My tiny hands are frozen

As is pretty much the rest of my anatomy! I’ve discovered that this house has an awful lot of draughts, sitting here typing this is akin to sitting in a wind tunnel! Anyway, you don’t want to know about that, “how far did you run?” I hear you cry, or maybe it was just the wind howling! Just over four miles is the answer and it was in fairly benign conditions at 5.30 this morning.

Guess the sheep, you’ve seen all my sheeps at least once now so who is this pretty girl?

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Is it a) Pomona Sprout or b) Fleur Delacour or c) Luna Lovegood?

Janathon 21st saw this young man appear

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and he is b) Neville Longbottom (born 21st February) Mum is Luna Lovegood and Dad is Cranmore Presley and he has unusually long legs for a Ryeland sheep! And just one correct guess for this one, well done rundmach!

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Four more days!

And then I might give myself a day off – come to think of it, the 1st February is a Sunday so I probably won’t! 😦

Anyway, todays effort was a little over 6 miles which I found quite a bit harder than it should have been but it’s done and that’s all that counts!

And just five more sheepy pictures to have a guess at. This one is the last of the little boys

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is it a) Albus Dumbledore or b) Aberforth Dumbledore or c) Neville Longbottom?

And the answer to Janathon 20th



was a) Nymphadora Tonks with this years twins namely Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore so maybe a grown up picture of one of them appears above? Two correct guessers for this one – winsometahn and Phil Lengthorn – nice work!

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Once more unto Ferry Meadows, dear friends

Because once again I couldn’t drag my sorry bottom out of bed for an early run so a lunchtime 3 mile run round this very scenic part of Peterborough was the order of the day.

And who is this pretty lady who has appeared in guess the sheep once before?

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Is it a) Lavender Brown or b) Pomona Sprout or c) Fleur Delacour?

Guess the sheep for Janathon 19th


was b) Fred Weasley (born 17th February 2014) Mum is Molly Weasley and Dad is Cranmore Presley and he is twin brother to Geroge Weasley who may or may not have appeared as guess the sheep! Two correct guessers this time round, Phil Lengthorn (who is getting rather good at this!) and plustenner, well done folks!

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It’s Sunday so it must be a long run

And indeed it was, not ever so long but just shy of 13 miles will do for now though I’ll need to build on that in the weeks to come, but finishing feeling like you could have gone on is certainly a plus!

Have taken some more sheepy pictures today so who is this young man standing in the long grass?

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Is it a) Albus Dumbledore or b) George Weasley or c) Neville Longbottom?

Guess the sheep for Janathon 18th

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was b) Albus Dumbledore (born on 25th February 2014) his Mum is Molly Weasley and his Dad is Cranmore Presley – he really is a pretty boy, I know it sounds daft but he has very feminine features for a ram lamb, proper little cutie! 🙂

Just two correct guessers this time, Phil Lengthorn and Abradypus, well done! And just because I can, here is a gratuitous picture of Victoire Weaskey who wanted a selfie! 🙂


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The end is in sight…

That’s it, just a week to go! But today I had a bit of a lie in and didn’t manage to pull in a parkrun due to work so contented myself with a trot round ferry Meadows in Peterborough at lunch time, and very pleasant it was too!

Going to have to take some more sheepy pictures tomorrow ’cause I’m running out of new ones! Really easy one for you tonight, who is this fella with a penchant for wearing hats?



Is it a) Aberforth Dumbledore or b) Cranmore Presley or c) Neville Longbottom and if you don’t all get it right I’ll be very disappointed! 🙂

The answer to Janathon 17th


was a) Rolanda Hooch who was also guess the sheep on 12th. I thought the black eye (falling off too many broomsticks!) was a bit of a giveaway but obviously not as only one person guessed correctly, well done winsometahn!


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OK winter, you can stop now!

Because according to my thermometer it was the coldest night of the winter so far and it certainly felt like it on my 6 mile run at 5.30 this morning, I’m just starting to get a bit fed up with being cold!

A slight variation to guess the sheep ’cause I no longer own this young lady as I sold her to my dippy but good friend Charlotte in Yorkshire where she and her lambs are cuddled to within and inch of their lives! 🙂


So is it a) Angelina Johnson or b) Alicia Spinnet or c) Poppy Pomfrey?

And the answer to Janathon 16th



was b) Molly Weasley who I’ve told you about before and who was correctly guessed by no less than four of you – Phil Lengthorn, rundmach, loupie and abradypus – you’re all getting quite good at this!


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Heavy duvet syndrome

Is what I was suffering from this morning and so didn’t drag myself out of bed early doors as I usually do. Instead I plumped for a 3 and a bit mile wobble round Swaffham at lunch time, still not feeling 100% but a run’s a run!

Who is this pretty young lady in her earlier days who looks like she’s eating some particularly sticky toffee!



Is it a) Rolanda Hooch or b) Ginny Weasley or c) Victoire Weasley?

And the answer to Janathon 15th


is c) Neville Longbottom (born 21st February 2014) – Mummy is Luna Lovegood and Dad is Cranmore Presley (Elvis) and as I can’t bring myself to sell him or any of his brothers he will live a long and healthy life here in Boston!

An impressive four of you guessed correctly, congratulations to Phil Lengthorn, rundmach, loupie and plustenner!

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