Christmas Weekend 2016

I’m happy a New Year’s starting in only a few days. I always liked odd years to even years. For me they hold more energy than evens and an odd age number always sounds younger than an even age number. Anyways I hope you had a great Christmas weekend! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Our’s was low key. Friday afternoon I met with a friend for coffee/tea, with a run Saturday before making the zoo to say Happy Christmas to the residents. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After opening our stocking (Thanks Mrs Christmas aka Mum! She sends them over every year) and presents Christmas morning, I squeezed in a few Tone It Up workouts before we headed to Parc del Garraf, a national park about 30 minutes away for a hike. We’d had been there a few weeks ago but got drenched on the bike going and ended up turned back. It’s a beautiful park in the mountains over looking the sea and so so peaceful as there was nobody about. Just birds, insects and the wind doing it’s thing. We’re hoping to be back exploring more trails over the New Year.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAimg_6649OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAInitially I thought this was spiders web and decided that the caterpillars needed rescuing until I realised it’s actually a caterpillar nest. No rescuing required which is good thing as I’d have freaked out if it had been a spiders nest and they came rushing out. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Boxing Day’s a holiday here like in the UK and as my gym’s open all year round I high tailed it there before it closed early. Though it could have been my usual time as many faces I see when I go were also there early getting their fix. After a stopping off at the beach on the way back to watch the waves and after lunch we set off for Jardins de Mossen Costa i Llobera or or the catus gardens on Montjuic. I’d wanted to have a cup of tea in the MiraMar Hotel lobby above the park however after exploring the park and then seeing the hotel in daylight (I’ve only ever seen in in the dark.) the idea wore off. We instead had a cup of tea at the MiraMar restaurant overlooking the port and city under toasty heat lamps (me trying not to have thoughts of the heat lamps frying my hair) watching people squished in the cable car coming in over the ports.img_6724OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADavy Jones beardOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Have a great end of 2016 week!