Today was a gorgeous sunny day! Huzzah!
Over the last week or so, it’s been pretty chilly – you can really tell it’s November; Autumn has well and truly set in. Today was one of those gorgeous bright, cold, crisp days and it certainly lifted my spirits to see a bit of sunshine! Rather than be in the hospital today, we were sent to visit a hospice. It was an interesting experience and wasn’t at all what I was expecting – it was large, modern and colourful… not the dark depressing place I had in my mind.
That only took half the day, but on my way home I helped a friend pick up 7kg of baking potatoes! I didn’t have my camera on me, but take my word for it, that’s a lot of potatoes! She’s making dinner for 35 people as part of the ‘Autumn Fair’ she’s organising for the old people where she lives – we have an initiative called Griffin House, where students get cheap accommodation provided they spend some time volunteering with the residents of the old people’s home next door. I very nearly applied to live there myself, but we found such a great apartment where we are now that I didn’t need to. Still, I’d love to spend some time volunteering there anyway, so it’s something I’m going to look into. Do you do any volunteer work?
I had a nice walk home which brings my total over the last 2 days to 12.8km. My hips seem to be holding up really well, so I’m thinking I’ll pop to the gym tomorrow and do some cardio, with a view to starting running outdoors again. 😀 I actually much prefer to run in colder weather – satisfying as it is to work up a sweat, I always feel gross and sticky and like it better when the cold keeps me cooler! Do prefer to run in the summer or the winter? How do your work-outs vary depending on the time of year?
By the time I got home I was famished! Breakfast was a non-event, I was running late again so got by on a couple of bourbon biscuits provided with the tea and coffee at the hospice. But lunch more than made up for it…
Mussels in white wine sauce with fresh snipped herbs.
Crusty white bread to dunk, steamed zucchini and onion squash for colour.
I would’ve loved some wholemeal or seeded bread to go with this, but most of the local shops (Lidl, Tesco Express) are rather lacking in the healthier breads department. 😦 And I HAD to have some kind of bread – how else do you mop up all that saucy goodness?! 😆
Dinner is yet to come, but I’m not feeling that hungry this evening… It’s definitely cold enough for some comfort food, so I’m thinking of trying a recipe from You Are What You Eat – Millet Mash! I’ll see how it goes and post the recipe and some photos if it’s a success.
Happy Thursday everyone!
Are you looking forward to the weekend? What are your plans?
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