Hello amigos! It’s been a while. So let me catch you up because obviously all of you have been wringing your hands and waiting mournfully to find out what’s been happening in my life. Right?
There’s been a LOT of travel. The Girl and I have visited Prague, Venice, Barcelona, Paris and Lisbon.
We are off for a week long walk in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday. Yes. Week long. WALK. I don’t know what possessed me to book this guided walk, so don’t ask. It’s a total of about 80 miles through the West Highland Way. I’m hoping it will be one of those life-altering walks that will be made into a coming of age movie someday. Alternately, I will also be satisfied if it will be a body altering walk!
Speaking of body altering – The Girl and I have been working out with a trainer for a while now and for the first time in a very long time I am very happy with my body. The funny part is that my weight hasn’t budged much and I am still at about 65 kilos. If you had told me 3 months ago that my weight would be 65 kilos, I would have been quite depressed. But now I rarely weigh myself and when I look in the mirror I feel very happy at the sight of the woman looking back at me. I do have occasional moments of ‘ugh! Nothing fits me’ but they’re so rare that I’m not concerned.
In other body related news, I’m on my way to becoming vegan. The most interesting part? I’m not doing this to lose weight or tone down. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and podcast listening and feel like it’s the right thing to do. More on that in another post.
And last but not the least, I have bought myself a Brompton cycle and, after much deliberation, she has been christened ‘Buffy‘. The name had to be a strong female name (hence the Slayer reference) but also one that I wouldn’t want to use for any offspring I might have someday. I have started to cycle to work and back when the weather allows it and when my thighs don’t feel like jelly. Here she is: