Saturday

Went on another little hike. Ended up doing 12km and Tabitha smashed it!

Found part of the hamlet we were looking for.

And some nice skies over rolling hills.

And some birds.

And some interesting buildings.

And this tree.

And this eerie-looking cloud formation over an empty field.

And this couple who'd had a superglue accident and were on their way to get help.


I like doing these walks at the weekend. I've been slowly changing my habits to be more active overall; a change that has been massively encouraged by the Apple Watch. I don't think I'm losing any weight (I get all obsessive if I start to track that) but I do feel loads better.


A truckload of flowers

Spotted whilst I was wandering this morning. Wanted to get in and lie down but I've seen enough cop shows to be pretty scared of getting trapped in the back of a lorry.


Sunday

Started out with a duvet cuddle with a cat who's about to rip my hand off.

Went to Fatto a Mano for Tabitha's 5 ½ birthday (it's a thing!)

Walked the dog on a new route and saw this lovely house.

It finally stopped raining so did a bit of flying (just) before it got too dark.

Ate some excessively sweet cake (conceived by a 5 ½ year-old) consisting of chocolate brownie, vanilla sponge, meringue, butter cream and shards of chocolate (kid loves Bake Off).

And got a nice sunrise on the way to work the following morning.


Mini-hike in the rain

Charlotte took this but I like it and it has me in it

Had an appointment at the hygienist this morning and felt uncharacteristically optimistic afterwards. I've been super busy at work this week and was looking forward to getting out and taking some pictures this weekend.

Then it started raining.

Then it didn't stop.

But I still really wanted to go out, so I dragged The Ladies and The Dog up over the Downs to explore and take some photos in the rain. It was a nice walk but we were pretty drenched and grumpy by the end of it.

Still, being selfish about it, I like these photos I got. And also smashed my newly-raised activity goal on my watch, so now I can, of course, slob about all afternoon watching TV and eating junk food. That's definitely how that works.


Airbase

Flew my drone at a decommissioned airbase today. Was worried it'd be geofenced but it wasn't and there was no-one around so I had at it! Was a lot of fun. Landed on a real runway like a real pilot. That runway hasn't been used in decades but it's as close as I'm ever going to get so shut up and leave me alone.