There has been plenty to celebrate of late - Alzheimer's Research UK have just announced the launch of their 3 new Drug Discovery Units as part of their Drug Discovery Alliance and researchers have found a new 'Molecular Chaperone' which may help stop the build-up of the protein which leads to Alzheimer's. All wonderful news and there's more to come!
Next week sees the official Launch of Join dementia research which is fantastic and I'll write more about it after the event.
Continuing the heart theme here are 2 things I made for Valentine's Day ( I'll never win prizes for the presentation of my cakes but it certainly tasted scrummy!):
|Our favourite coconut cake from a recipe of my mum's that I've adapted|
|Bread with a heart! My own recipe with lots of heart-friendly seeds.|
|A useful and very portable project to take to an appointment in hospital, especially when your appointment is delayed by 1.5 hours!|
|A new blanket begins|
|This small river looks calm and tranquil unlike last year when it rose over 8 feet and flooded the surrounding area.|
|Mud, mud, glorious mud but it was better than a couple of weeks ago when I had to paddle through water|
|These handy stepping stones were only uncovered last year when the farmer cut back the undergrowth. They are easy to run over but difficult for a woman to walk over as there are man-sized spaces between them|
|Another Pillbox hiding in the undergrowth. I just googled them and found that only 20% of them are still in existence and those that remain are mostly in disrepair.|
|This field was still flooded as the ground is so saturated. I chuckled when I saw these 2 people enjoying a spot of impromptu canoeing!|
|After a nice flat couple of miles it's time to climb a bit up through this newly planted field of vines.|
|This sign annoys me so much, or rather it's not the sign but the fact that it exists. You can read what it says in the next photo then you'll understand!|
|The little footbridge leads to this pretty bit of woodland…..|
|…and if you're very lucky you might spot some of these pretty deer dressed in their Winter coats...|
|The pretty church at Salehurst has now got some beehives amongst the graves. You can hear the church bells here and here you can see some sheep acting as Nature's own mowers.|
|Snowdrops are peeping through the undergrowth.|
|Farmers are busy pruning their orchards.|
|I did a double-take as I ran past this in someone's yard. It's a raft! Then I realised it must have been for the Rye Raft races held on the River Rother in July each year. I bet that's rather good fun!|
This weekend it's the 4th marathon in my series of 13 for the 12 months from November 2014 until October 2015. I'm hoping the weather is kind to us as it's along the Kent coast again. Please don't let it be too windy………...