May: Meals, Miles, Books and Looks

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These last few days have really started to give us a taste of winter and this weekend saw us making the first fire of the year.  It was so cosy having the fire going, the cats were stretched out enjoying the warmth and we were cuddled on the sofa watching the Game of Thrones characters navigate the snow.

Meals

The White Lady food truck is quite the local institution and at the beginning of the month we got the chance to stop and grab a vege burger on the way to the Alice Cooper and Mötley Crüe gig.

I roasted up some carrots, squash, parsnips and courgettes I got at the farmers market and had that with some Linda McCartney country veg pies, which are real treat for us this time of year.

The leftover roast veges were accompanied by some sliced beans I got a market and some mashed potatoes and I made a sausage casserole with some Quorn sausages I had in the freezer.  I prefer the Linda McCartney sausages for casseroles because the Quorn ones are more firm and don't seem to give or absorb any of the casserole flavours, but they still taste great.


It was extremely indulgent, but at the weekend we decided to have a full cooked breakfast!  We had Quorn bacon, Linda McCartney sausage, egg, tomato, mushrooms, beans and toast.  It was so delicious.

They haven't all been full cooked breakfasts though!  Look!  I had a lovely fruit salad one day and porridge on another :)

And still very much in the mood for soups, I made a potato and leek soup for lunch one weekend and had it with some sourdough bread.
 

And I love hazelnuts and managed to get a bag at the city farmers market, but they've all been eaten now. 

Miles: 29.2km

Still working away at the Couch to 5k program and this month I did my first trail race! Ooh those hills!

I haven't been very good at going to yoga regularly, but I'm hoping to make a better effort in the coming weeks.

Books

I managed to finish 4 books this month.  It helps when 3 of them are quick reads!

I finally finished the awful book that is Outlander (aka Cross Stitch) by Diana Gabaldon.  I'm glad it's over.

I decided to go ahead and finish The Giver series by Lois Lowry.  I really liked these books.  I would have liked to have known what happened to some of the other characters that had been introduced, but I guess that's life and you can't know what happens to everyone.

Looks

I don't have any looks for you this month except this one of my new Blues rugby hat.  We buy the 4 game pack and each year we get a free gift.  Previously its been a blanket and a scarf and this year its a cap.  Also I added a photo of my cat :)

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  1. Amber says:

    I loved the first 2 Outlander books and I think I forced my way through the first 3 or 4 books but then they just got too boring for me. I'm sad to hear such a great series ended on such a low note!

    Great job on your first trail race!! Trail running is my favourite because when we do trail races we WALK (or hike really) the hills! :)

  2. Jenny says:

    Hey thanks for commenting on my blog!

  3. Yum, the food you've been eating lately looks really good! I love comforting fall/winter meals! I've actually still been eating things like that even though we are moving into summer!

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