So I’ve decided to start writing down little things in my days that make me happy, regardless of how big or small. I decided to do this whilst eating a mean sandwich I just made for myself, providing a perfect example of how it’s the little things that count. It is a mean sandwich. Mmm.
DAY ONE – Wednesday 1st July
This morning, Paula and I cycled from Kinghorn to Kirkcaldy (HILLY), went to an hour-long Body Pump class and then cycled back (an EVEN MORE HILLY WAY). It was a rare, beautiful morning with lots of sunshine. The body warmers even had to come off. Yup. There was also apparently a heat wave today – I still find it hilarious how much this country freaks when the sun comes out. OH MY GOD IT’S 20 DEGREES THERE’S A HEATWAVE WE’RE MELTING.
Day Two – Thursday 2nd July
Today is the day of the mean sandwich. I was going to take a picture of it, but it fell apart… *cough, I ate it too quickly, cough*. Chicken salad is so simple, yet undeniably beautiful. YUM. I also spent a lovely afternoon with my mum today – after another stressful interview this morning we went for lunch and had long overdue mummy/Kirstie chats. We had some pretty epic thunderstorms last night – I’m so glad I slept through it, I don’t do well when there’s thunder and lightening nearby – and mum said she was half expecting me to run through to them in the middle of the night, like I used to when I was frightened when I was a kid…. THANKS MUM 😀
(pre-interview chilling under a tree)
Also today I found CityBoxing – the gym I trained at in Auckland – on Instagram, so I spent a while feeling nostalgic whilst scrolling through. BUT looking back on it very positively, and hoping I’ll be back training there again sometime soon. It also reminded me of the time I “uppercut-ed” myself in the face, in front of the instructor. Uh oh.
Day Three – Friday 3rd July
So today, to be fair to Scotland, it was genuinely SO HOT – yay! I think I may actually be a little bit burnt… I went for a lovely cycle this morning then lay in the sun with a smoothie before rushing around doing washing and hanging it out (making the most of the sunshine, ya? or turning into a domestic goddess…) and meeting Katie and Fran for lunch in Kirkcaldy. Lunch with three glasses of wine… 🙂 it was really lovely catching up especially when the weather was so nice!
Day Four – Saturday 4th July
I woke up this morning and it was absolutely heavin’ it down. BYE SUMMER. So off I went to work to have shoes and boxes thrown at me for four hours, then it was BBQ time! Thankfully it brightened up throughout the day and I had a lovely evening with Lauren and Louise… and Toblerone. 🙂
Day Five – Sunday 5th July
I have never been more hungover in my whole. EVER. I spent most of today feeling sorry for myself curled up either on the floor or in bed in the foetal position before heading for a much needed sauna and steamroom detox with Paula. I’m feeling a lot better now, but oh my god I swear I’m never drinking again… she says now. I’ve also spent a lot of this evening reading travel blogs (in particular, A Dangerous Business – she makes Scotland sound like a pretty awesome place to visit which is always cool to read! http://www.dangerous-business.com) I think I can officially diagnose myself with having the Backpacker Blues. CRY. I love reading about places to go and see but boy is it giving me the travel bug strong.
Day Six – Monday 6th July: DAD’S BIRTHDAY
So today was my lovely dad’s 50th and we spent the day swinging around and climbing up trees at Go Ape! It was SO much fun, and the rain held off til we’d finished. Now I’m super tired, so here are some pictures:
Day Seven – Tuesday 7th July
Today was fairly average as days go – I had a shift at Clarks and dropped the vacuum cleaner on my foot which is now very painful; a little kid also nearly kicked me in the face; and I managed to headbutt the ladder. Ouchies. I went for tea and scones with mum this morning and we decided that she’s going to come backpacking around South East Asia with me – isn’t that right, mum? 😉 I’m very excited to get an early night – I think I might watch a Disney movie in my onesie, I’m in that kind of mood. 🙂