Hello, everyone. Did you have a good week/weekend? I did- I had a lovely long weekend, with lots and lots of Christmas shopping; so much so that my present shopping is done! I’d love to say that I can now relax and enjoy the season, and that’s partly true but I’m busy, busy as ever ;)
Last Monday, I omitted details of my weekend, when we had another chapter in my ‘big birthday’ celebration! I had no idea, and so the whole weekend was a wonderful surprise. The girls had a fabulous spa day at The Carrick on Loch Lomond, where we made use of the facilities including the gorgeous infinity pool. I was even treated to a full body hot stones massage. Bliss. The fizz was flowing, of course :)
Afterwards, the guys all joined us for dinner at the Boat House at Cameron House, which was absolutely delish. We then headed back to Joe and Stacey’s new house for a party. Brilliant! I was a great day.
I’ve been very lucky, with so, so many birthday treats. I’m one very fortunate girl.
And so, here’s my current thoughts:
Enjoy your week!
It seems a little trite to start my post with a usual question about how your weekend has been, and then to share all of the wonderful things I’ve done, given the hundreds of people affected by the tragic events in Paris- such a wonderful city- on Friday evening.
My mind has continually wandered back to the people affected by terrorism in Paris and elsewhere around the world, and how they manage to cope, to return to a ‘normal’ life, if there even is such a thing.
Here’s something that did resonate with me on Saturday morning:
Hello, and welcome to another week: it’s wild, windy and very, very wet here on the West coast. Late autumn, early winter is well and truly here!
I have yet to get back to running since my holiday. It’s just so dark and wet after work that my running mojo is in hiding. I’m hoping that it hasn’t gone into hibernation… I’m sticking with my classes, though, so all isn’t quite abandoned!
I’ve had another busy weekend, squeezing in three parties and a trip to Glasgow. On Sunday, we had our annual visit to George Square for Remembrance Sunday, followed by a trip to Dobbies Garden Centre – Christmas 2015 is officially underway for us. We had our first Red Cups and mince pies of the season:
I’m going to use this as inspiration for getting back out there this week:
I’m open to advice and motivation to get back out there – what do you do when you have times like this?
Hello, lovelies, did you have a good weekend? Mine was a-ma-zing! :)
On Saturday, we were excited to be at the World Gymnastics Championships, which was a long- awaited Christmas gift, yay!
We saw five finals, including the first ever Team GB individual gold, when Max Whitlock became World Champion in the pommel. Lewis Smith also won silver, leading to a GB one-two.
We also saw the amazing result of the ladies uneven bars when four- yes four- gymnasts tied for first place!
In the evening, we paid a rare trip to the cinema to see Spectre, the new James Bond film, which was great.
Sunday saw a very different live sporting event from the day before, we had platinum seats for the Pro 12 rugby game between Glasgow Warriors and the Ospreys. Glasgow won 31-19, which was ace!
Tonight, I’ve had a brilliant Clubbercise class- we did ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry, given that it’s Guy Fawkes night this week :)
Here’s something I’m working on, every single day:
Hello, I’m back!
We had such an amazing time on our trip to Toronto- we managed to squeeze in lots and lots of adventures, including the CIBC Race for the Cure at Toronto Zoo.
Rather than bore you all with the details, I’ll pop up a photo post with some of the highlights, if you’re interested. We had plenty of lovely food, craft beer and local wine. We also walked miles each day, so I didn’t let my fitness drop entirely ;)
I’ve also had a ‘big birthday’ while I was away, and I was thoroughly spoiled by everyone. I’ll leave you to work out which milestone I hit :D
Over the past week, I’ve been getting back on track. I tweaked my knee while running in Toronto, so I’m not quite ready to get back out on the road- it’s still giving me some pain. But I’m back at Pound and Clubbercise, with PiYo later in the week. It’s good to have a routine again and some focus back on my health and fitness.
At Clubbercise tonight we had a Halloween special, and did the dance from Thriller. It was ace! So much fun!
Here’s my thoughts following my break, and I’m trying to remember this for the coming week too:
Have an awesome week! :)