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See this image largerisn't this the cutest side-salad you ever saw? (5 comments)See this image largerTake time to think about where it came from........... it's amazing isn't it?See this image largernothing like knitting a chunky winter sweater in the summer holidays! (13 comments)See this image largeris getting through this...........(2 comments)See this image largerWith apologies to everyone who is suffering with heat and/or fires at the moment - but here in the UK it's turned quite autumnal. I got soaked today (second time this week) and I'm going to have a soak in Epsom Salts infused with white willow and eucalyptus.See this image largerSparking = Fun! See this image largeris a work in progressSee this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerI can achieve a toned abdomen and a smaller waist, and flexible strong back and hipsSee this image largerReminding myself to take it easy - don't take on too many things. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerTwo coffees and finishing a good book - perfect! See this image largerlike my new mug? (4 comments)See this image largerHave a good daySee this image largerHave a good day(2 comments)See this image largerBe kind x(3 comments)See this image largerwelcoming the Autumn season(1 comments)See this image largerremembering my holiday for as long as possible! See this image largeris remembering my holiday for as long as possibleSee this image larger11.2 km walking this morning - a lovely, sunny, autumnal day. [chose the nearest tracking speed - some are mph, some are kph - very tricky to get it right! - my average pace according to Garmin was 17.43 min/km - it wasn't a power walk!]See this image largerBallet-based Movement on-line class (Swan Lake theme) uses muscles I didn't know I had! Subtly powerful exercise system. Photo by Andrew Ross of Birmingham Royal Ballet 2020 (1 comments)See this image largerI seek out these empty benches at the moment - peace and quiet, feeling safe for a while(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris enjoying Creative Sprint this October :) See this image largerSaw a Hallowe'en Xmas Tree on BBC Radio Cornwall's facebook page (David White is the DJ) and I have a colleague who is very 'into' Xmas - so I had to share thisSee this image largerI went on the bus today. It's the first time I've 'dared' to go on a bus since before the pandemic began. It was a big deal. It was OK. The good thing was that on the return journey, I got off the bus early, so I got about 10 mins walking done too. (1 comments)See this image largerTo Spark is to change for the better. Evolve.(2 comments)See this image largerFrom World Mental Health Day - some chemical hacks that might be of interest to some of you xxx(4 comments)See this image largerThere are some idiots around. There are some selfish, insensitive people around. But you never know what's going on inside someone else's head.......... especially during this pandemic when we've all become hypersensitive to others. See this image larger11am nearly and what have I done! I have Sparked. I've had a healthy breakfast. Off to do my shopping and errands now. Day off from work and nice to relax a bit! See this image largermissing so much (2 comments)See this image largerHaving woken up at some crazy hour, then remembered our clocks changed last night, I'm now watching Strictly Come Dancing with coffee ........... oh well, it's Sunday (I think!) (2 comments)See this image largeris in Samhain/Hallowe'en mode (3 comments)See this image largera new month and fresh determination (4 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerI'm excited about setting up my August Spark page - I always like to refresh my page at the beginning of a new month. I have been feeling a bit 'stuck' since the pandemic hit us - but I've got re-inspired with a fun new way of exercising at home. Hula Hooping is my focus for August - who knows where that might lead me? I'm aiming to whittle my waist a bit. #Sparked! See this image largerjust did it! (2 comments)See this image largerSparking! (4 comments)See this image largerBright sunny colours help lift my mood some days(8 comments)See this image largerNo work today. Grocery shopping, laundry - and also a visit to Trengwainton GardensSee this image largerI had a lovely long walk along quiet lanes, and bought myself a bunch of marigolds from someone's front gate. So important to look after ourselves - especially at the moment.See this image largerI've really appreciated having this week off from workSee this image largerI get a lot of daily encouragement from Spark People, but also love Action for Happiness. You need all you can get at the moment! (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerit's like summer at last! Today it was a walk along the coast path to pick up a clothing order I'd made on-line(1 comments)See this image largeris off to the gardens again - meeting a friend(1 comments)See this image largerI got over 11km walked today - and had a lovely afternoon visiting a garden that has been shut since lock-down in March; it was lovely to be there again.See this image largerI just watched the Summer Solstice sunrise - cloudy over Stonehenge, but a lovely pink sky(1 comments)See this image largerDay off AND the sun is shining! (1 comments)See this image larger10 mins to make my coffee and join a zoom meeting - quick! See this image largerI walked to meet up with my friend today, then walked back again; 40 mins each way, and about 7km. See this image largeris enjoying a relaxed morningSee this image largerI was out before 6am this morning. It was a struggle to overcome my sluggish resistance - but, of course, I was glad I did it.(1 comments)See this image larger4.35 km this morning - crossed the road many, many times to socially distance - then found a green patch where I could just run up and down for a while safely! See this image largerI have a little light reading to do.........(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largercatching sunshine where I can #lockdown(4 comments)See this image largeris ok........... hope you are too xxx(1 comments)See this image largerself-care isn't usually anything dramatic xxx(1 comments)See this image largerI walked out along the coast path to pick up some on-line purchases from the Argos collection point at Sainsbury's - I had to stop quite often to allow people to pass (to keep myself safe!) so the pace is distorted. It was a lovely day - sunshine and a refreshing breeze - perfect for sunburn actually - but I'm OK! I've selected a pace that is about right. (2 comments)See this image largeris gradually making progress in the right directionSee this image largerI saw this on our local Covid-19 facebook support group this morning - in a post about mental health - I really liked it; I hope you do too. xxx #SelfCareIsImportantSee this image largerI got out first thing today - and had a lovely walk. I do so miss being able to just be outdoors whenever I feel like it! #LockDown (2 comments)See this image largerTulip Pickers by Harold Harvey 1926 - Cornwall(2 comments)See this image largerI got out early this morning - the rain kept people home and I hardly met any other people out walkingSee this image largertake care of yourself and others - Sparkers are good at this xxxSee this image largermy body seems to be wanting me to be heavier - like there's a famine on the way - interesting how the body interprets a change in 'normal' behaviours as we've had to adopt in this pandemic(1 comments)See this image largerjust had a long chat with my friend on the phone - thank heavens for phonesSee this image largerI just had to share this! See this image largerSee this image largerPE with Joe Wicks on You Tube 9 am (UK time) every day(2 comments)See this image largerI got my bike out today to go to a meeting, which was cancelled just before I got there! So I stopped for a coffee by the harbour in Hayle before cycling back again. See this image largerI got out for a run this morning - I think it's been over a week since I did that. It felt good! See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerYWA Cosy Yoga session before bed - can't stop yawning - hope I sleep well......zzzzzzz(1 comments)See this image largerFriday night at home.......... an hour or two of relaxation. (1 comments)See this image largerWow! I accidentally ran 14.5km this morning, by missing a turning, and ended up on the moors amidst the old mine-houses! It was blowing hard and raining even harder - it was, shall we say, an ADVENTURE! See this image largerit's a Very Windy Day with stay-home advisories........(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerremembering how much I enjoy my adventures - can't wait to get out there again (1 comments)See this image largerMy bag is packed. My togs are on. Parkrun will happen today! (1 comments)See this image largerAfter today I have no work for .............8 days :D(2 comments)See this image largerI'm being mindful about what I eatSee this image largerSpark! My morning inspiration! #LoveSparkPeople I just book-marked an article to read when I get home from work - Dean Anderson on why it's so hard to maintain weight loss! Check out the LEARN tab for inspiration and information!See this image largerI planned to run - so I ran. 30 mins vigorous exercise done before breakfast - Sparked! (2 comments)See this image largerThe Spark January calendar has a great one today: Avoid saboteurs. People will try to persuade you to go against your plan, whether they feel guilty themselves or jealous of you. Ignore them. Share your goals with positive people and stay away from these topics around the negative ones. [cut-and-paste this link] www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda
See this image largerA Sunday morning walk - the roads and paths all quiet at this time of year (2 comments)See this image largerI felt very adventurous going out in the dark this morning - running by the sea and meeting only other lone runners - it was a perfect way to start this last day of the year. I was tickled to get the badge from Garmin (I love the virtual gongs and rewards on these apps - Garmin is really good at celebrating achievements) This one was for doing an activity on the last day of the year.(1 comments)See this image largeris so delighted with this word-picture that my son gifted to me for Xmas - I love it! (3 comments)See this image larger"Listen whole-hardheartedly to others without judging them" Action for HappinessSee this image larger"Give kind comments to as many people as possible today" Action for Happiness Do Good December calendar(2 comments)See this image largermy grandson and his mum in the snowglobe at Bath Xmas Market 2019(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerthank you for Happy Birthday Goodies - my birthday isn't until Saturday - but I'm making it a 3-day event! (8 comments)See this image largergratitude and kindness go hand-in-hand - I'm so grateful for Spark People and all my Spark Friends (1 comments)See this image largeris Sparking! See this image largeris off to parkrun despite the rainSee this image largerExploring new things, and learning have always been essential for me (2 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerThis was the beautiful Autumn evening sunshine in the park on my walk last night(3 comments)See this image largeris taking a Louse Hay affirmation with me as I head back to work todaySee this image largerI stuck to my diet plan today(1 comments)See this image largerIt's been raining all night!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWell, my pace was 20:47/km because a lot of it was climbing over rocks on the coast path! It was a tough walk but I really enjoyed it. If you'd like to see some photos of Poldark country I've posted some in my blog today. This photo is some of the steps up to The Minnack Theatre (the 'escape route') at Porthcurno in Cornwall, UKSee this image largerIt's today - Global Climate Strike See this image largerI'm working this afternoon/evening, so took the opportunity to get a walk to a lovely local garden this morning (National Trust) #GreenTherapy (1 comments)See this image largerI've had a lovely restorative Sunday - lucky me, eh? (1 comments)See this image largerPretty darned good today: 16 mins hill run repeats before my first coffee; then a trail-type walk of 90 mins this afternoon. I'm posting the walking as my #fitness for today. The photo is of a 'stepped stone stile' - I love the granite stiles (2 comments)See this image largerI spent some time just relaxing in the sea-front gardens today - and wanted to share this picture - I thought they looked so pretty (part of the 'rewilding' project going on)(2 comments)See this image largerapprox 9 km (possibly 10) this morning doing a run/walk thing....... lovely quiet, fresh, sunny, Sunday morning #GetOutdoors(1 comments)See this image largerAcceptance See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeris feeling good after 2 days off - back to work for the weekend and planning to stay relaxedSee this image largerMy big victory for today is getting through it on-plan, and not giving in to the temptation of chocolate! #BeStrong #Sparking this info-graphic about 'forward' and 'backward' food has really been helping me be strongSee this image largerAfter work, and not feeling much like it, I got on my bicycle and cycled 6 miles UP and DOWN over the moors to get to Morvah Pasty Day. The UP and Down over the moors to get home again. I was rewarded by a great feeling of accomplishment, and some beautiful views! This photo is of Lanyon Quoit (neolithic) (and an engine house in the distance) (2 comments)See this image largerI'll be heading out on my bicycle later today - over the moors! (2 comments)See this image largerA lovely day out walking with my friendSee this image largerI did it! 10 km trail run done this evening - fantastic evening - the rain stopped - it was beautiful! I timed myself at around 1hr 12 mins - which is amazing for me! (1 comments)See this image largerWho went out without her hat this morning? Whoops! The sun was very strong and I should definitely have been wearing a hat! 10.7 km - then I stopped and walked in the shade for another 1.5 km home. But - I did it! #IMetMyGoal! (1 comments)See this image largerPhew! I went out for a really warm run after work today! I had hoped to run with a friend, but she didn't make it. 7.16 km and a lot of hill climbing - which also meant some lovely downhill sections too! (1 comments)See this image larger16.8 k on a wonderful Sunday afternoon! (2 comments)See this image larger10.8 km along the lovely, flat, coast path this morning #UpAndOut I came across the set-up for a big endurance run (23 miles multi-terrain - very hard) and wondered how on earth they do it - there are HUNDREDS of entrants! https://ratracemanvscoast.co.uk/See this image largerthis time last year - Porthcurno See this image largersaw a bit of ordinary magic this morning on my run - the mist on the meadow was really lovely(1 comments)See this image largerUp and out early again (hooray for the long days of summer!) and had a very adventurous run ;) don't you just love how the bindweed has worked it's way along the ironwork on this gate - I thought it looked so pretty (unlike my feet & legs which were muddy and scratched!) #EarlyBirdSee this image largerI was up early and out the door just after 5.30 am. It was a calm, peaceful morning, and the smell of the sea was just wonderful. I'm so lucky to live here. #BreathInBreathOutSee this image largerI got up early this morning - it's been extremely windy overnight and the sea is still very choppy. But the wind made it a pleasant run and kept me cool #JustDoItSee this image largerIt was hot today. After work I just had an irrepressible desire to run! So I did! Not far, not fast, but I ran. And it felt SO GOOD! #FeelGoodFactor See this image largerI got up and out to run at least 8 miles this morning - spurred on my a pledge I made to support one running every day in June for charity. He's running 16 miles on 16th June, 17 miles on 17th, 18 miles on 18th and so on! He is an experienced ultra-runner, so it's not such a big deal for him - but still a great challenge! I couldn't do 16 miles, so said I'd do a 'Half'! 13.6 km along fabulous quiet, country lanes. Lovely! (1 comments)See this image largerI woke to torrential rain - but it didn't stop me today - I enjoyed it! #RunnersAreWaterproofSee this image largerI was thrilled to wake up and feel my running mojo was back! Up and out before breakfast - leafy lanes, grassy field paths, granite styles, bubbling streams #FeelingGreat(1 comments)See this image largerAfter-run glow! (4 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger6.5km run - just the job! #justdoit (this was an actual photo taken this morning on my run) See this image largerSwinging with my grandson! Sparky-Nanna! Gosh I enjoyed this! (not as dangerous as it looks apparently - but it felt like an extreme activity!) See this image largerI spotted this at a railway museum - it made me chuckle! (2 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed parkrun with my d-i-l this morning(2 comments)See this image largeris going to do the town trail today - in fact there are two town trails, and I'll probably do them both! See this image largerAnother fabulous run/walk adventure! I get butterflies in my stomach before I start, but once I get going I'm fine. 11.78k over the luscious Penwith moors, down the wooded valleys, following the stream down to the sea. See this image largerToday I enjoyed a stroll........... about 7 miles of mindful walking along flower-filled lanes and in lush exotic gardens; a perfect day! (1 comments)See this image largerI enjoyed a lovely run at parkrun this morning - no record-breaking speeds here, but a real feel-good factor! See this image largerI enjoyed a lovely Sunday run - sea views, wild flowers, hills, streams, flags and swans! See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerI got up and out early this Easter Sunday - to beat the heat! trotted down tranquils lanes filled with birdsong, jogged up hills with blue skies above, flew down hills with the sea ahead! Glorious! and a personal best of 18.39k! See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerMy hero! An a great example of an altruistic person. (2 comments)See this image largerSaw this and recognised the Spark philosophy. Slow & steady wins the race. Keep Sparking! See this image largerMy courage comes in fits & starts. This photo reminds me of my courageous self. Today is psrkrun. I am wearing my new shorts, but couldn't manage the new vest, so am wearing my parkrun t-shirt today. That's my courage-limit this morning! (1 comments)See this image largerISJF - 'biscuit' is like a scone, right? (4 comments)See this image largerHappy Mothers' & Grand-mothers' Day(6 comments)See this image largerhow to construct a salad jar - for the curious :)(3 comments)See this image largerMy and my son June 2015(7 comments)See this image largerfacebook(8 comments)See this image largera typical mine building seen in West Cornwall - this is called Wheal Sisters, nr Cripplesease(5 comments)

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