The quagmire has gone!!! Hurrah!!!!!!! I’m delighted that the driveway, which started in Oct 2016, is finally complete….a whole 18 months after it started. That was a total nightmare, and I’m so happy that it’s over. It’s lovely to now just arrive home, not having to wade through the mud to get to the front door, and then being able to relax knowing that most of the big jobs are now complete.
Oh, and I’ve started a hashtag on Instagram for my interiors posts, #glasgowmummyhome.
Relationships / Socialising
In my last update, I talked about giving up on dating… however I did have two dates in March which I agreed I would go on and then re-assess. It just turns out that the second of these dates was excellent, and I’m still dating said gentleman. We’re now on like date number 8 or 9 maybe… I’m starting to lose count.
The kids & I had an excellent Easter break… with a trip to Edinburgh, and a day exploring Glasgow. We also revisited Paesano pizza on Great Western Road for dinner… it was awesome! I went to Babs for kebabs with my friend Peter who was in the city for a business trip as well, and this month I’ve managed to tick off three restaurants from my list of places I’d like to eat out… Hutchesons (date night for steak & cocktails), Babs and Spanish Butcher (with work).
I also had a solo trip to Aberdeen, which was lovely to spend some more time with my baby niece, and we also visited my gran in her new home (she’s moved into a care home of sorts, still living independently but with communal social areas)… my gran was 95 this week!!!
I haven’t been keeping up with my boxing class, and I’m annoyed at myself for letting it slip. I have however joined Slimming World; the time of my group is the same time as my boxing… so for now I’m going to SW and then I’ll think about re-joining the boxing once I have my eating habits under control. I have completed Week 1, with a successful loss of 4lbs. So far, so good. I’ve really been enjoying the food… and I’m eating a hell of a lot more than I would normally. I’m finding that the key is to be prepared… so I’ve been batch cooking meals for my freezer, making my breakfast in advance (overnight oats, consisting of 40g oats healthy option B, fat free yoghurt and fruit salad), and ensuring I have lots of ‘free’ food snacks to hand (crudités, fresh fruit, pickled onions). I even ate out this week, at Spanish Butcher with work colleagues… I had the steak but swapped the fries for salad.
I said this would be the year that I would explore the world… and I’m fortunate enough to have 4 holidays booked. Two of these are in Scotland, to new areas I’m yet to visit, one in Europe with family and one far flung on my own (Vietnam & Bali baby… can’t wait!).