Monday, July 16, 2018


Today I am leading an FBG walk... IF it's not rained off.
I hope it isn't cos it's one of the walks I've not done yet.
This will be the first walk I've lead this year... mostly because I just didn't want the stress involved in doing it.

I lead many last year, and had a few that just turned out to be a nightmare.  Mostly with people who wouldn't walk with 'the group' and got too far ahead of us.  That's stressful, because as the leader you are 'responsible' for everyone's safety, particularly when it's a night walk.  I have NO INTENTION of ever leading a night walk again because of last year's shitty walks.

So anyway, we are expecting showers today, so there is a good chance the walk will be cancelled.  

Before the walk I'm heading into town (local), to get some test pots for the new set of drawers.  I'm going to paint it the same as the other little set I did a few weeks ago.
I might have to give it a light sand before painting too... so it could take a few days.

But I'm sure it will be awesome once finished.

And that's about all I have for now... so catch ya later.


ABOVE:   10.30 am.  BRUNCH.  Cos I felt like something warm.  Almond meal waffle with Sugar Free Maple syrup.
NEED to get some cream!  That would have made it even better.

Now... might just sand those drawers before the walk, which looks likely to go ahead.  Just a few showers so far this morning.

3 pm:  So typical!  The walk went ahead as it hadn't rained for a few hours... and guess what happened 5 minutes into the walk?

IT RAINED.  For about 3/4's of the walk! Then the sun came out and it was like a sauna.  But, it was a good walk! 

ABOVE:  Another one done and dusted, just ONE MORE to do tomorrow and I will have finished the first half of the Urban Challenge for this year.  Yaaaa.

HELLO??? Anyone out there today, or do ya think it's still the weekend?  Days like this, when it's so quiet... I might just sign off for the day really early!  
All I'm doing tonight is finishing the sanding of those drawers anyway.  Nothing riveting.


  1. Oh geez, you’re responsible for everyone’s safety? I could agree with that as far as planning a route, I mean you wouldn’t want to take a high crime area route, but people should be responsible for themselves, and anyone who doesn’t stay with the group, is on their own. That would totally be my speech prior to the walk. I mean, you join a group to be part of a group.

    Looking forward to seeing Archer’s drawers. Sweet story. :)

    1. Responsible in that you have to keep everyone on the right route, make sure no one gets left behind, help anyone who might need it and so on. In Cambridge where I live there are no 'crime areas' as such, it's a quiet little town. Luckily. All our routes are pre-mapped out for us, which is great.

  2. Well you have had a huge few days and just got to catchup on the blog after nearly a week away and out of Internet kilter lol

    Lovely to have friends and family catch ups for all of us meals out lotsa memories made pics taken etc , and not be tied to routine ..

    As usual a fab interesting blog Love to see the drawers when they are done.. Too much info on a 5day read for me to comment cept gr8 pics of you all from the lot of you there ..

    Take care ..PS Love the new cars and happy you ones are happy with them as well and Happy family times all round!!

  3. Anonymous7:40 PM

    Hi I enjoy your blog...I have just come home from sitting at the hospital with my elderly inlaws she is 91 and unwell at this time...he is 93 still drives and does shopping mother in law was totally fine on Wednesday and was rushed to hospital of Thursday and things have not been good since.. I can see the weight loss in your pics, the grandchildren look cute...


    1. I hope your mother-in-law recovers. Wow such great ages to reach... all the best {{{hugs}}}

  4. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Thanks Chris, my own little mother only passed away one year ago aged all a bit stressful.


  5. Have been on teenage sitting duty today...had a fun day op shopping.

  6. Anonymous12:10 AM

    That almond meal waffle looks great. I have been making almond meal bread in a cup. There are 5 quick ingredients that you stir up in a coffee mug and pop in the microwave for 60 secs. It's more like a light scone and it has become my "go to" treat with a low sugar jam or the same maple syrup as you with cream. I can tell you have lost weight in the photo. Keep up the good work. Michelle from Oz.

    1. Michelle, can you give me the recipe for the cup thingee please?

    2. Anonymous11:46 AM

      For sure 😊
      4 TBS Almond meal
      1 TBS Olive oil
      Pinch of salt
      1 egg
      1/4 Tsp Baking powder
      Just put it all in a mug and mix thoroughly with a fork. Pop in the microwave for 60 secs. Every microwave is different so may be a little trial and error but 60 secs works for me.

    3. I just made one, and I added 5 mixed frozen berries (defrosted) and it was delicious! I cooked it for 70 seconds. PERFECT.

  7. Do you guys coordinate to all wear purple? Cute :) I wish we had a group to do that it looks so nice. I used to have the people I ran with a lot but now I'm all out of shape again and wouldn't be able to do it.

    1. Most of us have a purple Fat Bottomed Girls t-shirt or jacket.


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