Apr. 24th, 2017

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Apr. 24th, 2017 01:22 am
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Hello!

Well it feels like a while since I posted (has it been, or does it just feel like it?)

So what's been going on with me?

Not a lot, although my mental health seems to be continuing to improve, although I have had some hiccups with my anxiety in the past week or so.

It was my mum's birthday the other day and we went out for lunch at one of our favourite local places (Duck Bay - if you're ever at Loch Lomond it's not the cheapest but it's far from the dearest and has the best view). I had an amazing burger topped with stilton and bacon, and my mum had roast beef, and we skipped dessert for cocktails (French Martini - my favourite :D)

After that we took some pics from the beach adjacent to the restaurant and got chatting to a lovely woman from St. Kitts and Nevis, and then a few minutes later a Pakistani-Scot and her kids. It's one of the lovely things about living in a touristy place. I wouldn't say Scotland's a racism-free place because that would (sadly) be wishful thinking, but we're certainly not as racist as a number of other majority white countries...but because we're so small and rural we haven't had a lot of immigration so outside of the cities Scotland is pretty white...but in tourist places like where I stay you can meet people from all over the world, and I don't know why some people don't understand what a joy and a privilege that is. I LOVE meeting people from other countries. I have the best conversations with people from elsewhere, be that face to face or online.

So yeah you meet fantastic people from other countries, chat to them for ages...and you go home and you look at the news and...And I don't know whether I want to punch someone or just cry. Like seriously...England and France I like you both, so please get your shit together ASAP.

('specially you England, I'm visiting you in a couple of weeks and I'm stuck with who you vote for)

*sigh*

Anyhoo...I went into politics there, my bad.

Away from the mental health front I've not been so good healthwise. My PCOS appears to be acting up and all that weight I've lost? I've put it all back on again in less than two weeks despite having not altered my diet or exercise regime in any way. I've also got water retention meaning I can't wear my rings (I always wear the rings I got at my 16th and 21st birthdays), and I'm feeling pretty run down. So yeah that's good - brain's behaving but my body isn't :\

I'm hopefully off on holiday soon - a few days visiting friends in the south of England...I'm looking forward to it since I wasn't well enough to visit last year. We're hoping to visit Leeds Castle (which isn't in Leeds - it's just called Leeds Castle), and Canterbury. I won't get much of a chance to see London this time because our time is limited, which is a bit of a shame.

In other news, I'm hoping to be volunteering soon. I'm getting referred to a service that works with people with mental health issues to get us volunteering with a view to returning to employment, so that should be good. It'll give me something to do and give me some structure in my life.

In fandom news...I'm completely stuck on a fanfic I've been writing (ha! like that's news, I'm always stuck on a fic), and I'm actually now watching Boruto. Boruto the anime is actually quite interesting thus far, but Boruto is every bit the bratty jerk I thought he was going to be. He's like Naruto without the charm. The rest of the characters are good though...it's just a shame that the protagonist himself is the weak link.

And I'll leave you with a picture of Loch Lomond looking stunning in some April sunshine!



A fisherman and yours truly (it was windy!)

 


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