I started the day well at least; did my Christmas run and came home and told Dh I needed proper running shoes ASAP. The boys loved their stocking contents (books, M&M's, bubble mix and stickers); they really loved their main present (a new bike each) and then it was topped off with book vouchers from my parents.
|The new bikes which were taken straight out for a ride at our local school.|
Then off to MIL's where they got t-shirts and a game or book from their aunt, more books from grandma and grandad plus a construction toy each too. We got a very cool windchime which is still in it's box due to the weather, I also got some very nice gardening gloves and Dh got a LOTR chess set which has seen several games already.
|See the pretty gloves? Much nicer to look at than my normal ones.|
|This will look much better out of the box, and in focus; I promise!|
Boxing day saw us head out to The Colombo to get me new running shoes (my birthday present from Dh); tried them out this morning and after an initial case of more pain than the old ones they settled down pretty quickly and my feet feel better now than they did before the run! I'm also now halfway through the C25K and have been out in both rain and shine so far. Feeling pretty good about it so far and looking forward to being fitter and getting more energy too.
|My new, rather garish Asics shoes. I've ordered a drinks holster and a lightweight rainproof jacket too which should be all I need.|
|I haven't eaten any of it yet! Love the yarn colour.|
Spinning wise, I've finished spinning the mystery man-made fibre from the Advanced Spinning group into quite a nice 3-ply yarn. Really happy with it and looking forward to finding out what it was. It goes a bit funny with heat and moisture (spinning on a warm day with sweaty hands), but still has a nice sheen. I'm suspecting maybe it's a corn based fibre.
|I do love me a nice 3-ply; despite the extra effort required.|