- Meditate for 2 minutes –
- Write about something positive for 20 minutes –
- 5 random acts of kindness per week – 2/5
- Take 3 x 30 minute walks per week – 0/3
- Unnecessary items bought today – 0
- Total car miles saved – 20 (10 today)
Today’s positive had me beaming from ear to ear. I had gone to fetch the pony from the field, and she was quite a long way down, looking rather unenthusiastically at my arrival. We started trudging back up the field towards the yard, and were immediately joined by a small flock, about 10 birds, of what I thought were swifts, but now having checked the RSPB site I think are swallows; swooping and diving all around us.
“Swallows are small birds with dark, glossy-blue backs, red throats, pale underparts and long tail streamers.” – RSPB Website
I assumed initially that they were after the insects around the horse dung, but to my surprise they stayed with us ALL the way up the field. The were swooping only a couple of inches off the ground, wheeling round then coming back at us again. They were so close I thought one was going to hit my leg on one occasion. They were really pretty up close, I had thought they were black and white, but up close in the light their feathers have an iridescent blue shine to them, absolutely gorgeous. They reminded me of a humming bird as they seemed to hover at times as they banked and changed direction. They were chirping as they went past too, so I tried chirping back at them, not sure if they noticed or not though!
Had a good cycle to and from work, despite the wind and grey weather, and eldest EN sprog had a lovely ride on the pony who looks like he’s feeling better now. She is starting up a tack cleaning venture at the yard, so has been practising taking my tack apart and putting it back together which has been amusing for me if nothing else. 🙂
Vegan venture has definitely failed for me today. Friday is pizza day in my house, and I still haven’t found a quick, easy and tasty alternative. Mr EN bought me a veggie shop one which I ate some of. Interestingly, I ran out of rice milk at work and was gasping for a cuppa so had cows milk. Ewww! I thought the first lot must have been off, but turns out it’s just me! My taste buds seem to be changing. My pizza tasted odd too!
- Breakfast – Beans on toast
- Snack – Breadsticks and hummus
- Lunch – Mixed vegetables with barley and endame beans.
- Snack – Flapjack
- Snack 3(!) – Marmite on vegan hm bread
- Dinner – Pizza 😦