Sunday 30 June 2013

My second 5k race

I started June with a 5k race for charity and I ended it with another 5k race, this time for me.  And I am very pleased with the results.  Out of 185 people who finished I came 77th,  17th of the 89 lady's racing, with a final time of 26:39.  That smashes my PB, as you can see from the photo I am very happy with this result.  I wonder what I should do next?

Saturday 22 June 2013

The first project

Today I made a start on my first real project since I finished studying with the OU.
I need to repair a friends book but to do this I need some starch paste.  I haven't made any for years but luckily I'd made a note of the recipe from 2008 - it came out perfect.  
Tomorrow I'll get repairing...

Tuesday 18 June 2013

June's Writers Group

It was a good meeting today, with a great discussion about using dreams as inspiration in our writing.

Homework: Think of a place or a person you love but don’t visit very often. Write a detailed description of the place or person. Now use this as the inspiration for a story or poem.

Sunday 16 June 2013

Paris - a long weekend

I've been a little quite recently I know and part of that is due to a long weekend in Paris.  We had a lovely time - you can read all about it on my Not all who wander are lost blog.
Things should get back to normal now, and I'll be able to get started on some of those projects...

Sunday 2 June 2013

My first 5k race

This morning I ran my first ever race.  A 5k Race for Life with Cancer Research.  My sister and I ran together and managed not only to raise nearly £300 for Cancer Research, but to run the full 5k in 33:59.  This isn't the fastest time ever but I am very happy with it - my sister had hurt her knee and we thought we might have to walk it.
Thank you to everyone who sponsored us.  It really motivates you to know that we are helping such a worth while charity while doing something we love.
I really enjoyed it and can't wait to run my next race.  This time for the love of racing rather than for charity.