Diary week 4
Can you really believe we have just completed week 4 of lockdown? It all seems a bit surreal and normality seems so long ago.
I have started running again after nearly a year off. I’m finding it hard as I’m not as fast as I used to be, however my stamina seems ok and so far have managed a few 5km runs this week.
I’m going to add a bit on extra distance each day, hoping to get up to 10km by the time this is all over. Have any of you taken up running or cycling to keep fit during lockdown?
I’m very lucky that we have a lovely large garden so while the weather has been nice we have been making the most of it. My daughter has been climbing the trees and swinging around (I may have had a few goes too).
And last night we had a family movie night in the garden. When cleaning out the shed last week we found an old projector we had completely forgotten we had. We managed to find a screen online and have been waiting all week for it to arrive.
Gracie and I set to work on making movie tickets and even a concessionary stand for our movie treats. We had a fab evening altogether under the stars with lots of blankets, hot chocolate and popcorn watching the film. We think we will make it a regular thing (as long as the weather holds!)
What new things have you done during the lockdown that your going to keep up with?
Take care and stay safe
Diary Week 5
Another week gone by, and YES I managed a 10 km run. Wasn’t the fastest I’ve done over the years but I completed it and that’s what matters. Still going out most mornings I have found a nice route that is just over 6km.
Gracie and I have been out on a few bike rides, our favourite seems to be around the big lake at Shinewater, we caught the sunset one of the days and it was beautiful.
We have been baking again this week, this time we made shortbread. Although I made a mistake and used self raising flour instead of plain it was still delicious.
Cube 125g of room temperature Unsalted butter, cream together with 60g of granulated / caster sugar. Once a smooth creamy texture add 180g of Plain flour and using nice clean hands mix the flour into the butter mix. It may appear a little crumbly to start with but if you keep going it will form into a thick paste. Once all ingredients are combined into a dough roll it out to around 1cm thick. Then cut into fingers around 10cm long and 3 cm wide (ISH, you don’t need to get a ruler out and measure it) Using a fork you can dot the top just to make them look really professional (haha)
Pop them onto a greased baking tray and cook for 15-20 mins (Or until golden brown) on 180degress. When remove from oven sprinkle some sugar on whilst still warm as will stick to the biscuits. Yum!
Other than that we have been enjoying the lovely weather and pottering around in our garden doing jobs between soaking up the sun.
Thats all for this week
Take care and stay safe
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