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14 January 2017

Project 365 2017 #2

Week 2 of Project 365 2017 and everyone is fully immersed back into their routines and 2016 seems so far in the past.

Project 365 2017 day 8 - Gin and lemonade // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 9 - Home ed family yoga // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 10 - Lacock run // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 11 - Evening run to the pub // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 12 - Vegan Life magazine // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 13 - Easy reading // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 14 - Canal walk // 76sunflowers

Day 8
Needed a gin and lemonade tonight.
Day 9
First yoga class with my home ed families and what a lovely group. Then it was off to the local preschool to teach 2 to 4 year olds - needless to say I am loving it!
Day 10
I met up with my work colleague and running buddy for 5.5 miles around Lacock. Felt like a rubbish friend when I got home and realised it was her birthday.
Day 11
An evening run to the village pub and back - I didn't go in.
Day 12
A cold day with excited kiddos at school waiting for the heavy snow fall that was forecast - there wasn't a single flake. I cosied up tonight with a new magazine, Vegan Life, and found some tasty looking meals to try.
Day 13
The cold, dark days at work make photography a bit of a challenge so another bedtime snap today. My latest bit of easy reading from the library but I fell asleep as soon as I started reading.
Day 14
Another lovely yoga session this morning with my two groups - lots of them came back and there were new faces too. This afternoon we took a walk along the local canal to get some fresh air and take in a little bit of sunshine and lots of fresh air - all is good.

x x x
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7 January 2017

Project 365 2017 #1

I can't quite believe we are back to week 1 of Project 365 again!
This is my fourth year taking part and I can't wait to see what 2017 has to offer.

Project 365 2017 day 1 - Vegan Shepherdess Pie  // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 2 - Bath canal  // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 3 - Moon and Venus  // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 4 - Runners  // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 5 - Yoga socks and shawl // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 6 - Yoga class prepping // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 7 - Miranda Sawyer Out of Time // 76sunflowers

Day 1
New Year's Day and a bit of a lazy start to the year for me and the kiddos - the husband had to go to work. I cooked a vegan Shepherdess Pie for tea which was a success for 3 out of 4 of us - my boy couldn't cope with the amount of veg and lentils!
Day 2
We had a lovely family day in Bath today parking up at the university and walking part of the Skyline down to the canal. I finally met one of the husband's friends from work and we had a cuppa at his canal-side house - all very nice!
Day 3
A cold one for the last day of the holidays for me and the kiddos. The girl headed off into town with her friend and the boy ended up with two friends in the conservatory whittling wood. I headed down the garden to pick some thyme and rosemary and spotted the moon and Venus overhead.
Day 4
Back to school for us all today. We were all a bit low about this but it did us good to get back into routine. As soon as I got home I put on my runners - the first time in 4 weeks - for a 5k to the village and back. It was a bit tough and I fear my fitness levels have dropped massively.
Day 5
Back to yoga after missing it last week. It was a chilly night so thick socks and a shawl were needed for savasana.
Day 6
I got myself and my bags prepped for my first yoga classes on the weekend. I was a big ball of nervous energy.
Day 7
First yoga classes this morning were great fun with lots of positive feedback so I hope everyone comes back next week! This afternoon I chilled with my library book that has been reserved so I need to get it read by Tuesday - Miranda Sawyer's Out if Time is a great look at the midlife of a modern woman and I recommend it.

x x x
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31 December 2016

Project 366 2016 #51 & #52

It's a double collection of photos to round up this year's Project 366. It has been an interesting year for many but I've reached a lot of personal goals and I'm glad I stuck at capturing each day to look back on.

Project 366 day 353 - Haggler's Corner Sheffield // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 354 - Christmas Lights // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 355 - Town walk // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 356 - Cinnamon Rolls // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 357 - Walk  // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 358 - Dog Walk // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 359 - Christmas Eve // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 360 - Vegan Christmas Dinner // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 361 - New yoga pants // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 362 - Rogue One // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 363 - Gardening // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 364 - Field Walk // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 365 - Vegan cheese and marmite pasta // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 366 - Glastonbury Steet Art // 76sunflowers

Day 353
My final day of yoga training so we all went out to lunch to a lovely cafe tucked away in Haggler's Corner, Sheffield.
Day 354
Back home and this afternoon I went for a wander with the kiddos around the neighbouring roads to check out some of the Christmas lights.
Day 355
A lovely day for a walk to town to carry out some errands including a trip to the library and the sorting office to get some final Christmas presents.
Day 356
Winter Solstice so an extra session of yoga to welcome back the light and the longer days to come. After our practice we had a lovely Vegetarian and Vegan feast - I contributed the unhealthy choice in the form of cinnamon rolls!
Day 357
I feel like we're ticking down the time to the big day now. The husband is still at work so I took the kiddos out for a walk around the neighbouring fields to fill our lungs with some fresh air. All the sun salutations last night worked as we had sunshine to brighten the sky.
Day 358
A much deserved day off for the husband and the arrival of the brother-in-law, and his crazy dog, who were staying nearby for a couple of nights. The weather remained bright so we took ourselves off on a big walk across fields and through plenty of mud before heading back home to warm up.
Day 359
Christmas Eve and I found some time today to put my feet up and get my head into my library book - an easy Christmas chick-lit read which has to be done.
Day 360
Christmas Day! The kiddos slept in until past 8.00 then it was stocking time followed by a morning of a lazy pastry laden breakfast and present opening. A late lunch and I made my own mushroom wellington for myself and with a pile of roast veg, bread sauce, stuffing and gravy my first vegan Christmas dinner was a success.
Day 361
Boxing Day and the husband was back at work - the downside of running your own business - so I had to get the kiddos out for some fresh air as nobody set foot outside yesterday. Once the husband was home I shut myself in the front room with a burning incense stick, some chilled out music, my yoga mat and awesome new yoga pants!
Day 362
The husband had today off and we made our Christmas trip to the cinema to see Rogue One. I hadn't read too much about it and didn't get my hopes up but I was blown away by this film - all I'm going to say was by the end I was an emotional wreck. When we got home we heard that Carrie Fisher had not long passed away which made Princess Leia's word of 'hope' quite poignant.
Day 363
Today was a cold one. The husband was back at work, the kiddos wanted a house day so I headed out into the garden for a couple of hours to attack some conifers and tidy up the vegetable patch. The garden is still winning this particular fight.
Day 364
I just had to get out today so I threw some chocolates, snacks and water in my backpack and got the kiddos out for a two hour walk down village lanes and across muddy fields. My state of mind was much improved as a result.
Day 365
I took the kiddos to a friend's house today for lunch - the children played whist the grown ups chatted and drunk lots of tea. Back home and it was a late tea for me rustling something up from the store cupboard so I veganised my favourite cheese and marmite pasta dish - you'll either love it or hate it!
Day 366
New Year's Eve and a last minute plan to catch up with my niece who we haven't seen for over two years. We met up in my favourite town of Glastonbury where we a found piece of street art - I thought the words were a perfect way to round up 2016.

HAPPY NEW YEAR & SEE YOU IN 2017!
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18 December 2016

Project 366 2016 #50

Week 50 of project 366 for 2016 has been a tiring, but amazing, one!

Project 366 day 346 - Library book // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 347 - Christmas presents // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 348 - Christmas star // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 349 - Sunflower incense // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 350 - Festive fairy lights // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 351 - The Killers // 76sunflowers
Project 366 day 352 - Street art // 76sunflowers

Day 346
Up before everyone else this morning so I snuggled under a blanket in the lounge and finished my library book - which had me in tears.
Day 347
Getting organised today with the bulk of the Christmas presents wrapped - these aren't all of them by the way.
Day 348
I made the hearth look a little bit more festive tonight with my new star shade.
Day 349
A lovely gift from my lovely friend at work - a sunflower incense holder.
Day 350
Coming in from yoga tonight my front room window was glowing with some festive fairy lights.
Day 351
Last day of work and straight up to Sheffield for my final weekend of yoga teacher training - The Killers made the M1 bearable.
Day 352
Just outside my training venue was this rather fabulous piece of graffiti - I've always been a fan of words and street art and I loved this.

x x x
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