Well we are now well back into the routine of back to school and have a lot to be cheerful about this week:
1) Torchlight Carnival
This made a great return to Kendal on Friday after being cancelled last year due to lack of funds and volunteers. It was back on the streets with plenty of local groups taking part:
It was a lovely family event with lots of people smiling and cheering - oh and we donated lots of money to local charities too!
2) Blog Summit
As I posted on Monday I had a lovely day at Blog Summit Manchester. Plenty of reasons to smile there and not just because of the yummy afternoon tea:
3) My Fitness and Diet
I seem to be getting back into shape and running further and faster:
I have even run faster than any previous bests on some parts of my Kendal route:
All of this is helping my endless battle to lose weight and 1.5 pounds has come off so I'm nearly back to what I was before the school holidays! I have signed up to Go Sober for October so hopefully abstaining from alcohol for 31 days should help lots. If you want to join my team then please go here or just make a donation as I will be sober on my birthday..
4) My children
Sometimes they drive me mental and then they do something like this:
My daughter has received a head teacher's award this week for her writing which is always a good reason to smile! Little brother was asked to show the rest of his swimming class his front crawl legs as he was doing it so well. Great that each of them has something to be proud of this week.