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Advent Treats Challenge - Wednesday, 2nd December

SquirrelNutkin profile image
SquirrelNutkinHealthy BMI
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Day 2 is here and if you missed Day 1 here is the link to explain it all. You are welcome to join in any day.

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My treat for the day is to fit in a proper walk. I always try to get out but in the last few weeks other things have taken over and I just haven’t given myself time. My paw count is way down. I have a couple of ideas for a tramp across the fields and the weather looks as if it is going to be dry so I am going to give myself time.

What is your treat?

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FairyTales profile image
FairyTalesRestart Nov 2022

Nice treat, Squirrel !! I have thought of either a nice head message or bubble bath. I have made up a list of things that I was planning to do for a long time...this will be checked tomorrow:)

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to FairyTales

Let's hear those sleigh bells ring and go ting, ting, tingling too... xx

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morelessAdministrator in reply to FairyTales

Oooh I love the head massage that my hairdresser gives me! I hope you enjoy yours, or your bubble bath just as much, FairyTales :)

jd65 profile image
jd654st 7lbs

Lovely to get out and have a proper walk.

My treat for the second is an hour in bed before I go to sleep reading a Christmas themed book. I have a few on my kindle that I never read last year so will pick one tomorrow. So in bed by 9 planned so I don’t fall asleep reading 😀

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to jd65

This is a good one too. I am going to start The Christmas Invitation xx

jd65 profile image
jd654st 7lbs in reply to jd65

I've got book called Last Christmas that I bought last year to support Shelter. It's a book of short memoires of Christmas past. That's my book choice

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morelessAdministrator in reply to jd65

Enjoy your book, jd65 :)

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springersruleModerator

My advent treat today changed... I went to the supermarket for some non food shopping and needing cheering up i bought a dress and 2 pairs of leggings. I've not worn leggings for about 20 years!!! The work trousers i bought in June (size 28) have been getting harder to keep up so i took a chance and bought size 22 leggings. I could actually have gone for a 20 😮😮😮. The top is another size down so pre healthy eating i was in 4XL or a 28. I did buy a couple of tops about 6 weeks ago (24) todays dress - a christmas one at that - is a 22 and its not tight. Thats certainly cheered me up 😀

So the bubble bath soak with a book is now my treat for wednesday xx

Caroline62 profile image
Caroline626 stone in reply to springersrule

That’s fantastic springersrule. 😊

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springersruleModerator in reply to Caroline62

Thanks Caroline xx

jd65 profile image
jd654st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

That’s fantastic. Well done on buying new clothes and well done on dropping so many sizes. Fantastic treat.

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springersruleModerator in reply to jd65

Thanks JD. It was a huge lift after feeling so yukky 😊 xx

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SquirrelNutkinHealthy BMI in reply to springersrule

Very well done. Bet you had a grin on your face.

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springersruleModerator in reply to SquirrelNutkin

Thanks Squirrel Nutkin, i certainly did, a huge one. I even did a one legged twirl in front of the mirror 😂😂 xx

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morelessAdministrator in reply to springersrule

WOOHOO, springersrule! Next year you'll be telling us about the bikini you've just bought :)

Enjoy reading in the bath, but don't fall asleep! ;)

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springersruleModerator in reply to moreless

😂😂😂😂😂 i'd certainly get the beach to myself if i bought one of them lol. Thank you, i will xx

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morelessAdministrator in reply to springersrule

Never! :)

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springersruleModerator in reply to moreless

😂😂 xx

Aussiegirl270416 profile image
Aussiegirl2704166 stone

Hi SquirrelNutkin, a proper walk will be lovely.That's what I did today, 15 miles 🚶‍♀️

So my treat changed today to a bubble bath!

Manicure has moved to tomorrow 💅

It's lovely to have a little treat to look forward to 😊

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SquirrelNutkinHealthy BMI in reply to Aussiegirl270416

No matter what order things happen in. Want it a treat not a chore.

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Aussiegirl270416

Today seems to be the day for bubble baths, Aussiegirl. Enjoy! :)

Caroline62 profile image
Caroline626 stone

Hello Squirrel, I intended to watch a Christmas film Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately I didn’t manage it. I had a long telephone conversation with the healthy hearts team. I did a course about 3 yrs ago. They were checking up on me to see how things were going and if I would like to do a similar course. It will not be till the new year. I said yes. I will roll today treat to Wednesday. I will watch what ever is on channel 5.

Thanks to you for doing this. 😊🌈

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Caroline62

What film are you fancying, Caroline? I must watch It's a wonderful life soon xx

SquirrelNutkin profile image
SquirrelNutkinHealthy BMI in reply to Caroline62

Hope it’s a good film.

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Caroline62

Enjoy the film, Caroline, whatever it is :)

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MissisB4 stone

I have a fingers crossed treat for tomorrow. Our Christmas tree gave up last year, and we have a really nice Christmas tree seller not far away, who sells rooted trees - so it would be really lovely to go and get one tomorrow. I do have a delivery coming though, so hope that will come early enough for me to go tree shopping.

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Restart January 2022 in reply to MissisB

Good luck, hope you get to pick a lovely tree! 🙂

Caroline62 profile image
Caroline626 stone in reply to MissisB

Hope you manage to get your tree tomorrow. 😊

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morelessAdministrator in reply to MissisB

Rooted trees are the best and the smell is divine :)

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Restart January 2022

A walk sounds like a lovely treat. I bought myself a rather cheerful festive mug (arrived today) so my treat will be using it for the first time (for a healthy hot choc and maybe my weekly 2 or 3 luxury truffles). :)

Caroline62 profile image
Caroline626 stone in reply to Greendream123

That a good NFT a special mug for a special person. Enjoy using it. 🤣

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Greendream123Restart January 2022 in reply to Caroline62

Haha, it's a smiling yeti tangled up in Christmas lights so very special!

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SquirrelNutkinHealthy BMI in reply to Greendream123

A smiling yeti - I need to go try to imagine that

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Greendream123

Ooh I will have to go back to Sainos and buy robin mug. You egged me on :) xx

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Greendream123

Yum!!! 🤤

PippiRuns profile image
PippiRuns6kg

I love you treat for tomorrow 🐿🥜. I’ll be copying your idea!

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone

Thanks for hosting, SquirrelNutkin . Have a good walk. I have made a plan for Christmas. Today I bought some gift wrap. And tomorrow will enjoy a coffee in town and think about overseas cards. PippiRuns was asking me what is on the plan. For week one

Recycle books

Overseas post/ decs from loft/buy squirrels to remember this year feeding the little guys

Tidying lounge, wash windows and nets

Writing cards A-H

Moving daughter

Internet shopping for rellies this Christmas

Cleaning

Garland up

All the best! xx

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PippiRuns6kg in reply to Hopalong1

Excellent list, Hopalong. I’m thinking it’s a to-do list, not a list of treats as it ha tidying, cleaning and moving on it 😃 But I love a good to-do list, it gives me peace of mind to know what needs doing.

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to PippiRuns

Yes, planned on this site last year and it made me feel the love :) Have a good Wednesday x

SquirrelNutkin profile image
SquirrelNutkinHealthy BMI in reply to Hopalong1

I like you are going to feed the squirrels.

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to SquirrelNutkin

They came so close to get the nuts in the museum gardens. Really gentle taking the nuts from our hands :) I have seen squirrel and acorn decs for my friend and I xx

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

That's some list, Hopalong and mine holds some of the same things. I hope you're able to enjoy ticking things off :)

Mimirossi profile image
MimirossiMaintainer

Well done SquirrelNutkin ! That is truly amazing!

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morelessAdministrator

I hope you enjoy your walk, Squirrel :)

Today I plan to wrap all the Christmas presents I already have, while listening to Christmas music - much to hubby's disgust who's considering volunteering for an afternoon shift at work to escape it! :D

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smartoakRestart Feb 2022

Hey folks, this is wonderful!I managed to miss day 1 because I was working late, but not too late to finish up, put my two little ones into their PJs and read them three bedtime stories. Best thing after a stressful day.

Today I’m taking a half day and meeting a friend for chai in her garden, followed by some sunny work on the allotment. Bliss!

Gizmocat profile image
GizmocatModerator

It's great you are doing this challenge again this year. Last year I used it get organised for Christmas but that seems a bit unnecessary this year. Christmas plans are up in the air as we are in tier 3. Hopefully that might change before Christmas. Giving ourselves treats seems a much better idea this year.

I have been working through the lockdown as I am a key worker so yesterdays treat was a lazy afternoon as I was very tired after a busy weekend and busy morning at work. Today I have a day off and I am babysitting my baby grandson as my son and girlfriend are working on their new house which they are moving into soon. My treat will be time to read the book on my Kindle while he is asleep. I have lots of books on it to read so I need to make more time for reading.

MissisB profile image
MissisB4 stone in reply to Gizmocat

Sharing your Tier 3 pain.

And thinking I need to put reading in my treats list too.

SquirrelNutkin profile image
SquirrelNutkinHealthy BMI in reply to Gizmocat

I decided organising through Advent needed ditching this year. We all need a bit of self care and time to ourselves.

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lucigret1 stone

I thought I was going to have a challenge to find a treat for today, so wasn’t going to bother, but I have had two unexpected ones 😁. Treat 1 - My new Radley handbag arrived today. Treat 2 - my son has cooked a sausage casserole with very minimal help from me, so dinner is sorted. To finish it off, I have just sat down with my box set of Downtown Abbey - happy days 😁

MissisB profile image
MissisB4 stone in reply to lucigret

A Radley handbag. Wow. Now that is on my wish list.

Dinner made for you too - now I might be in with a chance here of that I think. 😉

lucigret profile image
lucigret1 stone in reply to MissisB

I was left some money by a very dear friend, so treated myself in the Black Friday Sale, she would have approved 😁

MissisB profile image
MissisB4 stone in reply to lucigret

That’s just fabulous.

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MissisB4 stone

We did go Christmas Tree shopping ... and tree in a pot is here. Advance notice of tomorrow’s treat. Tree putting up and decorating. 🙂

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SquirrelNutkinHealthy BMI

I missed posting on my own Challenge how I got on yesterday and by the time I turned up it was locked.

Today a chilly and slightly damper walk than I’d planned, but great to be out in the fresh air and doing something for me instead of things I should be doing.

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