Thursday, 20 August 2009

Fitness fanatic

As I've mentioned before I'm never going to be Mrs Fit but now that the kids are back at school and the sun is still shining I've decided to get out and about every morning. I can't run to save myself and those superfit walkers with their sticks just plain scare me, so I've bought myself a decent pair of walking shoes and I'm off. In an attempt to keep myself inspired I've decided to keep a journal, another thing that I'm not particularly good at. I started by stamping the compass upside down which probably doesn't bode well for my walking future, but we'll see...
Fab legs belonging to a minor UK celeb, darn... actually to be honest it's the shoes, I want the shoes...

On my second walk I discovered a friend of mine deep in conversation with one of the local farmers about how to make wild berry liquor, my friend reckoned he was out for a run (yeah right!) but it did mean I didn't feel quite so bad about taking a short break to listen in! See I knew there was a reason I started walking, all I need now is a large jar, some gin and start gathering, it should be ready by Christmas!


Just to answer a couple of comments on the wax post, after a suggestion from Patty http://bitze.wordpress.com/ I tried inking the stamp with Versamark to prevent it from sticking before using it in the wax. I also chose a very simple stamp as the finer stamps just have too much detail. When the image is dry, paint it with dilute Gesso which gives it a good base for paint, glitter or other decoration afterwards. Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

life in CH said...

well GO you! totally impressed i am!! with the walking TOO LOL - h.

Linda said...

Those hills will kill you!!!!!! But it is fodder for a journal. I like that I can benefit from your exercise regimen.

La Dolce Vita said...

A morning walk can become addictive!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Those ARE amazing red shoes!!! Walking is such fun, sounds like you have special surroundings and inspiring ones too! Why do the walkers carry sticks?
Wild Berry Liquor sounds great, some years ago, we did Brandied Fruit which was quite nice and evolved with the ripening fruit season!
Leave it to you to take the stamping in wax to new heights. I must try your gesso and paint tips!
oxo

Jenxo said...

go you!!! I used to love to walk but now i need new knees!

thanks for the wax tip, because i had dreadful trouble . I wondered if i missed something in the tute cos in that part i couldnt understand anything!! jenxo

Jenxo said...

go you!!! I used to love to walk but now i need new knees!

thanks for the wax tip, because i had dreadful trouble . I wondered if i missed something in the tute cos in that part i couldnt understand anything!! jenxo

Nathalie Thompson said...

Well looks like walking will kill 3 birds with one stone (exercise, new recipes and fab journaling). You've inspired me!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I spy a wonderful new blog header, so elegant and lovely M!!!

Gunnels blog said...

I have also started to walk much more lately. I have to; both the stithing and all the time with the computer.........and all eating it sin´t good ;-) and I have started to listen on books when I walking, it´s really nice. And now I will take my new friend, my new camera with me :-)
Thank you for kind comments on my blog!

Melinda Cornish said...

You can do it Miss margaret!!! I started walking the end of April and I have gone down three sizes....it is just getting into the routine that is hard...14 days make a new habit...