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6Oct

Well I am a bit pissed off today – and I shouldn’t be…but I am frustrated with myself.

Today we drove to Ardnamurchan Point – the westerly tip of the British mainland. It is pretty remote, and the drive there was another twisty and turny bugger…but such beautiful scenery. This was the iPad shot of the Atlantic ocean scenery when we got there…

20131006-162948.jpgThe whole area is so unspoilt…rugged, desolate at times I would imagine. We kept passing clusters of houses, and even solitary houses, and wondering how on earth they cope in harsher weather. The drive from where we are staying took a couple of hours – about 50 miles of single track road – and from there it would be another 30 minute drive to a supermarket. I guess people become accustomed to a lack of fast-food and junk…maybe I should move out here…I would have no choice but to keep losing weight really!

So why am I pissed off? Well, I drove to a place called Sanna – which has a lovely beach with gorgeous views. I was inspired to visit after seeing a beautiful photograph in the cottage. When we got there though, you had to park up and walk to the beach. I sent my other half off to scope it out for me…he came back to say that it was a fair old trek. Now, it was raining, it was super windy, and I have an infection behind my knee (too much information – I know – but it fecking hurts!) so I decided not to walk there. There was a path to drive to some houses on the bay, but it said not to drive down it…I wanted to give it a go – there was no-one around, and I was sure that if I explained my situation that the house owners wouldn’t mind. I had wanted to visit Sanna last year, but wouldn’t have been able to get out of the car at all…so I was pretty pissed off when my Mum wouldn’t let me drive down there. I fully appreciate the local pissed-off-ness with visitors potentially ignoring the signs…but as I said, I was sure that it wouldn’t have caused too many problems.

I got in a huff and was really annoyed that my other half and my Mum didn’t want to go for a walk to see the beach. I had driven there, and they were able to go and take a stroll – even in the wind and rain…it seemed like such a waste! :-(

So I ended up driving like a tit on the way back as I was miffed…and my other half asked me why I was doing a Colin McRae! :-) He made me laugh, but I was still really annoyed. I could have done the walk if I really pushed myself (which is likely where most of my frustration came from!) – yet they could have done it without much bother at all. It frustrates me in general when people don’t realise quite how lucky they are to be able to do stuff…and choose not to. I know that this is their prerogative – but flipping heck…in this instance, it was such a beautiful place and it seems a shame to have wasted the opportunity. I think that next year, there will be no stopping me when I come up here!

Sanna is already on my list for next year, and I managed to find another beach on the way back to have a mooch around on. Although that probably wasn’t my best move as the dog ate some washed up scallops and threw up in the back of Freddie Freelander multiple times on the bouncy journey back to the cottage! :-( She also tried to eat a puppy dog who was off the lead (she was on hers) and wouldn’t leave her alone – my dog is ace with humans, but a nightmare with other dogs…so we might not be welcomed back with open arms to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse next year!

On the way ‘home’ we found this little place…

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20131006-182839.jpgIt was in a tiny village and the ‘shop’ is open 24 hours a day via an honesty box system. We bought some spinach, and if we hadn’t stocked up yesterday, we would have bought far more. The veggies looked awesome and they had so much stuff growing in the community garden…I was really impressed. They had put pictures up of the events they have and it seems like a great way of bringing people in rural and secluded communities together. The veg box scheme they run looked fab too…I would love to live somewhere like that!

We arrived back to the cottage in time to put a roast dinner together and to see yet more deer on the hill behind us…so the day wasn’t all bad! :-) In fact, the day started off great – I managed to get some great photos on my proper camera of the stag and his ladies. They had ventured back towards the cottage in the night and I have a cracking picture of him – I will share it with you once I am back home and have downloaded it.

So that’s it for today…I am in pissed-off rally driver mode…it’s not a good look and I will snap out of it soon…just me being a tetchy bitch! :-)

Breakfast: Veggie omelette on toast (HEA and HEB).

20131006-161837.jpgLunch: Jacket potato and beef chilli.

20131006-162044.jpgDinner: Seafood soup to start, roast beef dinner to follow (11 syns).

20131006-202827.jpgSnacks: Fruit.

20131006-190934.jpgToday’s food was lovely – an unusual and filling Extra Easy day for me! Brekkie was supposed to be an omelette but got scrambled when it stuck. I had green and red pepper, celery, onion, mushrooms, eggs, and black pepper on-top of two slices of cheese on toast. Lunch looks strange but is a jacket potato and chilli in a food flask – the chilli had beef mince, kidney beans, onion, pepper, courgette, radishes, mushrooms, tomatoes, passata, garlic, paprika and chilli flakes in it. Dinner was lush – some leftover seafood soup to start with, followed by a beef roast dinner with cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, courgette, roast onion, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings (3.5 syns each), roast beef and gravy (4 syns).

Exercise: A little mooch to the beach – not THE beach, another beach! ;-)

Thank you for reading – and have a wonderful week,

Weight Loss Bitch xxx

P.S. This my Mums scenic wee-stop today – we hadn’t passed another car in over thirty minutes, but as soon as she crouched down, one drove past us – typical…and rather amusing! :-)

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