Janathon Day 2–Rowing with a 5ft smiley for company

I don’t know if a conservatory is still a conservatory if you* put a proper ceiling on it, but anyway, the conservatory now has a proper ceiling on it which means it’s warm enough to use all year now. And what do you do when you* decorate the conservatory in your** 18th Century Grade II Listed house? That’s right, you* paint a five foot smiley on the ceiling.


(Excuse the mess, it hasn’t been tidied up yet.)

Anyway, the smiley room is where the rowing machine lives and as I couldn’t be arsed to leave the house, the rowing machine is what I did for today’s Janathon.

Conservatories with proper ceilings on: 1
5ft smileys on the ceiling: 1
Rowing machine: 20 minutes


Smiley faces and white dog poo

I went for a five mile walk yesterday. I usually hate walking for more than, say, a mile, but I wanted to investigate the next bit of the Greensand Way and I can only run about a mile at the mo.

When I got to what I thought was the next bit of the Greensand Way though, the sign said ‘bridleway’ and not ‘footpath’ and so it confused me and I didn’t want to walk up there just to turn round and walk back if it didn’t go anywhere especially as there was a man in a hi-vis vest on the corner of the gypsy house and I didn’t want him to think I was a weirdo going into fields for two minutes then coming back out of them so I carried on up the road until I saw a sign that said ‘footpath’ and investigated up there but the path only went about two feet parallel to the road and then back on to the road and so I went back the way I came and wanted to go up where it said bridleway but the hi-vis vest man was still there and he probably already thought I was a weirdo for walking up the road and back and so I went into the woods opposite instead and saw this

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and then walked back along the roads instead of the fields and I saw a smiley face on a door

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and even more exciting than the smiley face on the door was the 70s style white dog poo. Yay.

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Slightly less exciting than the smiley face on the door and the 70s style white dog poo was this snail.

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Next time, I won’t worry about people thinking I’m a weirdo and I will investigate the bridleway.

Stats (walking)

Distance: 5.11 miles
Time: 1:33:34
Pace: 18:18
Calories: 373
Bridleways: 1
Bridleways I walked up: 0
Men in hi-vis vests: 1
Smiley faces on doors: 1
White dog poos: 1
Snails: 1