Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I thought as much

Convinced I had walked further than the just over a mile my pedometer told me I had yesterday, today the route was measured again using a diffenert program, and this time it came to 2.6 miles!

I wonder does the extra mileage mean extra calories burnt off and does that in turn justify the extra Green & Blacks chocolate I snuffled to mask my disappointment.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Out for a dander

With the good weather and longer days, I had an urge this week to start walking again. So today, during the dry bits, I decided I should strike while the iron was hot and go walking.

So I have just completed my first walk and am able to report that I was only overtaken by a jogger, a man on a bicycle, two children on scooters and a woman riding a mobility scooter. Who I swore gave me the finger.

From my newly installed pedometer app, I have learnt that in 41 minutes I walked 2.423 km at an average speed of 3.55km/h. Is that good, I have no idea, but it was all up and down hills. Big hills.

I also burnt off 103 calories which I thought was brilliant until I discovered that a packet of crisps has 133 calories in it, so the cream bun and latte I promised myself the whole way round the circuit sort of defeats the purpose.

Reading back over those stats, I'm actually wondering does this pedometer app work, it seems ridiculous that I can expend all that energy and feel as knackered as I do and not even have worked off a single solitary packet of Tayto cheese and onion!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Plane spotting for the modern era

As you may well know, we have a wannabe pilot in the house. Fixated with all things aviation, we used to be content just to watch them fly over our house on their way into or out of Belfast City Airport.

Not any more. We have discovered sites where you can not only watch but also listen to aircraft in real time, and now hours are spent virtual plane spotting across Europe.

I warn you, before you click on the links...these sites are truly addictive!

A rant

Years ago, back in the good old days, when you bought a birthday card and it was wrapped in cellophane, the envelope was also inside same cellophane. Now they're not and you have to be intelligent enough to remember to lift an envelope with the cards.

I have just bought two cards in cellophane and no envelopes. If Darwin's 'Survival of the Fittest' theory was correct, I'd have been extinct long since.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Island

My son has to make an island for his geography homework. I don't think it's to be of the size and stature of the Palm in Dubai, because he only has a week to make it. Currently looking for an appropriate venue off the East coast of Northern Ireland.