Geth and I dragged ourselves out of bed this morning to go to parkrun for the first time in seven weeks. Neither of us had run at all during the intervening period; taking this into consideration, I was pretty happy with my time, which was only four minutes slower than my PB. A few weeks back in training (not to mention non-Christmas eating) and hopefully I’ll be back where I was in the autumn and ready for the 10k races I’ve got lined up for the spring and summer!
My husband Geth and I are in the process of buying our first house at the moment, which, as with every move, is both exciting and stressful at the same time. We’re pretty close to completion now, and had a meeting with our solicitor in Whitley Bay today to sign stuff and finalise things.
I was excited to find out today that the house we’re buying was built in 1988. I love the ’80s but have never lived in an ’80s build before! I’m really looking forward to moving in next month, getting settled, and starting to plan all my home improvement projects.
On Tuesday, I went out with the family to our favourite Italian restaurant in Edinburgh, the Bar Italia, where my mum and dad have been going since the ’70s. The pizza there is great, but like most Italian restaurants, they don’t offer a huge deal of choice on the cider front, so a Magners it was.
Magners is pretty ubiquitous so there’s not much to say about this one, other than the fact I expect I’ll be drinking it at lots of restaurants during 2018!
It’s my thirty-third birthday today. I have celebrated reaching matching digits again (only happens once every eleven years!) with birthday cheesecake, prosecco, filthy Dominos takeaway and a resolve not to care what the scales say at Slimming World weigh-in tomorrow (back on plan from tomorrow afternoon!).
It’s probably fitting that my first proper post is about cider; I do drink a lot of the stuff. I did originally think about doing a blog where I tried a new one every day for a year, but in recent years I’ve realised that I do need to have dry days most of the time. Still, I’m going to review them here when I do drink them.
I like pretty much all flavours of Thistly Cross, but some of them can be a bit heavy. This is a nice, lighter option at 4.4% (the Original and Whisky Cask flavours are both over 6%, for comparison), so it was very welcome yesterday when I was starting to get that really sluggish, boozed-out feeling you have towards the end of the Christmas period.
Scotland isn’t typically known for cider production, but Thistly Cross is most definitely one of my favourite ciders. Expect to see a few different flavours of this posted over the next wee while.