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This week I feel I have got back on track in more ways than one. I used to go for day out drives in the car with my parents-visiting new places, pigging out on junk food and having a great time. Since my mum's death last June I have just wanted to sit inside and blog or read as I felt guilty about the thought of going out without her and having fun. It has taken me until these last two weeks to realise that I should not feel guilty and that I can go out and have fun for the day with my dad. So we went on two trips last week, and visited a new place yesterday. It was a beautiful day and the scenery around Loch Long was gorgeous. We also saw a submarine, a few HUGE oil tankers, a couple of naval bases and soldiers out running down the road on a march! I love all things military so it was great getting to chance to see all this and get waves from the soldiers! That and cheese toasties by the lochside made for a good day and lots of great photos!
This first photo shows the submarine being repaired at the naval base. I love military ships, planes and submarines so this was pretty cool.
This next photo is taken from the east shore of Loch Long about an hour from where I live. The scenery is stunning with the loch and the mountains.
This is a view down the loch from Arrochar, at the far end of the loch where we stopped for lunch.
And these are the mountains around Arrochar which are gorgeous!
And this is one of my beloved toy monkeys-Pedro, enjoying a chat with the carved 'Bodach' (a Scottish mythology bogeyman) on the loch side of Arrochar! I take one of my monkeys on every trip!
This week I also started getting back to enjoying my reading so I feel as if things are settling down after the stress and insomnia period. When reading stops feeling fun it is horrible! I've been concentrating on reading the last of my Tudor books on the tbr as they have been sitting there the longest. I got a couple of Kelly Armstrong hardcover novellas complete with gorgeous artwork inside! These books are a must for fans of the Otherworld series Pack. I haven't read Forbidden yet so I'm excited to get to it. I also picked up an interesting sounding series for download which I hope to get to after the Tudor stuff.