|Winter Walk, 6th January 2019 - Maria A Smith|
Almost two weeks into the new year, and I've come to grinding halt. I've caught the dreaded lurgy that's doing the rounds, a really nasty cold virus which has left me literally speechless! And laid low.
And, to top that, this morning, I broke yet another tooth! I tell you I'm keeping my dentist in business, I reckon I must own a share of the practice the amount of times I've been in and out of there in the last few years. Never mind, worse things happen, and everything was going well up until the 7th of January, and I've accomplished some of what I set out to do this month. It's merely a set back.
I kicked my #Walk1000miles challenge off, on the first day of the year, and managed to get out daily. On the first weekend, I enjoyed a lovely walk on a beautiful January afternoon. It really was a delight to breath in the fresh air and see the bare trees and the empty fields. I was quite surprised to see early blossom though, as I've been past that spot before and it's been March before I've seen any blossom on the branches.
I also did the King Richard III Walking Trail last weekend, which is a tour around the city visiting sites Richard would be familiar with back in his day, the churches he would of attended, bridges he would of crossed and all that sort of thing. You buy a booklet with the trail map in it and you set off on your own, at your own pace. I didn't have time to go into the Visitors Centre, or the Cathedral as it was just closing it's doors when I got back off the trail walk. As I'm local, I can do it on another day.
|Leicester - January 2019 - Maria A Smith|
Writing wise, I've done very little other than some edits on my novel, a flash fiction piece, and the beginnings of a non fiction chapter.
There isn't much else to report, other than I've had my hair cut shorter as you can see in the images above, well perhaps not the one with the hat.
As for finding calm, I have been resting, but that has been forced rest due to the virus. To tell you the truth, I've not had much energy, it's sort of took my legs from under me, so the next week will be all about recovery.
What have you been up to?