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3May

We have arrived…Mr WLB, myself, our dog, Mum, and my aunt have all arrived in Scotland! :-)

Our journey started a little before there’s did…at 2am when the neighbours yappy dog woke us up – after doing the same at 10pm and midnight! – and I realised that sleep was not happening.

So Mr WLB and I were over the boarder by 5.30am…and in Fort William for 11am.

The scenery along the way was stunning but we didn’t stop really as there were too many people along the route either riding bikes or walking and not much space to stop! Mr WLB tried taking a few pics as I was driving along, one of which was a hill with some snow on entering Glencoe – as he likes snow…and Glencoe.

20140503-180426.jpgThen my favourite part…the ferry across to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula…

20140503-180545.jpgActually, I think my favourite part is sitting on the comfy sofa looking out of the window down towards the loch…

20140503-180701.jpg…and my wonderful dog is appreciating her time here too!

20140503-180942.jpgWe really do love it here…and I think if we were asked to stay then we would! It just feels like home and is a far more relaxed place than the city I live in.

When we first arrived, we headed to Morrison’s in Fort William to stock up with a few supplies for dinner. This meant that I was able to experience the delights of plucking my chin hairs in a new supermarket car park! ;-) Once we had stocked up, we headed off up towards Upper Achintore to let the dog stretch her legs…and for us to have a picnic in the sun.

It was then off to catch the ferry, which was followed by a trip to Strontian to stock up on Mr WLBs beloved apple and cinnamon Nevis cake.

The cottage, and the drive to the cottage, is as stunning as it was last time…with the addition of more green stuff – it’s the first time we have come at this time of year, so it’s all new! I caught up with the owner – who is so bloody lovely – and then a couple of her daughters. The oldest one was asking questions about my weight loss…she is stunning and beautiful…and kind of reminds me of me when I was her age. I am of course not nobbish enough to be referring to the stunning and beautiful part (although I was…I just didn’t realise it when I was young and wanted to be like everyone else!) I hope that she realises how lovely she is…and she gives out good vibes too…I like her!

Mr WLB unloaded the car whilst I chatted. I then decided to grab a shower but couldn’t work out how to get the hot water on…after I had already lathered on the shower gel…so it was a cold shower followed by me trying to use the hairdryer on my whole body! That was a lesson learnt! :-)

And then my Mum and aunt arrived and we got the car unloaded – after a cup of tea – and started planning our week…lots to look forward to and some good giggles have been had already!

But for now, I want my dinner and my bed – so I will love you and leave you! :-)

Breakfast: Bananas and a breakfast omelette.

20140503-161606.jpgLunch: Chicken, roasted veggies, and spiced butternut squash mash.

20140503-161720.jpgDinner: Steak, mushrooms, onions, pepper, and salad.

20140503-203826.jpgSnacks: Fruit, cheese (2 x HEA), nuts (2 x HEB), and Nakd bars (13 syns).

20140503-175622.jpgA good food day. I planned and prepped a lot of it before travelling…so made my breakfast omelette for the car, had the bananas so that I could take my diabetes tablets, and then took fruit, cheese, nuts, and Nakd bars to snack on for the journey. I had also prepped my lunch, which was just chicken with roasted veggies – red onion, peppers, and courgette – with butternut squash mash that I added black pepper and cumin to…it was lovely. Dinner was steak and salad…and that was great too. I am trying to stick to an Original week as much as possible as I know that I will be indulging in seafood…and I am going to have to rethink my usual syns as I left my Nakd bars at home – along with towels, my warm ‘Scotland’ blanket, and my sharp chefs knife! – but will just see how the week pans out.

Exercise: Not much apart from driving!

Thank you for reading,

Weight Loss Bitch xxx

  

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