Up early this morning, coffee and straight to a notepad. My head buzzing, a consolidation of all the things that have been whirling around my head. The project I’ve found myself in, it’s not moving forward due to too many people asking what we need to do, why aren’t we progressing, maybe we need another project manager to manage the discussion around what needs to be project managed. I want to scream out…..the project manager doesn’t actually do the work you know. Dates, Dates, Dates….raggghhh. Deep down, I’m making a difference there is movement and we are starting to gain traction.
Welcome, lets do coffee! It’s Friday and Natalie does a fantastic job of hosting the weekend coffee share. I dropped off the rails for a while now. I’d made a good fist of it from the start of the year and then bam….return to office, the new project, the bathroom and the kids exams kind of hit us big time. The space in my head albeit filled to bursting. Then to escape, rather than write a dose of sunshine comes along, a change in the season so time to get out in the garden and out into the mountains.
Last Saturday I made a solo trip to Dalwhinnie and covered four Munro’s (roughly 18k) plus a 16km cycle in and a 16km back. There was an option of taking in two more which some people do. Some people walk the 16k, camp do the 4, sleep, do the 2 and then walk out. For me staring up at that 5th mountain with a cycle back still to do, and not to mention the 2 hour drive home….it was enough.
…..it’s Saturday afternoon now, and a feeling of calm starting to come over me for a couple of days. Rather than heading out into the hills, we are spending the time at home. A few jobs to catch up the house in restoring a state of calm about the place. The downstairs loo completed on Tuesday, a disruption of a good six-seven weeks. It’s nearly over (the radiator still to go in).
A cycle about town doing the messages, the butchers the farmers market and a coffee down by the beach.
Menu looking a little something like this:
Saturday: Sweet Potato Gratin, a little Salmon, and Samphire as a main for dinner
Sunday: A quiche of squash, and ham for lunch. Then Beetroot and mince patties for dinner.
Thanks for popping by and reading the rambles of a cook and a wannabe munroist, hoping to the tame the resistance of writing!
The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Natalie the Explorer that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.
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