I went for a long walk today with a friend's dog, taking in some coast path and some country paths. I saw a seal, which sitting on a rock a short way out from the shoreline. Also, what looked like a seal pup was playing the water beside the rock. I've see plenty of seals in the sea before, but I don't remember ever seeing one out of the water on a rock.
I've just got back from a 6-mile tempo run, which I really enjoyed also. It was a bit windy, but other than that it was perfect
I am so happy about it, I know I've made a good decision.
Great news Shades, and it's brilliant that you know you've made the right decision. I felt much the same way about my recent decision to leave. When I think about it now, I still can't stop smiling about it. Much the same as you, I worked out the budget pretty carefully and also know I've made the right decision.
Yes, that new Aldi is on the Brixham Road, kind of opposite Roselands. There's a new housing estate on the right hand side of the road as you're going to Brixham, and they'e built an Aldi in there. It opened earlier this year. I don't know if you like wine, but they do a cracking red wine called Toro Loco for about £3.79 a bottle. I read a review of it recently, and it compares favourably with more expensive wines....so I got a few bottles when they happened to have it in stock. I don't know much about wine at all, but this one tastes fine to me
Shades, just in case you weren't aware there is an Aldi in Paignton now, up the road from Sainsbury's on the new housing estate there. I know it's a little way from Newton Abbot, but I've been in there a few times now, usually on the way back from eating cake on Berry Head
And, erm, Shades. I've noticed Monday has been and gone...
MF, sorry to hear your little one is unwell, and I hope he's okay. Looking forward to your report.
Yes, I seem to have got used to not working very quickly indeed. It's already been a month now, which is crazy really. I've just been sorting out my finances to a) reduce outgoings a bit and b) make sure I have income coming in, in the most efficient way. Of course I am going to need to cut back, but I'm in a fortunate position where I don't need to rush into my next job.
As a surprise, a friend of mine bought me an Indian Curry cooking class, which was really, really good. Basically, she asked me if I could stay in at her place to receive a parcel whilst she was at work, but she had actually taken the day off and organised this class for me...very sneaky I've never done anything like it before, but she knows I love Indian food so bought it for me as an early birthday present and a surprise. It was only a 2hr lesson, but the person running it was very passionate about her food and that enthusiasm did rub off on me. She showed us her recipe for a simple chicken tikka dish, as well as 2 really good chutneys. It was all made from fresh herbs and spices, as opposed to things from jars, and I have to say it was lovely! I'm going to give it a go myself
Mowzer, it's a general committee position, so I think you just pick up odd jobs. I.E., selling raffle tickets, or Xmas party tickets, or sorting out the ordering of new hoodies etc. The core roles (membership secretary, club championship secretary, social secretary etc) are all taken, but if I get it permanently I think it'll be a good way in to see what goes on. Let's see what happens.
I did the handicap race today and I enjoyed it, although it's not a direct comparison as this year the course was slightly longer (this year according to my watch it was exactly 4 miles where as last year was 3.8 miles, and the turning point was further up the hill). Happy with my splits though as they were 7:07, 7:33, 6:36, 6:18. The course is an out and back route, but uphill on the way out and downhill on the way back.