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10/14/19 12:56 P

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I hope you feel better soon. It's good to stay home to rest. And, not expose everyone to the virus. It's nice that your management recognized your extra effort at work. I was got an Amazon gift card for regularly loading the dishwasher in the break room! emoticon

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10/14/19 5:35 A

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Monday

I slept well. After yesterday's chaotic eating day, I'm back on the straight-and-narrow with a healthy plan for today's meals! My weight was up 2lbs after all the carbs yesterday (roast potatoes and lunch, bread and more bread for tea!)

I had a nice Whatsapp video call with my d-i-l and grandson this morning - that was lovely and has set me up for the day.

This virus is funny, it's not so much of an obvious 'cold' but more a feeling of being out-of-sorts - a bit floaty, and can't concentrate very well.

I've got to pop out and get cash, then a few bits I need from the shop. After that, I'm staying home again.

I do have some laundry to do - I'll try.

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10/13/19 2:21 P

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Yesterday went well. I bought a new long-sleeved nightdress and a blue cardigan for work.

Sunday

And this morning I woke up with a sore throat that had kept me half-awake during part of the night. I phoned work and told them I won't be in on Monday or Tuesday.

I felt hungry, then when I made food I didn't feel hungry - that kind of day. However, of course, I have eaten, because that's what I do! I had a nice stir-fry tofu meal mid-afternoon which went down well actually.

I prepared and froze a whole bag of chillies.

I had two baking disasters today - my breakfast pancakes went wrong and ended up in the bin. And I tried to make a gingerbread - which also went wrong and ended up in the bin!

I'm not doing much today. I fell asleep this morning for a couple of hours.

I'm going to put a film on to watch I think.

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10/12/19 3:13 A

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Saturday

I went to bed early last night, and woke at 5.15am with a stuffy head. I didn't feel hungry - that kind of stuffy head.

I had a coffee and went back to bed to read for a while (Buddhist stuff in preparation for a women's study meeting I'm going to this morning). Then had a bath with sandalwood oils - which helped. I massaged my face with an oil that includes some eucalyptus too - that seems to be good for the head generally.

I have to pop out and collect a couple of parcels from the sorting office - I am pretty sure it's the two music books I ordered this week. Then I'm going off over to Hayle for the study meeting.

After that I'm going to walk to the West Cornwall Retail Centre - you'd laugh, as it's just four chain stores (Costa, Next, M &S, Boots) and bears no resemblance to a shopping centre/mall! However, I have received a gift voucher from my managers for that effort I put into the assistive technology project - so am planning on getting some winter pyjamas!

What excitement. But actually, I was very touched to receive the gift voucher - I don't know if it was prompted by my resistance to the awards ceremony that I refused to go to, but whatever the reason, it was a nice gesture which I appreciated.

The ginger tart won't get made this weekend after all. But it's a recipe I might try next weekend - making an individual portion maybe. If it works, it'd be a nice one to make if I ever have guests over.

Gill

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10/11/19 11:50 A

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Have a great weekend.

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10/11/19 2:35 A

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Friday

And the last day of my working week this week - weekend off! woo hoo!

I am doing best with my diet - sticking to my plans and making time to prepare my lunch and tea for work the night before. It all helps!

I saw a very tempting video on YouTube last night for a ginger and chocolate orange tart (vegan) and might try making a mini-version of that over the weekend.

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10/10/19 3:01 P

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Thanks. The recorder group doesn't have the tea-urn, or the crowd problem; it's a semi-circle of a dozen women (all about the same age as me!), all seated, with music stands and recorders. No threats there!

It's the Cornish evening class where the throng happens - we start at 7 pm, and at 8 pm everyone crowds around the kettle to get 'tea and biscuits' - there are about 30 people I should think. I think the more I get to know people the better I'll feel about it.

The soup sounds nice, I think mine will probably go with something like that too - lentils or split peas. It's a pretty colour, but pretty tasteless really.

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10/10/19 12:32 P

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I'm happy for you. The recorder group could be fun if you keep managing the crown around the tea urn. I used roasted pumpkin I had cooked and frozen in split pea soup I made last night. I think it added some nutrients if nothing else.

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10/10/19 1:47 A

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Thanks.

I had a really enjoyable day on Wednesday - the recorder group was great. The Cornish evening class was good too; I managed the throng around the tea-urn a bit better and shared my dislike of crowds with someone who came over to talk to me.

Thursday

I really didn't want to wake up when my alarm went off - the dark mornings are having an impact on me now.

I made today easy by buying a lovely salad box and a nut rissole from the local organic store - I'll enjoy that for lunch.

I roasted a small pumpkin/squash yesterday and was a bit disappointed by the result taste-wise. But I've scooped it all out into a container and will use it to make soup.

So - off to work. That's my main event today!

Gill

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10/9/19 1:27 P

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I hope you can manage your cold symptoms and avoid the full-blown sickness. Very social day, enjoy.

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10/9/19 5:00 A

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Wednesday

I woke at 5.30 am then went back to sleep and woke again just before 9 am! That was 11 hrs sleep. I have signs of a cold virus trying to get in (people at work are starting the old cough-cold season!) - I have just the faintest hint of a sore throat, and some sensations in the inside of my upper arm which I know are related to lymph glands. I have a rest day today, then I have the weekend off too. So if I can eat well, rest well - hopefully I can make it through Thursday and Friday at work OK.

The day has begun with sunshine - no-one trusts it anymore; it could rain at any time!

I am off to do my voluntary work at the library this morning. This afternoon I'm going to try out the recorder group. Then this evening it's Cornish evening class.

That should keep me busy!

Gill

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10/8/19 3:25 P

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I turned around shortly into my noon-time walk, and just made it back inside when the sky opened up. emoticon

Stay warm.

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10/8/19 2:24 P

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Yes, definitely Autumn - today it alternated between sunshine and heavy rain-showers!

I was able to leave work an hour earlier than I had expected, due to someone we support being away on a short holiday.

I'm going to wrap up warm now and go for a walk (well, after I've checked all my Spark teams!)



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10/8/19 2:29 A

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Hi, Annie! I'm glad you're feeling better. And thanks for leaving comments on my blogs.

Tuesday

Long shift today (well, long enough for me: 10.5 hrs) and I just pencilled 'evening walk' on my daily list. Figured that would be a nice thing to do for myself this evening, rather than just staying home.

It's getting chilly here and I'm wondering when the right time will be to turn the storage heaters on. I had a hot-water bottle in bed last night, for the first time this autumn.

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10/7/19 2:04 P

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I've started feeling better so that's why I left comments on so many of your blogs today. The daily task calendar that you blog each day is so interesting. I don't want to miss any of them. They usually give me something to think about.
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10/7/19 11:57 A

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Monday

Started the day at work. It rained heavily all night and the gutter outside the room where I was sleeping is broken, so it sounded like a waterfall. I was up twice for the loo!

I had my work review this morning - which was a positive experience actually.

I've done my house-cleaning which feels good too.

I am going to chant with LT this evening. I haven't done anything particularly 'exercise-worthy' to report. I will be able to get out for a run on Wednesday.

Gill

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10/6/19 10:25 A

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Sunday

Another night when I woke up early, then lay there until the alarm went off?!?!

It's been a nice day so far - I've been over and spent a few hours with CB. Now I'm getting ready to go to work.

That's it!

Gill

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10/5/19 3:19 P

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Saturday

I woke up far too early - but stayed in bed until my alarm went off at 5.30 am. Got up and did my morning routines (ayurveda - tongue scrape, eye bathe, drink water) then did 5 mins Qi Gong (Standing Like a Tree). Then I did 15 mins chanting.

It was a good start to the day.

Work, then shopping. Then watched a film on iPlayer. Now listening to 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood on BBC Sounds (there are 15 instalments so far and I'm on #7).

It's raining outside and I'm glad to be home.

Tomorrow I'm going over to see CB in the morning, then to work in the afternoon for an over-nighter.

Gill

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10/4/19 12:54 P

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A day of chanting is sound like a good day. Enjoy

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10/4/19 2:41 A

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Friday

I had a quiet night and a good sleep. The water-board are doing work in the street and have shut it to traffic! Unexpected treat for me to have no cars jostling in and out of parking slots under my window.

I have a day off today and am going to start by walking over to Long Rock to do morning chanting with a couple of people who live over there. About 30 mins walk.

This afternoon I'm meeting up with LT to do early evening chanting! A chanting day!

I was supposed to be having quinoa porridge for breakfast, but the jar that I thought had quinoa in, had couscous in! So it's couscous porridge! Not as nutritious - but it's OK. I have some stewed plums, toasted cob nuts and a bit of coconut milk. I cooked the couscous with some cinnamon in the water/almond milk. I'm not expecting it to keep me fuelled for long - being basically carbs/wheat. I'm buying quinoa today!

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10/3/19 5:20 A

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Thursday

I managed to have a 'no-spend' day yesterday, and transferred the day's allowance into my savings. That felt very empowering!

I worked a 10.5 hr shift yesterday, then watched an hour of tv catch-up, read for a while, and the light was out by 10pm. I woke at 8.20 am!

I've been for a run (posted on the running thread) - and just doing my Sparky stuff.

I've got some shopping to do and a list of kind of home-admin type jobs to attend to. Off to work at 15.30 until bed-time today.

I've got chilly - so am heading for a shower before I get on with the rest of the day.

Gill

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10/2/19 4:09 P

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10/2/19 2:38 A

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Well, the Team Meeting was abandoned as there were only 4 of us there - and that left me drifting for a bit. But I knuckled down and got my budget matters sorted for October; got a load of washing done (and splashed out £1.20 on the tumble drier as it was raining on/off all day and the air was damp). Then went to a Buddhist meeting in the evening.

Wednesday

And it appears I set my alarm clock wrong - and woke at 7 am to be at work by 8 am - so I'm rushing a bit this morning. I've already decided I am not going to dash from work to the Cornish evening class. Although I might feel different later.

Later: I didn't change my mind......... I came home and watched a programme on iPlayer and enjoyed the best cup of decaff coffee I've had all day!
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Tuesday

I only worked 5.5 hrs yesterday (4.30-10 pm) but I felt shattered - then couldn't get to sleep! So when I woke up this morning it was almost 8 am, and I didn't go for a run.

Today it's a Team Meeting 10.30-14.30 - which is always quite energy-draining too!
I need to put some walking, some chanting, some reading and relaxing into my day. And get to bed early for a long day's work on Wednesday.

I'm looking forward to updating my Spark page later.

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9/30/19 11:58 A

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May you keep the holiday feeling going through the week.

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Monday

I discovered that I actually ran 17 km yesterday! It felt so good!

Today I'm back to work (16.30-22.00), but first there's yoga class! The universe has sent me so many reminders about this - it'll be good to get there.

It's that in-betweeny autumn weather - I put a jumper on I'm too hot, I put a sweatshirt on I'm not warm enough!

It's raining.

I'm pretty well-organised for the coming week - menu plans all done. Clothes all washed and ironed etc. Having experienced the benefits of having a low-stress week, I'm going to be more mindful of taking time out now I'm back at work.


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I'm glad the little cake made you happy. And, your body forgives you for the egg.

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I enjoy the 'intuitive painting' workshops as they allow us to do whatever we're inspired to do. There are some 'real' artists there who do some amazing stuff. I tend more towards the 'craft' end of the scale, but I always come away feeling happy.
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Sunday

And I woke to The Shipping Forecast at 05.20 am when my neighbour's radio came on! I felt like I'd slept enough, so got up and made my coffee, read for a while in bed, and enjoyed some cold morning air coming through the window: It's OK to open the window on a Sunday as the cars are not juggling for parking spaces outside my window (as they do on work days - well, I'm usually OK until about 6.30 am).

It was an overcast and misty morning, but I went out for the run I'd promised myself - and did at least 12 km. I was out at 7.30 am and home just around 10 am - so quite a long time on my feet, with walking and photograph-taking along the way. It was GREAT to be out there - and after not running for 6 days, I was pleased at how fit I was.

It's my last day of holiday - and it's been a great week of rest and recuperation. More by accident than design I seem to have had a nice balance of friend time, own time, activity and rest, adventure and comfort.

I did something I haven't done for a long time today - I made a little cake. I had one egg left from the six I bought two weeks' ago. (Sorry, it's not vegan - everything was except the egg!). I don't intend to make a habit of buying eggs, but it didn't kill me to eat them. I had two scrambled, two poached, one in the cake, one in a frittata. I think perhaps the protein did me good. I might consider having 6 eggs a month.

It felt really nice and nurturing to make a cake. I didn't have all the ingredients to make a vegan cake, so just mixed up some gluten-free self-raising flour (2oz), coconut sugar (1oz), vegan butter (1oz), salt, the egg - then added some chopped pears, ground ginger, mixed spice, some 'breakfast booster' [goji, cranberry, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, chia) - it worked well!

The sun has come out now.......... a beautiful afternoon by the look of it!



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9/28/19 11:43 P

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I like the heart medication. In the photo at least, the leaves look like an interesting shadow effect. Ads depth. It poured rain last night but the sun came out during the day. We are getting an early arctic blast from Canada. It’s a cold wind blowing.

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Oh boy! Did I get rained on this afternoon?! Drenched from the knees down (I had a raincoat). Phew!

The painting group was good today. There were quite a few of us, and we thought about 'surrendering' to September - with the letting go themes of Autumn.

I was the only one who had actually brought leaves with me! And I was also trying out oil pastels for the first time.





This is a little one I did first, straight after our guided meditation on the heart and 'surrender'


Now I'm going to make a big mug of tea and watch a film or something - I feel quite shattered.

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9/28/19 4:17 A

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Saturday

And there's hardly a breath of wind this morning - but the weather forecast says otherwise - strong winds, high tides, rain etc. We'll get it later I guess.

I have been on a bit of an 'eat local' thing lately - especially re fruit and veg. This morning I had some sliced courgette with my marinated tofu for breakfast. The tomatoes and mushrooms in the shop were all Dutch - the courgette, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, apples - all local or UK grown. Of course, it depends what shop you go to. And trying to avoid buying things in plastic trays is another factor - I can get English mushrooms in the supermarket, but they come in a black plastic tray.......... maybe I could grow my own mushrooms....... I have an outdoor storage room which might be perfect for things that grow in the dark?!?! Now THERE's a thought!!!
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Just when I think I'm back in calm waters, these IDEAS start bubbling up again to create a stir!

Today I decided not to dash off to parkrun then dash back for painting; I'm going to just do the painting class today. We were asked to try to bring some leaves to the workshop - so I collected a nice selection of autumn leaves in the park yesterday and dried them off. They are so beautiful.

I'm treating myself to some chocolate ginger cookies for the weekend - that's all. I'm looking forward to having some roast potatoes with nut-roast and broccoli for lunch today. Potatoes are not something I regularly eat.

I also found myself reading a recipe for a fig and walnut type roast which would be nice for Xmas!

I switched my electricity provider to a renewable energy one (Bulb) - it's cheaper too.


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There was no demonstration here today - I went up there at 11.30 am and there was no-one around.

Instead, I spent a very enjoyable half-an-hour in The Healing Star shop, where someone I know was working - they sell candles, incense, smudging bundles, oils, crystals - all that kind of stuff. It smells nice in there - and it was really nice talking to her. I've never bothered to go in and look around before. I'll get my candles there in future - they have some nice stuff.

I got all my cooking done - not difficult. I now have two portions of Butternut and Apple soup and two portions of some really nice lentil dahl. I bought some spelt flour today to make pastry for the butternut squash galette. The recipe said to use shop-bought pastry - but I figured I could do better than that.

It's been nice this week to have time to prepare nice food. I feel well-nourished (probably by the entire week of rest and friendship and enough sleep as well as food!).

Today I collected a selection of autumn leaves from the park (they are drying now) for the intuitive painting workshop tomorrow - our theme is going to be 'autumn'.

The organisers of the running races have provisionally arranged to re-run the event in mid-November. I can't commit to that yet as I don't know my work rota.

So - nearly time to get off the computer. See you tomorrow! Oh, it's the weekend again! Hooray!

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9/27/19 12:04 P

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I's sorry the 10K is cancelled. About the only weather that cancels anything around here is snow. It doesn't take much of it either. I didn't see any pictures of the Climate Strike in Seattle, until you mentioned it and I went looking. We are pretty good at demonstrating. Progressive environmental action crosses party lines here too. If this were the UK, most of our Republican members of Congress would have been booted from the party after the last election.

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9/27/19 4:36 A

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Friday

Another sweet sleep.

Today I am going to the library to do my volunteer work, then going to join the demonstration about climate change - it's every Friday. I saw some photos of last week's demonstration in Seattle - huge crowds!

This afternoon I've got a Buddhist meeting.

In between I'm going to do some cooking - make the butternut soup, and some dahl.

The 10k race on Sunday has been cancelled - in fact the whole weekend event has been cancelled - due to a weather forecast of high winds and rain. They said they will try to arrange another event.

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You know yourself. You know how to deal with crowds and when to be kind to yourself and leave the room. It's good. My freezer is filling up with my batch cooking. I go back and forth. I guess i'm back! emoticon

I hope all goes well for CB. I'm freaked out by the idea of replacing my joints and body parts. But, people I know who have these procedures done do have improved quality of life.

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9/26/19 3:46 A

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Thursday

Oh, I am enjoying being able to sleep without having work on my mind!

It wasn't easy, but I didn't touch my phone or computer after 9 pm last night.

The chap and his wife came to collect the PC - and an hour later he texted me to ask if he could have my password so that he could get in and restore factory settings. I thought he only wanted the computer for the 'bits'! Obviously I didn't give him any of my passwords........... I said "Oh dear! I really don't know - you could try my name 'gillcooke' " I don't think he is a crook - just a bit naive perhaps. I didn't hear back - I'm sure someone computer savvy could find a way in behind the operating system.

Well, I'm off to St Ives to see CB today. She has a date for her (second) hip replacement operation - 30th October - and she's anxious about it. I don't think she can avoid it - she's in pain and limping badly - the x-ray shows her hip has more or less 'crumbled'!!!! I'm going to do some chanting with her - I've not done this before - but she is a bit interested in Buddhism, and I impressed her once before when we were lost in a country lane and I chanted; a road-sign appeared, and a perfect passing place where a harvester passed us! It was like magic. She said if it's as effective as that, she'll give it a go.

So - off to the bus now.

Cornish evening class was good last night. But after an hour there was a book sale of study books and everyone was standing up and it was too crowded for me - so I left! My social anxiety isn't a huge problem, but there are certain situations (like that one) where I just can't bear it! As soon as I leave the space I feel better.

I roasted a butternut squash yesterday evening - so now have four portions that I can use: On my list is a butternut squash soup, a butternut squash galette, and a 'mac and no cheese' which uses squash for the creamy sauce. I'm not generally a batch-cooker - but it felt very good to prepare the squash like this.

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9/25/19 1:03 P

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The day has gone well.

I did go down to the gallery, and had a look around the museum section too. I found out some interesting facts about the odd Town Charter crest established in 1614 - it is the severed head of St John the Baptist on a platter! I've seen a house with this over the door, and wondered about it. But apparently it was a kind of pun on the meaning of the name Penzance (Penn + Sans) meaning kind of holy head!
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They still use it for some formal ceremonies - it's on the Mayor's chain of office!


Then I saw that someone on Freecycle was asking for PC parts - and I have now passed my much-loved old HP Touchsmart PC to someone for its innards! Perhaps they'll use the screen too - I loved that touch-screen!

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9/25/19 12:02 P

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Sounds very relaxing. emoticon

Enjoy

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Wednesday

Another good sleep - and a mizzly overcast day outside.

I've done some laundry and have it hanging up in the house - there is a tumble drier in the laundry room I can use if it becomes a problem.

I had today as an 'at home' day because surveyors were coming to look at the windows (we're getting our windows up-graded as they've been there 20 yrs - sadly they're still only doing double-glazing.......... as they're going to be there another 20 yrs I thought they might go for triple-glazed for the insulation, but no). However, they've been and gone already and it's not midday yet.

So - what to do with my day? I have evening class at 7 pm. I have a little shopping I could do. Maybe I'll wander down to the Penlee House Gallery and have a look at the new exhibition there - yes, that'd be a good 'holiday' thing to do.

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There is someone locally who is going, but she's going with her family and camping. I'm not good at putting out the request for a lift from the serious runners.

However, it's not as bad as I thought - I've done some googling. I can get a bus to the closest point on the main road, then it's only about 35 mins walk. That's do-able. And there is a bus at the right time on a Sunday, so I can do it. I will do it! [there's no bag-drop, so I'll go minimal and carry my dry-sack back-pack).
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I wrote this in my blog today, but I wasn't able to get a pasty in town before I got on the bus, but got a much better one (vegan veggie - nice and tasty!) from the beach cafe at Porthgwarra!
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I had a lovely day. I've posted some photos on my blog - all Poldark country!


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9/24/19 11:52 A

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I'm sorry about the 10K course. That really is a lot of walking to get to the start of a run. The mobile locker does give me a lot of freedom and ease. I was hoping your brush with the run club would bring you into a community where you could catch a ride to these events.

That is a well formed plan. Enjoy your day.

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Tuesday

And another good sleep last night - amazing what being off work can do!

It's not raining much here at the moment, and there are cracks in the clouds where the sun is shining through - perhaps I'll be lucky!

I'm up in time to get the early bus out (8.43h) instead of the 10.43. They're only every 2 hrs now that summer is over, so it takes a bit of planning. Same coming back - timing myself so that I don't end up with 2 hrs to wait for the bus home!

I'm not going to be very clever today - I'm going to buy a pasty and a fruity bar to take with me (to save money in the cafe!). Then I'll have just soup and a few grapes for dinner this evening.

I'm quite excited about getting out there today!

I was looking at the 10k race I've signed up for on Sunday and the start point it not where I was expecting. Basically, it's an hour's walk from the bus to get to the start - on a Sunday - and I'm hesitating about going. I'll check the bus times later and see if it's viable. I thought it would be starting from where we usually start Parkrun - at the Helston town end of the trail. It starts near a car park - but the buses don't go there.

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I wish you a very pleasant holiday week. Time away from work is the main ingredient there. I know you will fill the rest ... and feel the rest. emoticon

I was in the rain most of the day on Sunday. It was a soft steady dripping. What natives would recognize as 'normal' for the Pacific Northwest. I'm sure we all looked crazy wandering around in the rain like we were. Enjoy your walks.

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Yes, the sleep was good!

Monday

I've had a nice start to my holiday week - despite it being raining all day!

I went and chanted with Lucy up the road - we spent a couple of hours together discussing things.

I picked up a couple of things in town - the local 'weigh-in' shop has little cloth bags to use instead of plastic bags now - I bought mixed seeds in re-usable cloth bag.

I had a recorder lesson (that goes in a flash!) early afternoon. I've used the afternoon to do some Cornish study, some sewing, and Sparking. Listening to the radio.

I haven't run or done any specific exercise today - but I have planned two walks tomorrow - they both start from the same place, so I'm planning the longer one (8 km) first, then a coffee/lunch break, then the shorter one (5 km). The weather forecast for Tuesday is terrible........ heavy rain, strong wind............... I'm planning to go out anyway - rain-proofed and crazy! At least there won't be too many people around doing the same thing! And, you never know, I might be lucky with the weather. The walks begin at the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno - I have a season ticket for the museum there - so I can go in there to dry off if necessary!


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12 hours of sleep! That sounds very nice indeed. (minus the bad dreams of course) I'm sure you needed it. I'm waking up in the dark these days too. It's making getting up difficult. Glad you had a positive experience at the climate strike.

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Sunday

My legs were restless at 8 pm last night, so I went to bed and slept for 12 hours. I had a couple of unpleasant dreams - one was about work where I'd lost someone, and the other was a variation of a familiar theme where I can't find the room I'm supposed to be in - there are lots of doors and numbers and I just can't find mine! It's usually in some kind of learning institution - this one was too I think.

Hmm........... I can't find my way...........

It rained in the night, but was dry when I woke. I got up and went out for a run. My Sunday morning run (when I have the chance) is my longer run. I was on my feet for over an hour, but the tracker only gave me a 44 min run. It was good though - I enjoyed it. I met one young man with headphones on (probably going to work) and one man with a dog walking round the lanes. He had a china mug in his hand, so evidently lived nearby and had just taken his cup of tea out with the dog.

I have to get to work at 1.30 pm, so there's not a lot of morning left. I'm veering off the vegan pathway today and making a little tasty bit of 'frittata' to take to work to have with the remainder of a bag of mixed leaves which are really nice - strong flavours.

I have a task I want to get done today at work, before my week's leave (Monday to Sunday next week).

I've ruled up the rest of September and all of October in my BUJO. It's a start.

Thanks to Harry (I_ROBOT) I have a piece to read about cardio training - thanks!



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9/21/19 1:47 A

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Saturday

It's dark when I have to wake up in the morning for work now...........yup, 06.45 now and still dark. Sigh!


I really didn't want to wake up this morning - so I had a 10 min 'snooze', then got up and splashed my face with cold water and got dressed.

I did set up my BuJo - at least for today - and that reminded me that I'm meeting JM after work for a gentle walk. We will both have been working, so are going to amble along the prom. There is a possibility of thunderstorms this evening, so I hope that holds off until after our walk.



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The climate strike was the best part of the day - the turnout was great. There were some amazing young people - and some amazing older people too. It felt really great to be part of it. My friend and I went for a coffee afterwards to reflect on the whole thing. It was really nice.



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I hope you felt good about joining the climate strike. I like your placard.

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Yes.

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