|Small is so happy to have him home she keeps cuddling him|
Hairy Dog is home :)
I got a text this morning saying 'I found Bryn'. He had gone down under one of the barns under the farm to see if any water needed pumping out and nearly had a heart attack when he saw what he thought was a giant rat. It was actually poor poor Brynnie.
I had no idea that a) there was still a tunnel under the barn (it is a new barn), b) how he got in there, and c) how he is OK. He is just very skinny and pretty tired out. I am so thankful my bro looked down there by chance, but also feel so bad for Bryn. He was like 10 feet underground. I searched all over the farm, of course I did, but am beating myself up for not listening harder, or thinking to call more around there, or something.
We are just very very lucky he is OK and home. He will be under 24 hour surveillance from now on.
And while I'm here, here's what else has been going on.
I am on A Dance with Dragons now. A Feast for Crows dragged in places, but some were so good, especially Cersei's mental drunk chapters.
(Saw this on the moneysavingexpert.com email, harharhar).
I read a few more chapters this morning whilst being jumped on by a small dog in a hoodie.
It was my last day at the nature reserve the week before last. Pretty gutted to go, the contract was temporary though, so I always knew it was coming. It has been one of my favourite jobs (community and education, to give it a full title) with some truly lovely people.
On Thursday I went to a social evening on the reserve, there was a folky band and we did barn dancing, which was so funny and a surprisingly good workout.
I also got some unexpected gifts. A bird box, a badger puppet, a scarf, a diary, a star glass bowl full of sweeties, pens, a cute tin, Butter London nail polish... I was spoiled.
And I won some Christmas cards in the pass the parcel!
I have never owned such a fancy nail varnish before. I haven't put it on yet, but my housemate has, and it's a beaut.
My mum came back from holiday and gave me this cute sheep tree decoration. I am craving Christmas tree putting up like mad. I don't usually like getting festive before December, but I kind of want to say 'sod it' and go nuts with fairy lights and tinsel.
I have been working at the nursery for over a week now. It is pretty tiring and I feel a bit out of my depth sometimes, but I am getting the hang of it. The days are pretty full on, and I'm finding it harder to fit in workouts as consistently as I'd like. I missed Fitness Friday, so here's my update. This is what I was up to last week.
Saturday- Run- between 5 and 5.5 miles. I explored some new routes this morning which was great. I am unsure s to the distance- walkjogrun.com says 5 miles but the fitbit sys 5.63. It took me about 50 minutes and felt great, I feel positive about my 10k at the end of the month! This run was coupled with, sadly, more miles of dog hunting.
Sunday- 1 hour Zumba
Monday- Rest. Started new job.
Tuesday- Gym. 12mins cross trainer, 45 mins 'fitness yoga' i.e. weights and body strength circuits, 12 mins on treadmill.
Wednesday- Rest. 11 hour day, knackered.
Thursday- Rest. Ditto above. Although the barn dancing made me pretty worn out!
Friday- Gym. 20mins on treadmill (about 2.5 miles of intervals) 45 mins gentle pilates class, 15 mins on cross trainer, 15 mins swim then jacuzzi and hot tub! Plus 2.3 mile dog walk.
It's surprising, I've been wearing my Fitbit (i.e. fancy pedometer, here is my review) and I do a lot less steps that I would have thought during a work day. A busy day is no excuse for no workout! I may have to start getting creative with some quick bits of action at home.
Lastly, I splurged on this tank from Gymdoll. I had a voucher code so it wasn't too bad. I will look forward to wearing this to the gym, I get too hot in tees!
Now the fire is lit, little Hairy is fast asleep, I am off to tutor for an hour, then home to chill.
Thank you to everyone who left a nice comment about Bryn, or helped in any way raise awareness about the search. If this has taught me some things, they are not to give up, keep looking, and to share any missing dog pleas whenever possible. Now I have been someone who is asking to help, I know how much it means when someone responds.
Have a nice evening :)