Monday, 12 November 2007
Monday is walk day
I sneakily took an afternoon off because it was so gorgeous. The sun was shining and although freezing it was a beautiful blue sky day. I headed up to Whaley Bridge and Combs Reservoir for a good long hike. Again, I have not been up there so was following my trusty book and it didn't let me down. 7 miles of brisk up and down through muddy fields, along ridges and through beech woods and finally finishing off alongside the reservoir. I struggled a bit to do it all before it got dark though so Shelagh didn't have time for a swim. I think she was pretty knackered by the time we got there so she wasn't too miffed. I was just pleased to get back to the car before it got dark!!
I've eaten exactly what I fancied today but haven't gone mad and, what with all the exercise, don't suppose it'll pile the lbs on.
I couldn't believe how lovely it was up on the ridge - lots of little cottages with chickens, geese ducks and all the usual farmyard stuff. Shelagh was happy chasing rabbits and rolling in revolting smelling stuff. There was still frost on the ground in the shaded spots but I spotted some ripened blackberries even now - in November!!