Day 1062 a windy wild sea swim 🏊🏼‍♀️💨 & a lovely Scottish afternoon in the village hall 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

I’m so lucky that I got to fit in a wild sea swim, to my busy weekend!

The weather ended up changing at the last minute and the wind was much colder than we expected. A right chill. I arrived early and had to hide in the van.

I’m laughing at that photo, my crochet blanket in the background, I really have become THAT woman. 😂

When we walked into the sea I really did wonder what the hell we were playing at?!? It was sooooo cold. I couldn’t get the phone to work until the very last minute so we actually swam almost the whole time. The waves felt pretty high when you’re in there, yet really they were nothing.

By the time you warm up it is really exhilarating.

We ended up jumping in the waves. I got a fit of the giggles. Finally got a great video too which I’ve posted on my Instagram at theramblingsloth.

I’m so glad we did it. It would have been so easy for me to say I couldn’t be bothered this morning. Instead I’ve made some lovely memories!

I was absolutely freezing when I got home! Chilled right to the bone…. The Scottish Dog Behaviourist was in the shower!!! That guy gets about these days…. 😂

I had to sit and freeze until he was done! 😂

When I finally got in, I was in the shower for AGES….. it was sooooo warm. You have to wash all the wetsuit stuff in the shower too… bet the septic tank is not enjoying getting all this sand down the drain…… 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

Then onto the village hall for a lovely Scottish Afternoon. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙

We try to raise money for the hall throughout the year but this event was purely for a village get together. We still managed to make a £500 profit which is amazing!

I was meant to be organising it but Holly next door did it all without me. A group of us helped on the day but she is so good at organising these events.

We served Haggis, Neeps and Tatties to everyone, followed by melt in the mouth shortbread with tea and coffee. It was all go.

This is me getting mine in the house after the event… drizzled in whisky sauce!

It was lovely.

After lunch we called the raffle and then the village school choir sang some Scottish songs. There were only 8 of them but they did so well, from the traditional to the modern….. I only have one photo that Rachel two doors down took!

I totally forgot to take any pics!

Everyone’s in the pub now and I’m sitting in grans chair with a wee glass of Nozeco. I’m shattered! I spied two lovely ladies sharing a bottle of Rosé Nozeco over lunch and they gave me the last in the bottle, a prefect glass. So kind and considerate, it fair made my day. On days like today I do feel a bit sad that I don’t drink anymore. I am glad that I will wake up tomorrow without the dread or the regret and without the hangover so my wee glass of Nozeco is going down a treat.

The sky is lovely just now.

So still and calm, compared to this morning and also compared to the noise in the village hall! 😂 I’m decompressing nicely.

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️