escapism n. Indulging in enjoyable activities so as to ignore unpleasant realities
I’m writing this in the beautiful Findhorn. What a stunning part of Scotland. I’ve never been here before but people rave about this place and now I can see why. I’ve got friendly neighbours and the sea is a few hundred metres away. I’ve got Skye’s head on my lap as I type this and a glass of red wine within reach.
Friday morning was spectacular. I woke up about 7.30am to beaming sunshine so after a bit of reiki, got up and walked Skye along the beach then it was back for breakfast, shower, another walk, lunch, nap, walk, tea then sleep eventually...I can’t begin to tell you how amazing it is to feel this relaxed. The day has been tremendous...the sun was shining and my meals have been eaten outside. Talking of which, here’s my menu for the day:
Breakfast was my usual Special K topped with my home-made superfood topping consisting of: Wheatgerm, Oatbran, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, gogi berries and coconut.
Lunch was Jamie Oliver’s Mackerel Pate (yes, again for those of you who know that I eat this ALL the time) with crispbread and salad with a balsamic dressing.
Dinner was sweet chilli salmon with sun-dried tomato and garlic couscous with sweet chilli houmous and salad with balsamic dressing.
The afternoon walk took me to the Findhorn Foundation where I bought a few nic-naks from the gift shop for Dougal. He’s looking great – all homely and cosy now.
And a final word on camping – it can be dangerous – I am covered in bruises! I keep banging into things or whacking my head off the cupboards. I feel each trip is making me a worthy camper. My fellow campers here in Findhorn are truly magnificent – so chatty and friendly – are campers always like this? Also, does wine ALWAYS taste better when camping with Dougal? Oh, talking of which – a few people have asked me why my van is a male – well, it’s because he protects me and keeps me safe and warm – isn’t that what every woman wants from a man???