Day 57 “what’s that coming over the hill, is it a monster??” 🎼

My cheerleader was up and at it this morning…. of course after 8am as I can’t seem to surface before that! Every night I say to Craig that I’m getting up early tomorrow. Don’t know why I waste my breath 🤦🏻‍♀️ he just smiles now..

Coffee and Spanish lesson first thing. Check us we made it two days in a row! I knew if I wrote it hear it would happen 🙅🏻‍♀️ bit rusty this morning but will keep going. Decided to walk to the post office as I had a parcel to send. It looks like rain but it’s really warm when your walking! Took loadsa photos….

Just me and Cal. We met 2 different neighbours so took about half an hour to get out of the village!
Spiers grounds were stunning after the rain. It’s not been enough to make it muddy to walk but everything’s in bloom. The smell of the wild garlic here is mouth watering!
Come on mum!!
Two of the trees here think it’s autumn! The are stunning, red and pink against the green.
One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite ‘80’s films. Lockdown had given me time to look at everything in a new light. I’ve watched everything grow this year and nature is amazing.

Actually going off sick and stopping work allowed me time to stop and look around. We let so much pass us by in life and we only get one shot at this. This last few years on the better days I’ve been fascinated by the wonder of nature. Learning a bit more about farms on my walks even though the whole cow mounting bull thing was pretty eye opening. 😳 we live in a fascinating world that we are covering in rubbish and destroying at a rate of knots.

Heading back from the post office and the sun came out. It was roasting!
My bored pup while I take pics!
The Beith bypass with no cars at 10am ish…. still love it when it’s quiet…
Calaidh knows exactly where she’s going on the way back!
Love these old gates
Lovely to feel the sun again
Exploring the woods
All these wee paths have sprung up as people explore during lockdown, never saw any of them before, maybe just wasn’t looking?!?
Not sure if these are giant daisies or buttercups but they’re lovely
I may have got carried away with the camera 🤷🏻‍♀️😬
Rhododendron’s starting to bloom
Last one I promise 🌺🌺🌺
Calaidh having a wee sniff round the base of a tree when all hell breaks loose!
What’s that coming over the hill?!?! They look familiar….
Yes it was a monster…. 😆 at times I even make myself laugh.
Aw naw mum thought we had peace today??!
Actually taking a pic of the trees rather than the monster but he happened to be at posing distance
The same trees as early but now with the sun shining. The colours are amazing
The wild garlic is everywhere
The gang back tougher heading for home
After a wee play in the field
And a wee play in the burn
And a wee rest..
Team drink out a puddle… lovely
Home sweet home by the back entrance (stop it…)
In the short space of time between rain showers Craig added structure to the decking frame
While I “hilled” the potatoes (had to look that word up yet it’s bloody obvious 🤦🏻‍♀️😆) I cut back the crape vine and watered the greenhouse again. It’s all coming on great. Just need to get planting out the sweet peas soon!
The onions are coming on great too
Waiting for over the fence up the ladder cuppa break with Claire!
Sky News is reporting up to 40k deaths in England and Wales with 39,701 but this Worldometer tracker says we’re still down at 34k… this tells us total world cases up until now.

Been feeling a bit lost today and not sure what to do with myself but berating myself as whatever I was doing wasn’t enough.

Team RH Fitness has me on 15k steps a day and it’s just been a bit too much so I changed it yesterday to 10K which reduced my calorie intake but all good. After all the walking I’ve done today I still hadn’t vibrated at 10k! The more steps I did, the more antsy and pissed off I got that I couldn’t even manage 10k…. yeah you guessed it… battery gone again and it’s amazing how quickly my mood lifted when I realised that was all that was wrong. Even did a low impact cardio workout this morning with my hiking boots on. 🤦🏻‍♀️😆

I have a friend that I used to work with in Benchmark Electronics back in 2002. We’ve met up a handful of time’s since then for dinner in Glasgow and the last time was years and years ago. I got the loveliest message from her out of the blue. She drives past our road end on the way to work. When she left Benchmark to start up her own cafe a few of us got together and bought her one of those old fashioned teddy bears. I couldn’t remember that. Anyway, she made her first teddy herself recently and it reminds her of our wee Freya so she would like me to have it….. how lovely is that?

Lucky is coming to live with us tonight…. isn’t she gorgeous!! and yes mum I will keep her away from the puppers!!!!!

What a lovely act of kindness, a lovely message out the blue and it’s made my day. She’ll be socially distantly delivered after work tonight and I feel very “lucky” to have been chosen to be her new owner! (See what I did there?!)

She’s here!! Look at the size of her. I can hear my mum rolling her eyes now at another teddy but I’m honestly so proud to have her…. she’s gonna get up to all sorts of antics… 😆❤️
Here she is up the ladder having a wee look round the garden!
Yes I know….. I am 47 🤣

I think you can tell how much I love my Lucky Ted. Such a generous and thoughtful gift. Kindness goes a long way…

Stay safe everyone