Day 365 writing this blog for a whole year and happy 11th anniversary to us! 👰🏻‍♀️🤵🏻💍🍾🥂🥳

So yes…. possibly due to my errant number system the blog says it’s one year to the day since Craig and I went into COVID-19 lockdown. I think we have to skip over the fact that the blog seems to be six days later than the news reports it but maybe Craig and I were later than everyone else?!? No??? Let just pretend….. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😆 it’s the news that’s wrong….

I think we’ve all seen our lives turned upside down in the last year. We have literally stayed at home for about 90% of it. I’ve only seen my parents and in-laws about 3 times since this all kicked off. We’ve been really lucky that no one has been really sick that we know. My poor father-in-law is in isolation for the next few days having tested positive last week though very luck he doesn’t really have any symptoms.

We’ve seen others be more relaxed with the rules and I guess there are some who have been even stricter than us. I think we’ll come out of this with a completely different outlook on life and know 100% what matters to us. We know who we need to see and we’ll do it pretty fast in case it changes again.

We booked two wee holidays today!!! Loch Ness in May and Glencoe in July. Hope there’ll be many more in between but at least these are in both calendars for time off.

11 years ago I said I do to this clean shaven handsome man. I remember when we first met and knew we would be together. I remember counting the days we had been together never mind the years.

Yet look at him now. Still as handsome (well I think more so) but so different. We think the beard arrived about 2014 and the hair started to grow maybe a year or so after that. 😍

We both now I’ve most couples it’s not always been a walk in the park. We’ve had some highs and we’ve had some lows but we’ve faced the head on every time.


We went back down to Gro Coffee in Irvine this morning for breakfast 🧇…. wait till you see the photos this time.

Waiting on the food in the camper
Sausage, bacon and egg toasted sandwich 🥪
An Elvis waffle stack… out of this world!!!
Death by breakfast!!! the stuff on the top is candy floss… of course… there wasn’t enough sugar in there already.

I may not eat for weeks now. I actually managed it no problem until the last 3 bites but I was beaten.

Great place to park the van! Breakfast with a view of Irvine beach
It’s a wee bit wild today!
Super windy!
I got some lovely gifts…. this one says Julie & Craig on one heart and 28.3.10 on the other ♥️♥️
And a lovely wooden card!

Craig is always great at buying gifts. He only got a leather strap bracelet that says 11… 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😬

Back home and out in the rain with the dogs. It’s the only time that varifocals aren’t the best… in the pouring rain.

Come on mumma says Freya!
Could Calaidh be any more angelic?!?
Freya with her stick looking like a thin cigar!!
Daffies 🌼🌼🌼
The pylon has been out the field and left the gate open?!?!?!
Our flowers from mum and dad are looking lovely!

We have a lovely dinner planned tonight. It might be a bit later than usual as she waits for breakfast to digest.

Thanks to all of you for sticking with me for a year and to those who have joined more recently. Your kind words mean so much. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

I don’t know what will happen to The Rambling Sloth moving forward as I will be working way more than I have in a very long time. I’ll take each day as it comes and see how it feels. I’m fairly certain that I still need to keep writing to keep myself sane.

But for now I’m putting the phone down and off to enjoy the rest of my weekend.


Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️