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The porridge run!

My squished toe is starting to improve and the call of running was loud! As I was about to set off I heard 'The Food Programme' announced on the radio - all about porridge. So having had a good Scottish upbringing I abandoned my beloved run playlist and off I went with radio 4 playing on my phone.

As I ran past the fields I heard about porridge from the West Indes made with spices,( must try it - mace, nutmeg, cinnamon & bay). As I padded along past shaggy, muddy ponies there was rye porridge from Scandinavia. As I chugged along by the adventure playground I remembered eating different types of porridge in Finland ( rice, rye, oat,) and as I turned for home I remembered the( very) old Scottish practice of making the week's porridge in the bottom drawer of a large wardrobe and a seventh of it being scooped out for each day of the week. Happy 5k including warm up and cool down walks. Must have porridge for breakfast - With apple grated into it. Yum! 😀

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Haha, gotta love radio 4, I run to radio 4 podcast, so glad I’m not the only one... some of those porridge’s sound lovely!!

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Me too. I particularly like Fortunately with Fi Glover and Jane Garvey, Seriously, Last Word, Book Club, In Our Time... Not many dramas available as podcasts, though.

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... not to mention good old Woman's Hour, The Archers and Gardeners Question Time!! 😄

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I can't stand GQT. But yes to the others!

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I’m all about the comedy.. the navy lark, dads army.. all the old stuff love it.

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Fantastic! I'm going to download the programme if I can. It makes me regret not having gone for a run this morning, just to be able to have some hot porridge. Glad to hear your toe has recovered from the wooden board ;-)

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It's getting there - funnily enough it hurts more when I'm walking than running- not sure if that is down to different gait, or the endorphins!! I'm really pleased to be running again. Enjoy your next run - and porridge! 😀

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Next run tomorrow as I had too much work to be done today (school tomorrow!). For the porridge, M and S had a great gluten-free version but apparently it was not very popular: I can't find it anymore! I love oats porridge but controversial for gluten-free diet. I'm not celiac but better for thyroid dysfunction...

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