Well clearly I haven’t walked 500 miles. However, I am about 500 miles from home but it took 1 car ride, 3 train journeys, 1 tube trip and 3 taxis to get here. Where am I?
I was up at 4:45 am (yes, very early!!!) and bought breakfast at Euston. 1 latte and a pot of yogurt with strawberry compot and granola.
I spent the day in Birmingham. I enjoy working in Birmingham. My colleagues there are friendly and helpful and it makes a very pleasant change to see people face to face instead of just speaking to them on tele-conferences.
I had lunch in EAT but forgot to take my camera. I had the rainbow salad (324 calories), a salmon and cream cheese sandwich (431 calories), a latte (157 calories) and later on a slice of red velvet cake. I can’t see that on this scary calorie counter so I am not counting it. I am horrified how many calories were in my lunch and will have a salad with soup next time or just the salad.
Farewell Birmingham – view from the back of the cab. It took me so long to get my camera out I missed the photo opportunity of the brightly lit Christmas fair in the centre of town.
Next stop was a long train ride away. Even longer than I thought since I stupidly thought a departure time of 17:20 and an arrival time of 21:17 was only 3 hours. Derrr! So I was bored and got some food, even though I truthfully wasn’t hungry.
1 egg mayonnaise sandwich (411 calories), 1 bag of Quavers (182 calories)
and a gin and Slimline. I am sure that had no calories at all and it was very much needed. The Quavers were less than I thought but full of garbage so a stupid choice. They are my guilty little pleasure. I eat very few foods that are complete junk but for some reason, when the wagon trundles past on a train, I am tempted by the Quavers!
Plus a flapjack thingy instead of chocolate. I am too depressed to look up how many calories that had! I finally arrived.
I have stayed in this hotel before which is on the platform.
Likey-like these grand old gates.
Here I am 🙂
Drinking another G&T and contemplating another to get over the shock of the cost. Top Tip – always check the cost of the mini-bar before snapping open the tiny bottle of Gordons that costs £6.75 and then pouring out the mini can of Tonic Water (£1.80).
Did I walk 500 miles today? I doubt I even walked one as I got trains and taxis everywhere. Unfortunately, knowing what we have planned for tomorrow, I will walk even less and am virtually guaranteed to consume more calories. Thursday will be lean and lively day, I hope.