Tags: Chika, Dining Out, Oatmeal
Raise your hand if you like maths!
I hope you’re waving it madly now, cos we got some NUMBERS a’ comin’!
Two Number of days away from the blog- so loooooonnnggg! I actually get kinda excited about blogging, when I’ve been away for a while; I never know what photos will be on my camera and it’s kinda cool to see what I’ve been up to. #memoryofafish
Six inches (minimum) – height of shoes I wore to my Gran’s birthday meal.
I’m very proud of the fact that I can still touch my toes in the monster shoes :-p
See?? They were B I G! My sister loaned them to me for the evening, so why not!? I felt a little odd compared to the rest of the family though – my gran is all of about 4ft tall now, my step dad is 5ft8, my aunt about 5ft5, my mum – 5ft6, my grandpa – 5ft5 ish (they shrink), Hannah (in heels) about 5ft9 – and then there was all of 6ft2ish of me! I sure did have to duck in the pub…darn low beams.
Four pancakes I ate at lunch today.
One word: awesome. They were a mix of soya flour, chestnut flour, cinnamon, garlic, carrot and baking powder and were SO freakin’ good; all gooey on the inside
I also had a bowl of roast, curry powdered-up broccoli on the side:
One needs iron, you know.
Five coffees (at least) that I have drunk over the past two days….I do love my coffee.
Eighty Eight years old that my Grandma turned!
I’m not quite sure why my step dad looks so grrr at her ….Eighty eight aka OLD. My whole family seem to live for a really really long time – my grandpa is 90 in August! I wonder if I’ll reach that age….
Eleven miles ran on Saturday.
Amazing run!! I normally do my long runs on Sundays, but I knew we were going out for a meal Sat evening, and I was not convinced I’d get a hearty carb meal (I was right) so I switched it to Saturday. Twas a faboosh idea cos the weather on Saturday was 10 x nicer than on Sunday, AND I had my best run in ages, and my longest run since the marathon! I didn’t actually feel like running at all on Saturday morning (I just wanted to curl up in a ball and go back to sleep cos I was tired) but I told myself I’d just do 8 – secretly knowing that if I did 8, I’d definitely go the whole hog and do my planned 10. BUT the run was going SO well I just went and did 11!
When I set out, I decided to go slower cos I was thinking my pace last week (7.50-something) was too fast, hence why i had breathing issues. In the end though, I fell into a lovely 8.04 pace, and it felt fantastic. I had a GU at about mile 7 (holyheck I forgot how delicious those are!) and slammed a carton of soya milk the second I finished.
Runs like that remind me of why I love running, SO much.
One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety Six ml of rain bucketed down this weekend. OH. my. days. It’s been a constant see-saw of torrentially heavy rain, interspersed with a bit of sun / wind – very, very odd. Amazingly though, I only got wet the once on my run During work on Friday though? I had to leave part way through my shift to top up my carpark ticket, and I happened to leave during the heaviest rain known to man…
….the rest of my shift was spent freezing cold in soaked-to-the-skin shoes. Nay fun.
Three attempts to make my new debit card PIN work – three attempts too many apparently, cos now my card is blocked and I’ve got to trek aaaalll the way to the bank tomorrow to get it fixed. GAH! I got a new card the other day (cos the old one reached its’….sell-by?…date), hence the problem. One is miffed.
Multiple bowls of oatmeal consumed (of course):
They’re actually oatmeal / millet flake mixes, which is my new Thang
It is Brit Chick Runs, after all.
One (bad) films seen – my mum and I saw Bad Teacher on Friday night, and it was really disappointing! We both had high hopes for it, but it seemed like all the jokes were done in the first 1/4, and then it was very very blah. Cameron Diaz’s character was too much, and I felt like old Timberpuss‘ character changed randomly part way through and it didn’t seem to work. Meerrrrrrrrrrh. I’m hoping to see Bridesmaids this weekend though, so hopefully that’ll be better!
Three special vegan dishes prepared for me by the chef at the world’s meatiest restaurant – isn’t that sweet of them!? The restaurant we went to for my Gran’s birthday is like, a pub that grows its’ own animals, so they specialise in meat with a very very meaty menu (no veg options)- they even have a Steak Night on Thursdays! As my aunt is strict vegetarian and I’m vegan, I phoned ahead on Friday to say there were two oddballs coming in, and could they do anything? They sure did!
The chef made a sweet potato soup for starter (if we wanted it), or the mushroom fritters which were already on the menu, but with chilli sauce as opposed to garlic mayo. My mum was ordering the mushroom fritters anyway, so I just nabbed one of hers (I wasn’t hungry enough for a full starter):
They were OK, but everso greasy :/
For main, the chef had made stuffed aubergine:
I have NO idea what was in it, but it was extremely delicious! There nuts and herbs and mush in the aubergine, and it was sooo flavourful; there was a lot of effort put into it, which was sweet The only downside was that it was SO oily – my plate was like a little bowl of EVOO at the end! I still ate it though:
Cos it was seriously yum.
Sadly, there wasn’t really a dessert option – I asked if the summer pudding was vegan ( I loooove summer pudding) but it had gelatin in it, and the sorbet had egg whites. Egg whites in a sorbet!? I appreciated their honesty, but…egg whites in a sorbet!? I was surprised! In the end, I had some fruit:
After the meal, we went back to my Gran’s house to open presents and have coffee – but I was hungry by the time we got home! Which leads tooooo…..
One bowls of cereal consumed when I got back from the meal out, at 11pm. With yogurt. And an apple. And some soya milk. And maybe a blob of peanut butter too :-p This runner needs more than an oily aubergine for dinner!
number of head shakes from Chika today – my poor bubbah got a midge bite or something up her nozzer, cos I could barely get her bridle on, she was shaking her head so much! Poor girl…In fact, typing that has reminded me that I want to go out and check her now to see if she’s any better.
Muchos improved! I think she’s feeling better now
Over five hundred
spam comment emails in my inbox this weekend. HELP! I’m getting ‘comments’ from thousands of spam email accounts on random back posts, and obviously every time I get one, I get an email about it – which means I am getting HUNDREDS of spam emails a day! It’s horrible and I don’t know how to stop it, without installing one of those comment systems where you have to write out the letters in the box (you know the ones I mean!?). Gaahhhh.
(again) number of job websites trawled through, trying to find a suitable job; who would’ve thought being unemployed would be more stressful than doing exams!? Cos it is! Le sigh.
How was your weekend? What was the last film you saw at the cinema? I gotta say, I’m mega excited about Bridesmaids! I’ve heard verh, verh good things about it.