I live in a beautiful part of Scotland. Not being a local (coming originally from Kent), I've never taken my surroundings for granted, I know it's gorgeous, I get out to various pretty bits very often, and I'm always a better person for coming home from an encounter with Nature. Tis a great healer I believe.
But the weather! No wonder it's so green in this neck of the woods, it rains sooo much! If we sat about waiting for a dry day we'd never go anywhere. So yesterday Rob and I took a run to Troon for chips in the rain. Was fab.
The plan was chips... But how can you just get chips when faced with a menu like this? Hake it was!
Such an unassuming looking place, right on the Harbour, so the fish jumps out the sea straight into my polystyrene box...
Yum. My car still smells fishy today, makes me want to go back and get something else for tonights dinner.
These starlings sat on the bin the whole time we were there. They patiently waited for people to drop their boxes in then repeatedly divebombed until they broke in and got their treats! Was great to watch!
So while we were eating this was our wet and rainy view. Even in the rain it's gorgeous, I could have sat there all day. Plenty to see, hundreds of gulls, not one interested in my chips thankfully.
And then, just as I munched my last chip the rain stopped, marvellous. Time for a walk!
Giant Lego. I so clearly work with kids....
We walked for about an hour (suffering for it today...) and just as we got back to the car it started raining again. I love it when that happens, it feels like it's stopped just for you!
I have two teenagers that are of the selfie generation, their gorgeous big eyes stare out of every social media thingy. They weren't impressed by mine and Rob's attempts.... Can't take him anywhere...
Was a great day and cost less than a tenner. Who needs Spain!! (wouldn't mind actually!)
Be back soon!