Up and down, and up and down

As usual, I’ve been busy. I have also been battling my own brain, which has decided to have a bit of an up and down time.

It’s odd. Back when no-one read my blog, I would write quite happily about the joys of bipolar, but since I know a few folk read it now, I am less inclined to, which is probably a bad thing. Either way, it’s not been a whole lot of fun, but I have kept my head above water, and am working on a new fitness regime in an attempt to keep my brain chemicals in better check. The complete lack of summer and early arrival of Autumn hasn’t helped, I imagine. However, lots of good things have happened too, in between my multiple naps.

The Royal Mail fiasco was reverted. It was attributed to an admin error, however you wish to interpret that. Mull and Tiree community councils, and local Councillors did a sterling job, and local mail is now remaining in Tiree. Victory.

Coll View is now proudly displaying 5 double glazed windows, and with 7 to go, there is a real prospect that this winter will be substantially less draughty.

 

There is also a shiney new, insulated(!!), concrete floor in the big house, which is very exciting.

Other activites over the last few weeks have included chutney, pickling, Scotch pancakes and corn on the cob. A large hedgehog was evicted from the hen house, and in very exciting news, the plot for a second polytunnel has been marked out and covered.

 

The kale has turned out lovely, and we have managed to keep the veg boxes going into October, although supplies will begin to dwindle now.

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Today, I completed my third run in the first week of couch to 5k. Only 8 weeks to go! I also swam twice this week – in a wetsuit – and whilst it was a little nippy, it was delightfully relaxing.

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We shall see what next week brings, but tonight, full of homemade bolognaise, and watching a good old British drama on the BBC, life is good.

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8 thoughts on “Up and down, and up and down

  • 5th October 2015 at 7:44 am
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    You are doing so well Rhoda I get exhausted just thinking about what you do. Heard about wild cat jumping on Caroline’s back oh ah !!!!

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    • 5th October 2015 at 9:29 am
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      Oh yes, she did. She is very friendly that way! She surprises lots of my visitors by landing on them or climbing up them :-)

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      • 1st November 2015 at 11:39 pm
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        Rhoda, loved your feline friend and was, as you saw, quite unphased by the parrot act (there’s not much can put me off my food). Hope she continues to surprise. Just been looking up the recipe for popovers, by the way! Might need the collview version… Keep blogging, however many are reading. We need your insight and honesty – and zaniness!

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  • 5th October 2015 at 10:05 am
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    I love my garden but I’m an amateur compared to you! Your blog posts are always interesting and often make me jealous! Looking forward to some Gaelic curses as you make your way from couch to 5k. I love swimming in my wet suit in the sea. ( I’d get some funny looks if I wore it in Bathgate pool!)
    I really hope your fitness regime has an all-over benefit and spring arrives soon in your life. X

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  • 5th October 2015 at 11:18 am
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    I’ve taken up running lately too, and although I’m not wrestling with issues like yours, I’ve found myself much less emotionally wobbly since I began. How long are your runs?

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    • 5th October 2015 at 6:15 pm
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      At the moment, 8 minutes running. So for 20 minutes I do 60 secs running, and 90 secs walking. Next week, 90 secs running and 2 minutes running

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      • 6th October 2015 at 10:29 am
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        That’s very precise! I just go with the flow and let myself take breaks when I need to. For the first while it was every 300 metres, but much more quickly than I expected, I found myself able to run much further before stopping to walk. The other night I went out in a real bad mood and did the whole 3k without stopping!!

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  • 6th October 2015 at 8:09 am
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    We do so love your veggie boxes!

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