Week Day 38 – Thursday 30th April

  • 20 minutes + 5 minutes cool down level 12 (bike 1)
  • Sets bench and abs
  • Max heart rate = 152 bpm
  • Calories = 246 (total so far 12924)
  • Distance covered = 8.06 miles
  • Total distance so far = 442.47

Unfortunately, not a very good night for me and staying in bed looked like the more appealing option – but of course, no chance of that! Instead David switched me back to the hill programme, which does at least offer some variety and I managed a commendable 8.06 miles. He chose the music today – soundtrack to Grease – and there was plenty of singing and dancing to keep me entertained (I’ll leave that part to your imagination!) Several upbeat numbers in there and thankfully I got to Greased Lightning just in time to push me on to the end.

Aiming for the heart of the Lake District, I keep well to the west of the M6 and journey south on the tiny Durdar Road through Blackwell, Durdar and eventually to the village of Ivegill and the River Ive.

In earlier years, Ivegill was also known as High Head and is home to the sadly now ruined High Head Castle.

Although there are written records of a medieval castle (known as The King’s Castle) dating back to 1272, the first known occupants of the house were the Richmond family, who bought and extended it in the 16th century. Over the years it was sold on or rented out with a whole new façade added by Henry Richmond Brougham in the mid 18thcentury. Sadly in 1956 it was destroyed by fire and is now little more than a shell. Restoration project anyone? 

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It’s almost the end of another week again and – for some – time to brave the supermarkets to find out which products have made it back to the shelves since our last visit. In the meantime, we have continued to find ways to use up every last bit of food – and with slightly more time on our hands than usual – to try out recipes that might otherwise have been filed away to ‘try out on a rainy day’.

Today Mary determined that it was about time cauliflower featured in something other than that old faithful – cauliflower cheese – and came up with these: