Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

Mood enhancing walk

14/30 for my photo-a-day during April

Snapped on my government mandated period of daily exercise. I'm not actually going out every day but I'm trying to get a brisk walk several times a week. It really does lift my mood and stops me spending too much time on the computer.

Sunny view

At the moment the things I need to do on the computer are 1) finish editing my video for YouTube and 2) continue tesing and proof reading G's computer programming book. Both of these are quite intense and need lots of concentration, but it's easy to get sucked in and look up to see that the day has flown and I haven't left the house or even my little study.

Though having said that, most of the morning was spent in the kitchen washing up, doing a bit of cleaning and making a big pot of vegetable soup. Ingredients were: swede, celery, carrot, potato, onion, clove of garlic and a sprinkle of red lentils. Seasoning was two Oxo beef stock cubes, paprika, chilli powder, a few caraway seeds and salt and pepper. Making a couple of pots of soup each week is a habit I hope to maintain even if we ever get back to "normal". I used to buy tinned soup for G, but making my own isn't much trouble and it's a good way to eat more fresh veggies.

Second bonus photo is the college where my husband and I used to teach. It's where I would be going for the weekly Welsh class if it weren't closed due to the current covid-19 pandemic. The classes have moved online and will restart next Monday after the Easter holiday.

College is closed

This is the old end of the building. It was once a girls' grammar school but became an FE college in the 1970s and is now a tertiary college, teaching A-levels as well as vocational courses such as catering, hair dressing and beauty, building and engineering.

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