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Uncharted territory

In my Couch to 5K update, I’m pleased to report that I’ve finally run further than I’ve run in years… and I’m still walking. I think the post-run yoga sessions are the reason I’m not walking like Cro-Magnon. As an extra bonus, I can now forward bend and place my palms flat on the floor. I can’t remember the last time I was this flexible.

This menopause game is easier to manage with a positive outlook on life. I’m not saying I don’t have crappy days. I do. Just not as many of them as I used to when I believed the negative press surrounding the change.

Life is for living, no matter the stage in life, so “carpe diem”, but be prepared to “carpe jugulum” if needed!

Have a great weekend everyone xx

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The Colour of Magic – #JusJoJan

Reading Linda’s prompt for today, colour, my mind immediately jumped to “The Colour of Magic”, Terry Pratchett’s first Discworld book. This was the first of his books to gain a place on my bookshelves. After this one, I was hooked. The more I read, the more I had to find a quiet place to read. Not to help me concentrate, but more so I didn’t disturb anyone sitting near me as I sniggered and giggled my way through the pages.

Although this particular book does not contain two of my all-time favourite female characters (Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax), it does contain Death. What a cool chap, and he rides a horse called Binky. Brilliant!

Just in case you were wondering, the colour of magic is Octarine, the eighth colour of the Discworld spectrum. According to the books, it is only visible to cats and magicians. Thank goodness for that. The description sounds revolting – a greenish purple.

I may have to dig out my copy and re-read the entire series…. right after I finish my annual read of Lord of the Rings.

Have a tremendous Tuesday everyone xx


Today’s #JusJoJan word comes from Supernatural Snark

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