Day 411 finally…a wee girly day out with coffee and shopping!

Finally got to meet my friend Lea today after what feels like a hundred years! Was SOOOOOO good to catch up and put the world to rights. Since she reads the blog I don’t have to fill her in on all my stuff. 😬🤣 and it’s lovely to hear how lockdown has been for her. She caught COVID-19 and really struggled with breathing for weeks. It was a frightening time.

To last night first, had a lovely walk with Claire, it was a lovely evening.

Spiers old school grounds
My favourite gate with a bloody big shadow!!

On the way along the road we’d sadly noticed a wee mouse that had been hit by a car. Calaidh thought it was a toy and picked it up in her mouth before I’d realised.

Note to self never to cuddle Calaidh ever again…. no puppy kisses…. never….. ever…. again……. forgot about this until writing now and have already probably had a dog tongue slobber from her 🤦🏻‍♀️

So on the way back we both felt the mousie couldn’t stay on the road so I used a poo back to move it to the side of the road. I just used its wee tail but for some reason chose to launch it into the undergrowth. After a few minutes we were in hysterics at my reaction. Why didn’t I just place it down?!? I think I went for minimum contact and launch……. poor wee thing. Also in my bravado I just freaked!

So this morning…..alarm at ridiculous o’clock and I found myself actually looking forward to the Fit Body Farm! It was great again. Split into groups of two and move round the stations and try to do as much as possible in 4 minutes. Think there were 6 stations. Craig and his partner were 1st twice!! I shouted they should be split up. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 make it more fair on everyone else! Sore loser?!?

The calm before the action!

Home by 7.30am and out with the puppers… they were shocked it was so early.

I don’t know if I’ve posted this before but this is a very old gate…. it’s being held up by a new gate and I think that’s a lovely way to look at life. We should all support each other
The wild garlic scent here was uh-mazin….. made me hungry!

Was having a wee chat with my lovely mother in law by this time!

Wild garlic with arty log!
Calaidh found a log!
The Ivy is taking over here!
When I knelt down to take this photo, Bhru took an opportunity to give me a big kiss….. just as well it wasn’t Calaidh!

Home, showered and then BLOW DRIED MY HAIR… with a brush…. to straighten it… i put some lip gloss on…. I mean nothing but the best for my “date” with Lea!

At 9am I had a call with the Department for Working Pensions. They have been covering my National Insurance payments since I was made redundant and until I started work at the end of March. We went through so many questions and even had to focus on the bad stuff in 2019 where I was having suicidal thoughts. I cried a few times on the call as I had to relive those feelings but was so delighted to tell the nurse how much better I was feeling.

She ended the call by saying it had been really lovely to chat with me today. 💕

This was a long story leading up to my girly day out!!

We were in Starbucks for over 2 hours and it didn’t feel like any time had passed. Of course us woman can gab…… 😬😆 we’ve known each other since we worked in Panasonic back in the last 1990’s and she’s been such a great friend, there every step of the way and always with the right thing to say. She was our Chief Bridesmaid when we got married. ♥️

So we had a wee wander but then felt peckish so got a wee lunch to take outside. It’s been lovely to have a wee break from the veggies! (how many wee’s can I cram into one sentence?!?)

Silverburn had been badly affected by COVID too. It’s lost so many big shops. Debenhams, FatFace, Dorothy Perkins, Top Shop, Argos to name a few. Other shops had signs to welcome us back.

This was in SuperDry

The one thing we’ve all realised is that we have our family and friends and that is enough. It’s lovely to be getting back to some normality. We’ve all missed each other and missed our connections. We couldn’t hug today but everyone you see is elbow bumping when the meet. Hugs coming soon on Monday!

So a quiet night tonight I think. No doubt I’ll be asleep by 8 after being such hive of activity before 9am 🥰

Post COVID life is gonna be quite different I reckon. We are so lucky to have our families and very good friends and really that’s all that matters.


Have a lovely weekend!

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️

6 thoughts on “Day 411 finally…a wee girly day out with coffee and shopping!

    1. Yeah it’s a lovely concept. The people who own that small holding have had to replace a lot of old gates recently and i loved that! Xx

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