Thursday, 24 March 2016

Tangerines and a touch of Yoga.

I made some muffins the other day and was wondering what flavour to use. 
Well, I found some tangerines that were needing to be used up. So using a basic muffin recipe I squeezed the juice and added peel into it and also used some of the juice in the icing. 
Let me tell you they were very tasty, even if I do say so myself.

Karen and I have been going to a yoga class once a week since the beginning of December. I think we are both starting to feel a wee bit more flexible. But let me tell you some of those exercises are just plain hard!!!
Take Monday evening for instance, we were doing a couple of slightly more advanced exercises.
Picture this - lying on your back with your legs at 45 degree angle, legs crossed then pull slightly on your  ankles to pull your legs closer to your body, putting  a good old stretch into your old gluteus maximus.  

Ha, first of all I couldn't even cross my legs properly and as for grabbing my ankles - no chance!!
 Some people could actually do it but there was an awful lot of groaning in the room lol.

Suffice to say I had very tender legs the next day.   
I think I will have to do a lot more practicing at home and not just wait for the class!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

First Day of Spring

Well, today was the first day of Spring, it's been a long time coming!!
It didn't disappoint, we have had a lovely blue sky and warmer temps although there was a chilly wee wind blowing.
I got to sit outside in the back garden and watch Dan doing some hard work. 
We have got some gym equipment in the garage but it is so messy in there we can't get to it. 
So, Dan's mission this weekend, whether he chose to accept it or not,  was to clear some space in the garage and clean the mats for the floor.

Well the garage is now tidier and this is him cleaning the mats (I think he might have a sore back tomorrow).

He was using the hose to rinse them off  and all was going well until he went to switch the water on. 
The hose took on a life all of its own.
It snaked around the garden soaking everything in sight. 
I ran away from it and got my back soaked. 

Dan being a heroic sort of bloke grabbed it and got a good soaking for this trouble. 
It was quite funny, even Dan laughed after he had squeezed the water out of his jumper and dried his specs :)

       I have decided to try my hand at knitting once again. I used to to do this many years ago before being married with children and really enjoyed it. 
So this is going to be a scarf hopefully. 

I must remember to put a pic up of it finished.