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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! (15 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 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 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 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 largerKnitting is definitely on my agenda. Probably not teddies (but who knows?!)See this image largerWith more time, I'm going to invest in some mineral-based soft make upSee this image largerI am going to walk a lotSee this image largerthis morning is my last walk around Trengwainton Gardens before it shuts for the winter :((2 comments)See this image largerrobins always make me feel better (1 comments)See this image largerDay 1 of the 4-week lockdown in the UK - and I've put my new make-up on and it's nice :) See this image largerour feelings are our feelings(2 comments)See this image largeris embarking on a journey of changeSee this image largerI have a habit of updating my Spark page every month. It inspires me, cheers me, motivates me. Does your Spark page bring you joy? If not, how about refreshing it today? See this image largeris moving forwards at my own paceSee this image largerLook for the good things (1 comments)See this image largeris having a cosy weekend while the weather goes a bit mad outside! (1 comments)See this image largerstarted my day with 10 mins hula hooping ;)(3 comments)See this image largerhas her hands wrapped around a nice hot mug of coffee! gosh, it's cold outside! (picture from pixabay - not me!)(5 comments)See this image largerfor everyone struggling with it all at the moment (you know what 'it' is/are)See this image largerdespite basically 'staying home' I'm still looking forward to the weekend! (3 comments)See this image larger"find what feels good" Adriene Mischler (YWA) See this image larger"Find what feels good" Adriene Mishler (YWA)See this image largerFor all my Spark Friends................... hugs xSee this image largeris getting Xmassy! (4 comments)See this image largerI've started a new knitting project. See this image largerI think they need more veg with that, don't you? Perhaps it's coming. Eat your veg today - it's the Sparkiest thing you can do to honour yourself on this special day! (1 comments)See this image largerI didn't much feel like it - but I went for a walk before breakfast (2 comments)See this image largeris enjoying my birthday! With many thanks to all my dear Spark friends who are sending Goodies and best wishes -thank you, thank you, thank you! (4 comments)See this image largerThis year, especially, I need this reminder! (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Holidays! See this image largergalloping through the winter! See this image largerSee this image larger1st December - it's Harry! and I'm a big kid :) See this image largerThank you to all my lovely Spark buddies for the birthday/retirement wishes. It's going to take me a while to get round to thanking each of you - but, for now - THANK YOU! See this image largerHey, Potter fans! It's a mini Hogwarts (2 comments)See this image largerThis mini Drumstrang Ship is just right for this rainy day! It can travel underwater - cool model with moving parts! (1 comments)See this image larger4th December - and today's build is a mini chariot with a winged horse (Beauxbaton's chariot)(2 comments)See this image largerDay 5 - Cho Chang is looking concerned about the approach of visitors from Tier 3! (1 comments)See this image largerToday we have The Goblet of Fire! What will be your fate? (1 comments)See this image largerToday Harry & Cho are dancing, with music on the gramophone. I feel a little kind of sad today - perhaps I need to dance too! (3 comments)See this image largerHarry's having a sit down after all that dancing.......... maybe he's not as fit as he thought he was! (1 comments)See this image largerSweet little bottle in the Lego build today - cute details. A company in Cornwall are selling bottle of 'fresh air' as Xmas gifts!!!!!!!!(2 comments)See this image largerWe Three Wizards of Hogwarts are, bearing gifts, we travel afar......See this image largerCosy by the fireside. Even if you're on your own - create some cosy for yourself(1 comments)See this image largerHarry's pouring the drinks - cheers! See this image largerSomeone at my local Council has a good sense of humour See this image largerThe Xmas tree is up! See this image largerToday, despite the rain, I decided to do a circular walk I've been enjoying all summer. When summer ended, I stopped doing it. It was great to revisit it today. (1 comments)See this image largerSunday slow down............ sweet xSee this image largerit's all getting very cosy - I wonder if I get get them to wrap up warm and go out for a walk? See this image largerI wonder if they have an anti-Covid spell they can cast for their social gathering - that'd be good, wouldn't it ? We need a bit of magic right nowSee this image largerCho and Padma had a competition to see who could conjure up the prettiest tree; looks like Cho has an icy star on hers, and Padma colourful flames - perfect matches for their costumes! See this image largerI was ridiculously excited to open this mini-piano in the advent calendar this morning! Joy! (1 comments)See this image largerI was offered mince pies on two different occasions today - and said 'no, thank you' both times. About 300 calories for a few mouthfulls - not worth it! (1 comments)See this image largerCome on, let's see what we can conjure up at the juice bar! See this image largerthe Patil twins in their beautiful saris ready for the Yule Ball! See this image largernow the party's really starting! what would you like to drink? (2 comments)See this image largerQuiet please - Harry's going to sing for us! See this image largerIs everyone here? More girls and boys, as usual! See this image largereveryone is here - more girls than boys, as usual! See this image largerooh, there are presents under the Xmas tree! (1 comments)See this image largerThe last window on the advent calendar - The Triwizard Cup - we're ready for Xmas! See this image largerHappy Xmas! See this image largerHappy Xmas! (3 comments)See this image largerI woke up thinking it was Monday - it's Sunday! So plans revised slightlySee this image largerI slept in later than usual. I went for my run later than usual. But it feels OK today. (1 comments)See this image largerHello Monday! (1 comments)See this image largerSparking well today! Hope you are too xxx(1 comments)See this image largerI caught this meme on Action for Happiness yesterday, and I remembered how exhausted I felt back in March/April when this started. Now, I think my exhaustion has been internalised. See this image largerwriting my own story(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerhug x See this image largerit's Sunday? oh yes! (1 comments)See this image largerMake every day your New Year's Day! (1 comments)See this image largerwe have another national lockdown here in the UK, Hermione is determined to get everyone out for their allowed walk (although their group size is obviously because they're 'one household' bubble :) (2 comments)See this image largeris channelling my inner Tigger to keep my spirits up! (2 comments)See this image largeralways look on the bright side of life - da, da, dee, da-da-da-da-daaaaaaaaaa(1 comments)See this image largertoo good not to share this right away before I go to bed (UK time here folks)! (1 comments)See this image largerif you're not feeling so la-di-da ........ plenty to be distressed about, eh?! (3 comments)See this image largerdo what works for YOU xxx(1 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 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'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 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 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 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 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 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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