And here’s the evidence that there is no such thing as a squirrel-proof bird feeder!
I’ve had a better day today. My back was still bad this morning so I took more painkillers first thing, and when I went for my morning walk I didn’t take a rucksack. While walking (and medicated) I had no pain at all, and it didn’t come back till this evening so I think that keeping it moving is key. We watched the sci fi movie District 9 this evening – very good if you like Sci Fi by the way – and when I stood up after watching it, OW!!! Its eased up again with being more mobile though, I think I must have been so involved with the film I forgot to move around (I was lying on the sofa) and stiffened up.
As I short-changed you on the photos yesterday, here’s a few from my walk today. It was a beautiful, bright sunny morning – very cold, but not a cloud in the sky. I went to a small village near here called Shirenewton, which I often visit because its so pretty. Its quite high up and therefore always colder than it is around us, when we have a light frost they have half an inch of ice on there puddles. I then did a loop to get home without the boring retracing of steps (about 8 miles in total), taking it easy and at a very steady pace.
Breakfast: All bran with peaches
Lunch: A new split pea & veggie soup with houmous and crudités
Dinner: Navajo Mutton stew (the last portion, all gone now!) with broccoli & cauliflower.
Snacks: Errr… Protein smoothie,
Raisins, dry roasted peanuts, oatmeal raisin-choc chip cookies * 2, rock bun * 1… oops
Weight today: 10 st 1.5 lbs