Spring is here

Or have I spoken too soon?

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15/03/2009 at 16:42

What a lovely day.  Went for a 5k trundle on my little legs, popped to the farmers market, and did a spot of gardening.  Who could ask for more (apart from maybe a pint in a beer garden )

Hooray, how the weather can make or break my mood!

15/03/2009 at 16:48
So true - it's amazing how much difference a bit of sunshine makes! It inspired me to do my spring cleaning this weekend (maybe because the brightness shows up all the dust).
15/03/2009 at 16:50
Hmm, I know what you mean.  The cobwebs have appeared out of nowhere!
15/03/2009 at 17:04
I'm so glad I got my FLM place at the last minute, so didn't have to do all those nasty, claggy, winter training runs.  A longish plod in the spring sunshine with The Archers podcast was just lovely this morning
15/03/2009 at 17:05
How's the training going, Hash?  Nice work on the last minute place.  You must be very excited
15/03/2009 at 17:06
It was a great day to be out and about! I'm glad I didn't stay indoors all day. Housework? No way!
15/03/2009 at 17:21
I got sunburnt during my race today.  In March?!   What?! 
15/03/2009 at 17:27

Fab thanks Jo, if I can do 20 on my own I can do 26 with support.  Woohoo!

Didn't manage sunburn Kaz, but there wasn't much around when I set off.  I am a bad person, we had friends staying over and I decided Blouse could do the morning after the night before bacon buttie thing.  Just thinking what else I can use this marathon training lark as an excuse to get out of

Plum    pirate
15/03/2009 at 17:30
Sorry I thought you had found the spring that fell out of my tri bars
15/03/2009 at 17:32

Colts Foot



Lots of daffs out, plus Celandine and Colts Foot - cheers up the hedgerows, and also saw some white dead nettle in flower last week. Cow Parsley is starting to romp away too.

15/03/2009 at 17:33

Wild garlic out during my r*ce today.

As for spring cleaning...I'm buying a new kiitchen to avoid cleaning the old one. Although I don't think this'll work next year!

15/03/2009 at 17:45
It worked for me last year!  Although there was a heavy price to pay in termsof builders' bacon butties, and on balance give me viakal and Mr Sheen
15/03/2009 at 17:49

Great work, Hash.  I'm quite tempted to find an excuse to get out of housework type stuff.  I think the weather is a good enough one!!!

No sign of your tri bar spring, Plumb.  But I'll keep looking.

JB - those pics are great and really cheery. More where they came from!

15/03/2009 at 17:50

Bacon butties??? I was thinking of Happy Shopper biscuits and tea.

I packed my good dinner service and cook books away this afternoon. So 1 cupboard, a shelf and a display unit, and 6 boxes full.

11 more cupboards to empty.

15/03/2009 at 17:52

I symapthise, but just think how lovely it'll be to have a new sparkly kitchen

If you find my National Insurance card in there, can you let me know.  I need it tomorrow, so I now have to race over to my folks' place to see if I actually never moved it out!

16/03/2009 at 15:23
Spring is still here - I've even caught the sun today, wahoo
16/03/2009 at 15:55

Had an absolutely lovely run through the woods yesterday with lovely dappled sunshine everwhere.

Today I've been cooped up indoors all day working on group projects (and still another hour to go!)

Managed to get the washing out on the line this morning though, so should be lovely and dry by the time I get home!

By the time I meet up with my friend for a run this evening it'll be getting dusky and dark, but we might get a reasonably sunset...

Bring on the light evenings!!

Edited: 16/03/2009 at 15:55
16/03/2009 at 17:46

Got home from work this afternoon. The weather was sunny so I thought I would mow the lawn. It's an electric rotary Flymo, and as I started mowing it sounded a bit underpowered. I finished the back lawn and started on the front one. About half way through mowing the front lawn smoke started pouring from the lawn mower and  motor seized up, so I will have to splash some cash for a new one.

Not at all impressed as I only bought it about 2 years ago. After examining the warranty I discovered it ran out after 12 months.

16/03/2009 at 20:22

I think electrical things are programmed to die about a week after the warranty runs out.  Wilbur the laptop, here, keeps doing strange things like typing all in capitals when I don't ask it to, and running v e r y   s l o w l y.  Please let it limp on for at least another six months, or else my foruming is going to be restricted to 1 to 2pm at w*rk.

A day "off" in the sunshine.  The garden looks as if ground force have visited and I ache more than I did after yesterday's 20 miler!  'Tis a nice ache, though.

16/03/2009 at 21:12

Electrics are so annoying and they def give up the ghost just after the warranty runs out.  I think the clever engineers do it deliberately so we have to spend more money - whatever happened to things lasting a lifetime....

Although ivy clearing is a right pain, I have to admit spending time out in the sun, clearing up the mess that was once a flowerbed here, is quite satisfying!  Off to Viginia Water for a long walk with my folks tomorrow, let's hope the weather holds!

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