Taking life in stride

In Week 36 of the Great Wake-Up our challenge was to turn off the phone, go for a walk and get lost...

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Sep 03, 2016
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This has not been my best week for waking up... I've been poorly and not really up to wandering - especially around my tiny village that I've wandered at length, so getting lost would take some serious effort. I did manage to get lost one lunchtime watching the birds play in my garden fountain - time well spent, but not quite the point...

The big shame is that I love getting lost, wandering around new places and exploring interesting paths just to see where they lead. (This is a phenomenon that ended for a while with my childhood, but has enjoyed a revival since the advent of Google maps - because I can wander at will without worrying about finding myself again with my less than stellar internal compass.)

So, I'm parking this challenge for a few weeks, because I have a perfect opportunity up my sleeve... A few weeks back, I booked a three day trip to Paris purely to spend them getting lost in my favourite city. I'll report back anon!

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Jacqui over 1 year ago

Oh getting a bit (!) lost in Paris...bliss!

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Vanessa over 1 year ago

I am so, so, so excited!!!

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Chris Baréz-Brown over 1 year ago

Great! Sounds like the perfect plan!! Paris beckons C x

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Ffi Ffi Trixibelle over 1 year ago

Paris how lovely - this is the one you're doing on your own? Can't wait to hear about it.
Oh btw chicken pie recipe... very simple- brown chicken breasts in the pan with a little butter...add some chopped mushrooms,stir in some double cream and some fresh coriander, salt and pepper.. place in oven proof dish and top with scrunched up layers of shop bought filo pastry....cook for 20 minutes.

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Ffi Ffi Trixibelle over 1 year ago

p.s I hope you feel better soonx

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Mark Cuddy over 1 year ago

I am also looking forward to hearing about your Paris trip and Fi is right, get well soon. If you're too ill to go to Paris I'll go for you, ha, ha (what a cheeky monkey). Take care - drink lots of liquids and eat loads of garlic. Garlic in everything including porridge, ahem.

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Vanessa over 1 year ago

Thanks for the recipe, Fi, and, Mark, I'm sorry but nobody is getting their mitts on my Paris trip, even if I'm dying :-)