Sunday, 19 July 2015

Weight, Walks and a Wedding

Apologies, another long gap in my blogging adventures. Life has been very busy lately - how on earth I found time to work full-time I have no idea!

The good news is that I have been keeping up with my Slimming World journey and this week gained my 2 stone award and my Gold body magic. Onwards and downwards to my next target - reaching 3 stone weight loss. 

We have had time to fit in some walking as well, we are both really enjoying getting out and about in the countryside this year and I am sure the exercise has helped with my weight loss. I am gradually finding it easier to walk further but am always too busy taking photos so my pace rate is probably not as good as it should be.

One of the walks we have enjoyed recently is the Longparish Riverdance walk. You might remember we walked this for the first time back in the Spring. It had a different look to it this time around now it is the height of Summer but still just as beautiful. Here are a few pictures I took on route.

Helen (Stitching Granny) - this one is for you - Yew Cottage (hope it brings back happy memories) 

This roadside verge was stunning - full of wild flowers.

Yesterday we returned to the village of St. Mary Bourne, one of our favourite places for walking, this time our eldest son accompanied us. It was the perfect day for walking, warm but with a bit of a breeze. Again I couldn't resist snapping away, the clouds were beautiful yesterday so hence plenty of cloudscapes!

Last weekend it was my youngest son's best friends wedding day. I have never seen my son look so smart, he usually is in scruffy work clothes or casual clothes so it was lovely to see him dressed up for once. Here are a couple of photos - 

I apologise for the photo heavy post, I can never choose what to leave out!!! I promise I won't leave it so long between blogs next time. In fact, I might be posting again later today, I completed a special crochet project last evening and just need to photograph it before showing it to you.


  1. Glad you are back! Well done on the weight loss. Lovely photos as usual, how nice to end with a wedding. Looking forward to your next trip. Karen :-)

  2. Well done on your weight loss! You have been visiting some beautiful places haven't you, I love all of the thatched cottages, so very pretty!!! xx

  3. Good to have you back, and congratulations on your weight loss! Such beautiful photos of your walks, I think the countryside takes on a dreamy quality at this time of year. I love the photos of fields and flowers :)
    Cathy x

  4. Congratulations Jan you have worked hard to achieve what I can't, maybe next year. Love to see what you are doing so clever at crocheting, photography etc. Love the photos as usual of your walk and the wedding was an extra bonus and special especially to you take care Chris xx