Day 417 out of the office is on!!

How can I be so excited about holidays when I’ve only been working for about 6 weeks?!?

Ok so firstly it’s the first 6 weeks I’ve worked solidly since June 2019…… AND this will be the first holiday we’ve been on since September 2020, which doesn’t sound long, but given that we’ve not really been allowed to leave North Ayrshire since then, it’s a pretty big deal! AND it will be our first overnight stay in Abbie the camper van!

I had a long lie until 6.30am… it was actually bliss. Someone did have the alarm set for 4.45am (😳) but thankfully we went back to sleep.

So speaking of the office… I left at 3.30pm and our portacabin was green and being washed down…. I arrive in at 8am.


That’s what I love about working there. They want something done, they do it. no faffing, wasted time, huge discussions, just done.

Our newest rental van has just been wrapped and is in the picture too!

I left on the dot as you do when you are going on holiday…. I am back in on Wednesday…. I know I’m making more of this than needs to be. 😂

Hey I’m happy and it’s nice to feel excited about something for a change. These last few years have left me with a “meh” when it comes to excitement…. often wonder if the meds dumb my reactions a bit but it’s nice to feel some good emotions.

This is where we’ll be heading.

But this is the forecast 🥺

Have a feeling it may not look quite like the photo above when we get here….. also incredulous that snow is actually forecast at 7pm. It will be the 21st May?!?! ☃️❄️🌨🏔⛷🏂 (that is a spectacular word…. incredulous… but I am, I mean, come… on…)

It’s been such a beautiful week yet today is cold, wet and windy. We’ll be so grateful for Abbie and her diesel heater I think!

We used to camp in a roof top tent on top of a Jeep…..

I know this will make Craig very sad as the Jeep is no longer with us
This is the old set up on North Uist in 2019

We have a FB page called Overland and Borders that we set up a few years ago to document our travels with the dogs. We don’t use the FB page much just now as we haven’t been travelling anywhere, let alone with the dogs. This is where the logo comes from in our van.

You can see it here behind Calaidh

We have to get back into that now we can get back out there. We have hoodies and caps too…. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😬🤣 (we actually have our hoodies on in the Jeep photo!)

I’m rambling now but I’m trying to pad out a day that didn’t have a lot of content other than work and packing and still being in a good place…. Also my friend Laura wants this to last a bit longer so she can read and enjoy a whole cup of tea at the same time. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

Wow…. it feels like this written just for me at this moment. ♥️

Just sums it up for me and long may it continue.

So Fit Body Farm at 6am tomorrow, home, shower, pack Abbie and Overland and Borders are back on the road again!! Finally.

I know of two people who have very sadly died today. These people were both taken too soon and after very quick but dreadful illnesses. It’s made me realise even more that we should live our lives as if each day is our last. We don’t know what’s in store for us and Craig and I have to stop wasting time and get on with it and put my anxiety and depression “wilderness” years behind us.

I think it’s finally safe to say that 2021 will be our year. ♥️♥️

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️

PS if there are no rambles in the coming days it either means we have signal issues or I am so relaxed that I don’t even have the energy to blog!