The temperatures have been above average here since the last frost, even if we have had some murky moments.
Ben was so happy to have his first walk, he positively bounces when the weather is to his liking. I did our loop walk today but went widdershins. This meant that I walked up the gentlest hill and down the slightly steeper one. Although I thought it a good idea I did not think far enough.
I have been warned that walking down a slope (and stairs) puts extra strain on the body, today it did not cross my mind.
Halfway down I had to hang onto a garden wall for a few moments and when I got back indoors I just collapsed onto the sofa. Heart pounding and gasping for air like a fish out of water.
All is fine now, a cuppa and some gentle knitting soothed mind and body.
Dinner is pork in a mustard sauce, I bought several of these months ago in Lidl when they were half price. Very easy and tasty but I do add a little whole grain mustard as I like it better with the extra crunch. I will serve it with a jacket potato and some cauliflower and carrots.
I have a few more half price things from Lidl in the freezer, Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket mostly. I bought one of each to try and then bought some as standby meals. With some homemade sauce they are very good, it is quite a while since Lidl did any of these half price promotions but they were good while they lasted.
I will not be joining the shoppers crushing through the crowds to buy goodness knows what at all. I hate crowds, they make me feel trapped, and to be brutally frank there are a lot of people out there who need to wash both themselves and their clothes more frequently. I was in Neath last week and went into the covered market, standing in a queue I was assailed by the smell of stale urine and had to flee before I vomited. I have quite a strong stomach but this was of eye watering strength.
While I am resting my kitchen is having a deep clean and some rearrangement. I like to do this at least twice a year but this time I am not up to it. Thank goodness I know a man who not only can but will, and with enjoyment.
On that note I am going back to my knitting, with another cuppa.
I hope that you are all enjoying your day.