Hubby did a favour for a friend yesterday so I was left to my own devices for an hour or so.
Actually, I had over five hours to myself, and got quite busy!
I walked Maggie first thing on my own, doing the figure of eight round the Avenue, so clocked up around a mile and a half.
Back at the boat we had breakfast, then Hubby set off with the car.
Looking at the weather site, I thought I’d walk up to the Bank as I had some transfers to do, plus I wanted to get some laces for my trainers. The laces in them are forever coming undone (unless I tie a double knot) and I either fall over them or stand on them and then fall over.
You would not believe the problem I have had trying to find FLAT laces of 100cm in black, brown or blue (my trainers are dark blue but it wouldn’t have mattered), and there is no way I was prepared to pay nearly four quid for a pair from some creepy condescending salesman who had just told me there was no such thing (as I held up a pack off a rack of plenty) and I would have to have round ones.
From the pound shop I could’ve got a pair in white (too bright) but if I wanted round laces as I already had, I was spoilt for choice.
I checked my bank account then walked back via the market and picked up a pair of flat laces for 50p (they were a bit too long, but Hubby has fixed that, sealing the ends with heat shrink to stop them fraying, and they are just perfect).
I got to the marina gate and realised I had not done the thing I went to the bank for, so decided to walk back giving anyone in the High Street a sense of Deja Vu as I retraced my steps.
So, a very tired Maggie and I arrived back at the boat some 2½ miles later, after passing a rather interesting thing on the way (post will follow).
I did a bit of blogging, had a spot of lunch, and then as the WIFI signal was iffy (lunchtime in the office so games time) I decided to grab the camera and go for yet another walk with the dog.
In all, I walked almost five miles yesterday, ate sensibly and got some photos for blogging fodder.
Spring is in the air, or should I say bursting forth from the ground as I saw these snowdrops and crocuses on the way.