with our host Lexa Cain
This week I am celebrating:
1) Another weight loss - there is a definite spring in my step now I am half a stone lighter than at Christmas!
2) Sheep Arrival - the field opposite my house came up for rent renewal last September and the previous farmer removed the Blue-faced Leicesters. It has been bare ever since but this week I opened my bedroom curtains to find a small flock of Black-faced sheep all cropping the grass :) Hurray!
photo courtesy of http://www.butlershall.co.uk
3) Making items for Mind - this week my crafting friends and I have been making items with a Valentine theme for a craft table that our local Mind charity shop will be setting up next week. We have been making things at home too but earlier this week we met up at a friend's house to all have a good old natter as well as share materials and ideas and have a 4 hour crafting session!! Lovely things were made but silly old me didn't take any photos - I will have to when the craft table is set up and displayed in the shop!
We joined in with Mind's Crafternoon for Christmas to make things for the Christmas craft table and it was such a success the manager asked if we had any plans for Valentines so of course we said we'd do something for that. The charity raises money for mental health awareness and help - if you want to find out more please click on the button below
4) Trying something new - this week 12 of us from my local keep-fit group took part in a yoga session held at a newly opened yoga centre. It was really to find out more about yoga and the various things that can be taught as yoga has many off-shoots. I went mainly to have a go at something new but I wasn't really expecting I'd like it much - surely it's all about how you can get your body to twist itself up, isn't it? Legs behind your ears etc!! How wrong I was and what an amazing hour and a half we spent learning about our bodies and the muscles in particular! We did various exercises and concentrated on our breathing and its control, stretching, flexibility, improvements in stance, help to reduce arthritic problems in later life and lots and lots of sensations never before experienced by my body and I've had it quite a few years now!! The rest of the group seemed to feel the same way so we are now hoping to have the yoga teacher set up a special daytime class so that the majority of us can attend weekly sessions - me included!! And I wasn't expecting that :)
I'd love to know if you've tried anything new this week or maybe you already do yoga and have seen health benefits for yourself? Please feel free to join in with the others in celebrating those special little moments in your week just by clicking on the celebrate button!