It's so strange actually spending Easter here in England and being at home. For as long as I can remember, our Easter holidays were spent in Thailand celebrating Songkran, the Thai New Year, so Easter was never something we celebrated and we certainly didn't get any Easter eggs! It was really lovely to be able to have some time off work seeing friends and family though, especially with the lockdown and restrictions being in place for so long. I've never had so many plans over one weekend as I had done this weekend but it felt good, even though I'm now super tired but I'm hopeful for a fairly normal Summer now. Anyway, here's what we got up to on Easter Monday...
By the sea
Silverdale | Jenny Browns Point
We spent early Monday morning by the sea, walking along the beach front, listening to the waves and getting my nice white trainers all mucky from the sand. It was a cold morning, with snow falling in the early hours of the morning but still, we wrapped up and it was lovely to be outside and somewhere new! Silverdale is about a 40 minute drive from ours and because we set off fairly early, we managed to park our cars as near to the foot path as possible. The views across Morecambe Bay were beautiful! If the wind had dropped it would have been a perfect day for a picnic on the beach as there are lots of rocks to sit on.
I had packed a little picnic for both Josh and I but because my Mum and Dad made a last minute decision to come with us, we shared it with them, so when someone mentioned Arnside Chippy that's where we went for a bite to eat! It was really good and I'm glad we didn't over order like usual.
Training for a 32 mile challenge
The Howgill Fells
On June 20th 2021, the longest day of the year.. about 2 and a bit months from now, myself, Kelly, Amy and Francesca will be attempting to complete a 32 mile challenge which involves walking or running (most likely walking) the Ullswater Way and then climbing Helvellyn. I must admit, I am the least fit out of the group so I know I'm going to be that one who's a total pain in the arse, asking for plenty of breaks to stop and catch a breath so I'm going to try and get out walking and running as much as physically/mentally possible from now until then. Kelly and I did Winder Fell last night which took us 37 minutes to reach the trig point from my front door and 58 minutes in total to get up and down! I didn't think it was too bad but I would like to get that time down by quite a bit, so if anyone fancies a walk/jog/run up and down the fell over the coming weeks, let me know! Although, I'm not much of a chatter when I'm trying to run and breath.. ha!