I still have more km than I did last year.
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
So, the photo at the top: where is it? Do you know? Have you ever been there? Share your story if you have one!
Monday, 12 April 2021
|My left ear, the right one looks much the same, |
apart from being on the other side of my head...
I still don't think much about my ears and still don't think they look like cauliflowers.
A few years ago I kept hearing (nobody ever said it directly to my face) that I was fat. Well, this I knew to be a downright lie, as I was proportionally overweight. In the end though, I had to concede the fact that actually proportionally overweight is only a nice way of telling yourself that you are in fact FAT. Those whispers behind my back were true. I am now working on losing the fat by eating less and moving more.
|Light blonde, but I was only 5 at the time.|
She put me at ease: my hair is very much not brown. It's middle to dark blonde (which I thought) and some of the grey is starting to show, but only slightly as my hair is middle to dark blonde and NOT brown!
|It was dyed...|
So, if you ever meet me: I am a dark blonde (with grey starting to show slightly), blue eyed, still overweight but working on it, normal eared woman called Mara.
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Well, hasn't it been a long time? Too long in fact. Mara says it's to do with something called corona. No idea what the sun* has to do with us not traveling, as I think that would be the perfect time to travel: when the sun is out!
Anyway. Mara says that it is not possible to travel much these days and it may be some time too. And even though we have some pretty amazing things coming up in the months ahead (Eurovision (will she get tickets?) in May and Mara's birthday (no, I am not telling anybody that you will be 50, honest!) in June), I would still like to see a bit more of the world.
*The sun has a corona as well: check out this link.
Thursday, 8 April 2021
|This was taken on Easter Monday|
Despite that, I did think it was a good idea to get out and walk. On occasion definitely thinking that I had gone completely mad. But, I wanted to try out my new shoes and I must admit to having that virtual stick behind the door as well. Which can only mean good things. Right?
Then the day before yesterday I went out again. This time with a goal of nearly 12 km. And the iffyness was back within one kilometer. My ankles are not used to high boots and the knuckle of my ankle definitely not. When I finally got home after a so-so walk (wind and a lot of hail showers), there was a massive bruise on the knuckle of my right ankle.
|Spotted on one of my local walks, this was hanging outside|
Other than that, not much news. Well apart from the fact that my Dad got his first jab, we have gone solar and Brom wants to know when our walking holiday starts.
Sunday, 4 April 2021
Monday, 29 March 2021
|Real choppy water|
|You must be mad, walking outside! |
Better stay in a nice warm barn like me...
|I took plenty of sky photos on Saturday. |
This was what it looked like most.
|Blue skies. Aaaaahhhh|
|That church was my starting point. This was 3 km away.|
Just out of curiosity I asked my parents how far it was to a small village I had seen signposted at work. My Dad immediately got out his phone and tried to find the answer. 18 km. Too much for me. Hold on, that's by car going the long way round. It's only 8.5 km. Well....
|Northern Lapwing (kievit): a sign spring is definitely here.|
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
|The front of the medal|
|And the back|
|A yellow-hatted nisse|
|A toad crossing. |
It goes underneath the road and saves toads
from getting run over during their trek back to mating grounds
Most photos taken during the walk with my Dad