Tuesday, 14 May 2013

My month in numbers - April

A little late posting this month but not to be defeated here is my post!

4 nights spent in the Lake District, walking by lakes and streams, climbing fells and riding on the "Ratty".  The weather was pretty kind and we managed 2 walks.  One of 5.5 miles and one 4.5.

We also called in on a NT property on the way home and the kids made 2 bird feeders each.  They were the oldest at the activity table (a little too old maybe?!) and so they got to go in the field in front of the hide and hang theirs up after the other kids had left!

The "Ratty" is the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a 15 inch minimum gauge heritage railway in the Eskdale Valley.  It runs from Ravenglass to Dalegarth Station neat Boot.  The journey took us about 40 minutes through beautiful woodland and fells.

Alex went off on her bronze DofE practice weekend and managed 1 night in a 2 man tent - carrying it and putting it up herself with her other Senior Section Guides.  More walking is needed though to build up her stamina as she was shattered when she came home!

2 1/2 hours were spent in A&E after I managed to slosh hot cooking oil on my decolletage after I took a roasting pan out the oven not realising it contained any oil :( Thankfully it is healing really well but I have had 7 dressing changes so far and got to know my district nurses very well! Hopefully the next change will be the last one then it's down to fresh air and bio oil to work it's magic!

And the most important news was 1 new job was secured at a well known internet/tv company and sponsor of the X Factor after a few months of looking.  It's a mere 3 roundabouts away from where I used to work so still only a 10 minute commute! However it is an extra 10 hours a week so we'll see how I cope working full time for the first time in 12 years.  The extra money will be nice though (another number I could share but I will refrain!)


KraftyKaren said...

Great numbers - your Lake District trip sounds lovely x

Still not done my numbers yet - must do them this week!!

Tamara said...

Great numbers and good work on your new job.

Julie Kirk said...

Goodness me - it must have been bad to have to go to A+E. Sending you lots of quick-healing thoughts! x

It looks like you had the weather for the walking at least ... if the last week's been anything to go by sunshine and dry days are in short supply here.

I've added you to the board now: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/my-month-in-numbers/

Here's to a month of bio-oil working its magic for you.

Julie :-)

My simple life said...

love the post, looks like a very busy month!! glad your hand is getting better.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Good luck with the new job!
We hiked in the Cotswolds once; I'd like to do the Lake District some time, too.

Sandra said...

What a lovely month you had

alexa said...

Lots of ups and a down here, much as the railway journey might have had! Hoping your cleavage is healing well now, and it sounded very painful :(. Lovely photos of your young 'uns! And many congrats on landing that job!

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