Aye, Supertramp weren’t kidding when they sang that. Must have been about Glasgow. Having spent the rest of the weekend concentrating on #wilmastraining, I decided today I really had to start my Kiltwalk training. I know which was the easiest ! Friday was a big day – top notch lunch at Red Onion (and I didn’t have a prosecco Chef Q!) then a night in Shanghai Shuffle courtesy of our chums at Scullion Law. Safe to say there were many drinks taken and much dancing done – I blame Kathleen McDermott Carberry for the superb song choices – I mean, who can sit down when ‘Proud Mary’ is on? Must count as exercise 🙂
But back to today. It wasn’t raining when I got up, but that didn’t last long. After some domestic chores and a visit to the Grandparents it wasn’t too wet, so I thought I’d set off, trainers and Bonny Bling bunnet on for the first time since last April. As I don’t do hills – in fact the only walking I’ve done in the last 10 months has been from the house to the car – I decided to leave the car at the start of the Dams to Darnley walk and trot round the dam. Off I popped, singing along to some classic 80’s tunes. All good. Until 15 minutes later when the heavens opened and the rain started pissing down. Not good. But then the hail stones started. Along with the bad language. Not a happy Duff. But – I carried on, 3km in all, although I really had no choice if I wanted to get back to the car. So, soaked and grumpy I headed home thinking of the lovely warm shower I could have… only to arrive back and be told the shower was out of bounds as my Dad had re- sealed it !! Is it any wonder I take a drink ??
However, a big coffee, couple of hours in the office and Sunday roast at McPhabbs with Geraldine have sorted me out. Now I just need you lovely people to make a wee donation to our Kiltwalk fundraising page – that would make my day !