My mom arrived from South Africa on Monday morning, so Brian took the day off in order to pick her up from the airport. We took her for a wee ramble down to St Brigid's Kirk, which she was utterly in love with. She's amazed by the peace of Scotland, by the lack of fear and noise and crime.
Having her here reminds me although I miss SA greatly, I had forgotten how bad it was, how hard it is to get to sleep because of fear of crime etc. It's an indicator that although this is hard, it was the right thing to do.
Because we didn't cycle to the kirk, we ended up going a different route to the one I'm used to and we spotted this AMAZING tree house in a back garden. I am legit lime jello.
Yesterday I took my mom on a bit of a walk down to Inverkeithing, and she was just gasping and oohing and ahhing at the buildings and the flowers. We had a little chat with an old guy volunteering at the Inverkeithing community garden, and I think i'm going to go speak to the Rosyth community hub about volunteering in their garden. That will be pretty cool, I think.
In skating news, I have memorised the prelim waltz pattern, now B and I just need to learn how to skate it together. This is a step forward, believe me :D We'll see Sheila this weekend and hopefully she won't look upon us and despair ;)
I also finally ran 5km again. first time in aaaaaages. Unfortunately, my Strava didn;t record it, but I know it was 5km because it's my 3 miler route. Hurrah for me! Becuase I ran it early, I feel pretty energised and wired, aso that's a cool bonus!.
And now, today, I should catch up on all the work i haven't done in the last week! Yikes!