Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The walk to school and back

A hearty breakfast and a brisk walk- the best way to start the day! I'm just back from taking wee S down to his school. The weather is good, a bit cooler now but it was nice to hear the birdsong. So now l'm in fine fettle and plan to get caught up with a bit of house tidying; well that's the plan anyway.
Yesterday l went swimming and did 30 laps- when l got out of the pool my legs felt like jelly and l needed a quick pick-me-up (almost off the floor!), so l headed up the road for a cup of tea with some much needed sugar.
The slideshow below is of my morning walk to S's school and back. The garden area in front of the large church is known locally as 'Hangman's hill', named for obvious reasons. I use the walk home to give myself a quick paced workout- uphill most of the way! The church is undergoing some structural work at the moment as you can see with the scaffolding. That's my lovely daughter 'M' wearing the green T-shirt- she was just saying 'Cheerio' to her pals down the town as l walked by.
Ok, one more cup of tea and then l'll get something done.





Porridge by Spike Milligan

Why is there no monument
To Porridge in our land?
It it's good enough to eat,
It's good enough to stand!

On a plinth in London
A statue we should see
Of Porridge made in Scotland
Signed, "Oatmeal, O.B.E."

18 comments:

T*mmy said...

My aren't we energetic today :)
Never had any porridge don't know if I would like it...
I loved the slide show you have a beautiful neighborhood!
:)

Carmen said...

It's so hot here that your swimming sounds like heaven, LOL
Love your place... alot!!!

Lorraine said...

Oh, I love love love a big bowl of Scotch oats in the morning!

Connie said...

Oh my...after 30 laps I would need oxygen.lol
Love your slide show. Such a beautiful place you live.

Hope you are doing well.
Hugs,
Connie

Snow White said...

hi sis, loved the pics what are ya doing tae me
xx sw

Kerri said...

A wonderful way to start the day..porridge and a brisk walk. I hope S is enjoying school :)
Ah swimming...my favourite sport...but there are very few places close by here to swim and I haven't done it in years, sad to say.
I watched your lovely slide shows last night but couldn't keep my eyes open, so decided to wait until I was fresh this morning to comment. Your area is very beautiful. My hubby visited before me and said, "You must go and see Horizon's slide show!" Your pictures are wonderful!! Thanks for taking time to share it with us :) xoxox

Jeanette said...

Hi Horizon, Lovely pics of your walk to start the day. Oh 30 laps I would be lucky to get to 1 lol. Im exhauster pass the oxygen please....

Merle said...

Hi Sarah ~~ Loved the slide show and
it looks like a great area. I loved the two hanging baskets on the pole.
And Young S looks good going to school, I think he is still on half days is he? Thanks for your comments about my camelias. I can't believe you swam so many laps !!
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

PEA said...

I'd still be lying down on the floor after that many laps! lol Hello dear Horizon:-) Finally taking some time to catch up with a few blogs...always a pleasure to come visit you!! I so enjoyed the walk with you and Sam...you have such beautiful buildings over there, love the architecture of the church! I remember as a child, mom would always make us porridge before we went to school...I haven't had any in years now!! Take care my friend! xoxo

HLiza said...

I love being able to walk along this nice scenery you show! I bet you have had very good workouts with those walking and swimming..Now I think I should start learning how to swim..

clairesgarden said...

good way of starting the day, are you milk/sweetner or water/salt?

Susie said...

You'd have to carry me out if I did 30 laps! I admire your swimming skills! Glad S is doing well, and have enjoyed all your marvelous pictures..
xoxo

smileymamaT said...

I really liked the "walk-through" of your town! That church is so large - must be such a major project...and loved that old tree, too. Your little S is cute. I always wonder if porridge is like cream-of-wheat, which is what I like to eat. I'll have to go look it up!
T

Sharon Kay said...

You go girl.......the walking and swimming will give you the spirt that you need............and thankyou for the walk through the lens of your camera. Sam is just to cute.....

Val said...

Lovely to share the walk with you - a little bit like Elgin or a small village on the Moray Firth coast there called Hopeman (best icecream in the world!)

How lovely it is to see hills from the town - and the sea of course!

Margaret said...

Hiya, I for one love my porridge every morning winter or summer. Loved the slide show. I am glad to be able to blog again now my computer is behaving itself.
Cheers Margaret

Sling said...

Is porridge the same as oatmeal?..I just don't know.
I'm a brown sugar and cinnamon kinda guy.
How invigorating it must be to walk through that pleasant place after a great workout!

amy said...

hello there... this is my first visit to your blog... i've found my way here via lorraine (so hold her personally responsible)... what a nice blog you have... i live in scotland as well... and have just begun updating a blog we have associated with our business -www.glasgowcityflats.blogspot.com... anyways... i really like the slide images, coolio...

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