Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Holiday Booked!

My birthday treat to myself this year is a trip to Uganda to see gorillas and chimpanzees.  An absolute dream holiday and one I've been longing to do for years.

And to top it all, my friend, Debbie, is coming too.  I love going on adventure holidays like this one but it's not everyones cup of tea, so I've usually been travelling solo.  Which is not a hardship because you meet some wonderful like-minded people on these trips (like my beautiful friends from the Borneo trip).

Even reading our itinerary brings a tear to my eye at the thought I might actually see these wonderful creatures up close.  AWESOME.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

I rest my case...

People have been debating this for years and now I can scientifically prove that:

Working is bad for your blog life !!!

Bear with me please...on the build up to the big birthday (5 days to go), I have lots to do but I will be back, I promise.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Dougal's Back!

I am over the moon to tell you that Dougal is back on the road!!!

And what a joy it was to drive him for the first time in 4 months.

Although I have been lovingly washing and waxing Dougal over the winter to keep the winter rain from taking it's toll, I wasn't so good at keeping Dougal's battery ticking over.  As a result his battery went completely flat a few weeks ago.  Fortunately, the "ace campervan man" came to the rescue today and helped me recharge the battery enough to get him started and take him for a 30 minute drive.  I could almost feel Dougal smiling as he cruised along the dual carriageway. 

And my smile was huge too J

Week 34

Lets blame work for this week's post being late.

Oh how I'd forgotten how I hate early starts.  Getting up at 5.20am and taking Skye for a walk when most of my neighbourhood are still in bed is strange...

Anyway getting back to my last week of freedom.  I think I mentioned how ill I was feeling last Monday. Well, the illness grew into a full blown cough and cold and stopped me from doing exercise.  I hang my head in shame as I tell you that last week's exercise total came to a measly one!

But I did manage to cram a lot of other things into the week despite feeling poorly (and quite sorry for myself) including a trip to the dentist, a facial, a yoga session, a trip to the doctors (nothing serious), a quiz night and a meal out with my dad and his wife as a huge thank you for selling my Punto (thanks again dad!).

At the weekend, I did a bit of shopping (looking for a dress for the big birthday) and failed to find anything...and to end the week; Sunday was a couch day.  I spent it watching Gone with the Wind - what a long film.  But a classic and I can see why.

I'll save the work edition for Week 35.

5 weeks to go...