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.
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.
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.