My holiday is coming to an end…and I am a bit sad!
I absolutely adore it up here and feel so refreshed and rejuvenated. And I know it might sound sad, but being able to use the gym whilst I have been here is the cherry on the cake for me!
Talking about cake, we headed back to Oban today and ended up in the Oban Chocolate Company shop. Why do I do it to myself?! My Mum and my aunt shared a delicious looking carrot cake and a chocolate tasting platter…and had marshmallow and chilli hot chocolate. I had a TeaPigs peppermint tea…
I did succumb though…I had a teeny tiny dark Tanzanian chocolate drop, and a high cocoa milk drop – Papua New Guinea I think it was from. In the interest of full disclosure and honesty, I took a photo of them next to a stick of sugar so you could see the size of them…
…genuinely about 1 syn of chocolate. I used to buy single syn Green & Blacks chocolate and they were bigger than these two put together. It was delicious chocolate – I quickly washed away the taste with a swig of TeaPigs so that I didn’t give in to my surroundings…
There were some seriously tempting offerings, including a dark chocolate with a Marmite ganache, Whisky marmalade chocolate, and a Horlicks chocolate. Then there was dark chocolate and amaretto vegan cake, the carrot cake – which was delicious according to my Mum and aunt – and blueberry muffins…heaven…just heaven! Which is probably where I would have ended up if I kept giving in to this sort of temptation!
Before the chocolate shop we had been to the beach for a quick mooch with the dog and a wee!
And then of course it was off to the green fishy hut on the pier…I was in heaven. I shared a platter of oysters with my Mum, and bought a double serving of scallops, and had some smoked salmon…this was my kind of foodie heaven. The sun was out, the chap in the shop was on good form, the seafood was second to none, and the scenery was fabulous!
I was then treated to a gorgeous driftwood candle stick as a ‘thank you’ from my Mum and aunt for playing chauffeur this week. I couldn’t get a picture of it, as it’s all wrapped up…but I will take one soon!
We then mooched back into Fort William and Mr WLB and I stocked up with a few supplies for tomorrow’s homeward bound journey…and some fuel. Mum and my aunt did more shopping! It was then back to the cottage…and this is where it got interesting.
There is some sort of trials bike challenge on up here at the moment. They were riding up and down the hills at various checkpoints along our route home…along the single track road with passing places…passing places that spectators had decided to park in…with verges consisting of bogs and marshland. So it was a challenge to get home…and I did have ‘words’ with more than one or two arseholes along the way. The ‘c’ word stayed under wraps, but pretty much every other swear word was utilised for the inconsiderate plonkers along the way. The bikers were fab, it was the spectators who caused havoc. And the amount of people who didn’t say ‘thank you’ when you had stopped to let them past was amazing…so I stopped stopping and had a couple of verbal altercations!
We arrived in one piece – and I headed over to the gym to cool off. The altercations helped I think…I had a fight or flight shake going on and was full of adrenaline…so managed 30 minutes on the rowing machine in one go!
I then came back over to the cottage, showered, packed, and am trying to enjoy my last evening here! So I will say goodbye now and will catch up with you when I am back home tomorrow night!
Breakfast: Banana and boiled eggs.
A gorgeous food day…with an overload of seafood! Brekkie was the usual banana with boiled eggs, and this was followed by a seafood feast! As mentioned, Mum and I shared the oysters, and I enjoyed a pot of smoked salmon with some delicious scallops. Dinner was a seafood stew – with onions, green beans, mushrooms, courgettes, tomatoes, pasatta, tomato purée, and various spices. I then followed this up with a snack of squid! I didn’t guess my syns for the day – I know it wasn’t that bad…I would say 14 or 15…but next week and stepping on the scales will reveal the damage of my seafood indulgences!
Exercise: 30 minutes rowing machine, and 45 minutes Pilates.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx