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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Saying Goodbye to Amelia


I adopted Amelia, my little baby with the Stitch ear, at the start of this year (see here) and I can honestly say, I am so glad I did because I loved her to bits and she brought all of us a lot of happiness.  I lost her a few months ago but I was too sad to post about it at the time.   Of course I am still sad and my flat still feels empty without her but the feelings are not as raw now.


Why Do We Need To Push Ourselves To The Limits?

Something I have noticed lately, is that people think you must be stressed to be living life to the full in both the professional and personal sides of your life.

Adult life is pretty much a blur of activity, isn’t it?  For me at least, I work during the day then squeeze everything else into my weeknights and weekends.  So in my free time I need to try and make space for exercising, socialising, visiting family, reading, writing, drawing, sewing and catching up with my TV, not to mention take care of myself by (attempting) healthy meals and 8 hours of sleep.  That is quite a lot, I don’t know how people with kids etc. do it!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Piperdam Review: Muirloch Executive Lodge

Kas and I spent a long weekend in Piperdam Lodges a while ago and I’ve been meaning to do a review since we came home.  We stayed in Muirloch Executive Lodge 20 and we loved every single minute of it!  Piperdam is a little self-catering lodge resort just outside Dundee but it feels like I was in the middle of nowhere, one of the reasons I loved it.  It has an on-site restaurant and bar, leisure and golf facilities and has a beautiful loch within its grounds.


Saturday, 25 November 2017

Castle Venlaw, Peebles Review

I recently spent a weekend in Castle Venlaw Hotel in Peebles, what a lovely weekend it was!
I booked the weekend as a birthday present for Kas and I’m really glad I went with this hotel; there are so many to choose from in Peebles!


Monday, 20 November 2017

I'm A Celebrity


Through the years I’ve always enjoyed I’m A Celebrity, I love seeing the challenges and ridiculous scenarios the celebs go through.  However there has always been a level of animal cruelty that didn’t sit well with me.  It is probably the only reality show I watch (which often means I don’t know who most of the contestants are since there is a constant stream of reality stars willing to go into the jungle).  My last straw was when Ferne McCann ate a live spider, I turned off and haven’t watched since this year.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Wishing the days away...

I was texting my friend this week and had a bit of a realisation – we both seem to be wishing our lives away. Are we all like this now? I constantly see people posting on Twitter and Facebook saying that they can’t wait for the weekend or the next big event in their life (birthday, holiday, Christmas etc).

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