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Eveeeeening folks.

So I went to go visit my aunt/Chahara’s new foal today (the one born the night before last!), and I took my spunky new camera with the hope of taking lots of delightful photos! However. EPIC FAIL. Literally, the second I turned the camera on, the [2nd] set of batteries went all red in the face and angry, and died after only a handful of photos ;’( Gutted!! A tiny tiiiiiiiiny part of my brain did actually think ‘oohh, bring some more batteries’..but obviously the rascal side of my brain decided to overrule the first thought. HURRUMPH. I’m going back this weekend to get more though. Anyway, here’s what I did get! (Apologies for the quality – I haven’t found the right setting for indoor/dull-light photos, that need a fast shutter speed :s)

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My aunt has freaking huge fields!!

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Proud aunt!

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Proud/tired mumma!! Apparently it was quite a long birth :s

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The foal is the SWEETEST thing ever! He’s so so friendly – most day old foals are pretty timid and scared of humans, but this guy doesn’t give a crap! He’s so sweet 🙂 But, there’s a downside – you might have noticed his hind legs in the pics? Well, sometimes when foals are born, they have slightly wibbly wonky legs, which should straighten up pretty quick. His don’t seem to be though…which is bad. If they don’t, he will probably have to be put down; after all, it’s a deformity, and it’ll ruin his growth (ie his back is being twisted etc), so it’d be the only option. My aunt is gutted 😦 finger’s crossed he sorts himself out over the next week!!

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I was up extra early today – lots to do! Cos I’d gotten up earlier, I totally wasn’t in the least hungry, so I just had a square of chocolate and 2 tsp wheatgerm to Break My Fast, as I couldn’t face anything else pre-workout :s Anyways, I did some DVDs, then had an EGM:

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I missed thee! It was B. E. A. Utiful, as Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty would say (loveeee that film!!).

Theeeen, I shot off to my aunts, saw the foal, had a tour of her vegetable patch, and stared in awe somewhat at her dogs; three generations – gran is a Boxer, daughter and grandchild are Boxer crosses, so they’re not massive. But after being round Poppy for so long, they looked HUGGGEE!! Crazy.

When I got home, I made a super quick packed lunch, then set out with a mission in mind – Find A Job! Basically, I went into town, and a few places along the way, and asked if anyone had any part time work. I’ve left my details at quite a few places, and I have an interview on Monday….wish me luck!!

It turns out I was actually home by lunch, so I got to enjoy my sheer yumminess at a table 🙂

A curry hummus and beetroot/salad sandwich:

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Carrots-in-a-curry-hummus-jar:

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A pear, and cherries:

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Amazing! The hummus and the beets went SO well together – I was rather taken aback by the delight :p

For dessert, I had some cereal 🙂

Straight after lunch, I got Chika out and took her for a hack. WHY do I keep riding straight after a big meal??? Will I ever learn?? Apparently not :/ ANYWAY – It was SO HAWT! Poor old Chika was very lethargic; it’s hard being a tubster horse in the heat 😛

When I was done with her, I mucked her and Tig out, and went out on a  random 1mile run. 9 minutes of running, and I was literally dripping with sweat 😛 heeeeaaattt wwaaavvveee!! Sheesh.

THEN, I took Poppy out for an hours’ walk – she was bursting to get out 😛 while I was walking down the driveway, I took some horsie photos 🙂

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Bucket Face!

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They love each other 🙂

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Any excuse right? 😛

I was quite peckish when I got back, so I decided it was the perfect opportunity for a bit of cereal love…not just any cereal though. THIS cereal:

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Have you had it before? It was SUPER delicious!! And the ingredients list was delightful 🙂 I had it with some Crunchy Bran and yogurt:

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Hurrah 😀 I also had a tiny tiny apple – remember folks, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Never forget.

Dinner was another old favourite: tempeh, peanut butter mess, durum wheat, veggies. Or, to put it more nicely:

Softly baked tempeh fillets, with an oriental spiced peanut glaze, on a bed of lightly seasoned, carob dusted durum wheat, and accompanied by garlic and cinnamon baked fresh winter vegetables.

Sounds a bit better right!? Here’s the mess anyway:

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Hurrah again!! Best meal ever 😀

Can you guess what’s coming now? Maybe something that sounds like Doppy Palk, and Hessert…oh, and Dig Dother 😛

Answers on a postcard people 🙂

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Questions: What’s your all time favourite meal?

What’s your all time favourite baby animal? Kittens win, hands down for me 😀

PS: MyMarbleRye is hosting a giveaway!

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Sandwiches

Good eveeeening!

Sorry I was absent yesterday, I was out in the evening and didn’t really have time to blog; but fear not, I shall recap everything (albeit a bit briefer) now 🙂

Saturday:

What happened today….oh yes, I did a lovely 7mile run in the morning! I ate an apple, chocolate square, 2tsp wheatgerm and a tiny crispbread before I left and then I…er..left. It was a good run!! My slowest mile was 8.44mins, the fastest was 8.03mins (YAY for that! Boo yeah). I let myself walk when I was having drinks – probably about once every mile – and I think it really helped. My legs were fine, but it was still nice to include about 30 seconds of walk every now and then. I think I’m going to keep on doing that 🙂

Breakfast was an EGM:

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Fab.

After breakfast, I did a quick hack out with Chika, took Poppy out for an hour, did other stuff (no idea what, I must’ve done something…!?), and then had another WONDERFUL hazelnut/roast veggies/roast chickpeas sandwich:

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So many glorious layers….

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I also had a pear on the side:

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And finished with some So Crispy bites:

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Later on in the afternoon, my aunt and grandparents came over to give me my BIRTHDAY PRESENT!! Yes, I FINALLY got my new camera!! I was so happy 😀 Now I just need to learn how to use it….eek :s

After their visit, I snacked on some yogurt with 2 tbsp Grape Nuts:

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And then ate a quick dinner in the car whilst on my way out. Part 1 of dinner was a roasted kabocha/parsnip/leek mix:

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And part 2 was an almighty sandwich! 2 pieces seedy bread, tempeh, and a spread – a chunk of melted banana, cinnamon and sunflower nut butter:

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All together:

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Holy yum, it was SO good!!

Why was it eaten in the car? a) cos I wasn’t hungry at home, and b) cos my mum and I went to see Sex and the City 2! Verdict: bah. Disappointing!! It felt like there were a million and one stories, but nothing ever really got developed or properly happened. Plus, I miss that it was hardly in NYC, and that EVERYONE is SUPER rich, and ALWAYS dresses in immaculate designer clothes. Do normal people sit around their house in Manolos and Gucci dresses?? I used to really like, in the TV series, that Carrie was kinda poor and had a ‘’normal’ apartment, and that it was IN New York. Plus they’re getting so old; my mum and I both agreed that we though Samantha was a bit OTT in the film 😦 So yeah, it was good – but not that good 😦

On the way home, I had a seed-packed bar thing that I found in my bag 🙂

Sunday

As usual, it was an apple, 2 tsp wheatgerm and a square of chocolate:

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Seriously, this (vegan) chocolate is the bomb!! It tastes kinda like milk chocolate, and it’s SO good! Way better than that crappy carob stuff I had the other day :/

After that, I went out on a 5mile run – again, not bad splits! All my miles were between 8.16 and 8.27, and my legs felt good again 🙂 I was pleased!

Breakfast was, as usual, an EGM:

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Bored of them yet!? I’m not 😀 though tomorrow I’ll HAVE to be different, cos I’ve run out of spinach :/

After breakfast, my mum gave me a lesson on Chika – it was SO good to have a lesson again; I haven’t had one in such a long time, so it was fab to get some proper help (my mum is actually a riding instructor. Well, part-time. She used to be full-time, but then she switched careers to be a counsellor, so she just helps out my sister and I, and a few other people). Anyway, Chika was super and I was verh verh happeh!

I then took myself for a reading walk (my new favourite activity) for about an hour, then did 10mins of abdominal work, theeeen got started on lunch!

It’s hard to believe, but 4 days ago, I didn’t like sandwiches. I thought they were boring and pointless….but now, I’m in love, as evidenced by the fact I had my 3rd sandwich in a row for lunch, and my 4th over the past 3 days…..obsessed much!? Bah, I’ve (almost) finished my hummus now, so there’ll be no more for a while 🙂

Today’s amaze sandwich had loads of hummus, nuts, sundried tomatoes and roasted smokey garlic granules:

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As well as carrot, kale, leek, parsnip and courgette:

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(No, I didn’t pre-soak the tomatoes 😀 they had such a wonderful strong flavour! Aaaah. Bliss)

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Ooooh yes. That baby is in my top 3 😀 Look at that beautiful hummus coming out the side!! *Sigh*

Dessert was some more So Crispy bites, for a bit of added protein:

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In the arvo, I went for a short Poppy/Mamma/Hannah walk, and spent, like, 2hours playing with my camera! I think I’m getting somewhere; there’s about a gazillion different settings so it’s taking me agggges to learn what they all do. BUT, I did get some nice ones (I think), and I’m having so much fun 😀 I’ll post what I can tomorrow 🙂 lots of cat and horse ones!!

Snack was cereal and yogurt:

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And now, I have to rush through the last bit of this post; I’m heading over to my friend’s house now to watch the 2nd Twilight film, and I need to dash!! Sooo dinner was:

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That 😛

(Basil tofu, bulghar wheat/giant wholewheat cous cous – cooked in stock and balsamic vinegar with sundried tomatoes and mixed herbs and stuff :)), kabocha, parsnip and leek. FAB!

And now – Gotta run!! Have a great evening 🙂

Question: I know I’ve asked this before, but now it’s started – is anyone watching Big Brother?! I am 😀 I love it this year! There’s a VEGAN (!!) called Sunshine, AND a rather very attractive Australian dude. *Swoon!

Question 2: Who cares about the World Cup? Is anyone a football fan? I can’t say I really give a crap…. 😛

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