The last week has really been pretty pants, all things considered, and so I kind of had to abandon my plans for getting back to blogging. However, it’s a new month now and time to make some changes.
After last week, it was nice this weekend to just get some time to relax and chill with Martin. I’ve been for two good runs in as many days and walks with Murphy, where we saw the lovely spring view in the photo from day – lambs and daffodils, I don’t think you could beat that! Last night I sat on the couch and watch TV for the first time in ages. It’s been nice to have an extra day today as well to be off work, although I could do with another as I am still knackered!
Today we came back from our amazing weekend in Arran (another blog on this later, and I will catch up on my pictures that’s I’ve missed). I always feel so sad coming back, but I am very lucky to know that I will get another trip over there very very soon.
Today is Mother’s Day, so today’s picture is one of my mum but also two other very important ladies in my life – my gran and my aunt. I’m very lucky to have three inspiring and loving ladies looking after me, advising me and showing me the way. If I can turn out to be half the lady they are then I’ll be doing ok.
Today I got up, saw to Murphy and then got to work on things for school. I decided to get up and do that and get some work out the way so that I could enjoy the rest of my morning and day guilt free. I got a little bit done and then got almost caught up on Grey’s Anatomy.
Later, Martin and I went on a lovely walk round the Afton Dam at New Cumnock with Murphy. It started off a really dreich, wet, gloomy day but as we walked, it cleared up and we managed to get a really nice day. It was perfect just getting away with the two of them to get some peace and quiet and clear my head. Being outside is really the best thing and today with the scenery and the tranquility, you wouldn’t have known you were only five minutes from New Cumnock.
Today was an excellent day all round. I got up early this morning and ran out to the gym, did some strength training at the bootcamp class and then ran the long way home reaching a total of 4 miles. I felt great after it. It was raining and windy and I felt so refreshed and energised.
I got home and Martin had been running on the treadmill so after that the two of us went to take Murphy a walk and then I saw my aunt and my mum.
I had to get changed and ready super quick after that (which is not easy for me as I am pretty much chronically late for everything) as I was heading out for lunch with my gran, my mum and my aunt. This was a wee joint celebration lunch for my mum, gran and my own birthdays and for Mother’s Day. We had a lovely lunch and I felt like a bottomless pit and wanted to eat everything in sight!
When I got home, I had a wee nap and then Martin and I headed to Ayr for a pals night for my birthday. We spent some time having a wee drink in Paul’s flat and then went to Pirate Pete’s. This is i a place that is a kid’s soft play through the day and at night changes into a laser quest area. So basically, the soft play and everything stays there but adults can book to go in and you run about shooting your pals. I was TERRIBLE at it but I had so much fun. We used to go quite a lot and then stopped for some reason, but I can definitely see us going back soon. It was a great laugh. Afterwards, we headed back to Paul’s for a couple more drinks and then came home. I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow – I was exhausted!