I have really not had much problem in terms of missing foods. No burning desire to eat shite at all. That's a nice feeling, most of my food addictions seem to have disappeared, not that I had many, my main down fall living in the sun is beer.
Beer because of the fizz and the sugar, not good for good gut health and stable blood sugar.
Even the coffee thing is a fleeting thought, like, I could have one if I really wanted to, but I am not going to.
Being back in Argyll is always interesting for me. It is no secret I don't like the dark, cold and rain and would not be here if it was not for my family and friends. But there is something super special about being brought up in small community and having such a large extended family.
When my dad crossed last january we were overwhelmed with the generousity of the community.
The cakes, chickens, soup, cards, letters, flowers, kind words and visit were priceless beyond measure.
There is also something nice about being with people your entire life. You know each other, inside out and back to front and inevitably, even if you have not been best buddies, in times of need we all pull together.
The Sinclairs and the MacVicars were both families of 6. We all went to school roughly together and have always been friends. Some kind of unspoken energy, or the fact that you have all been brought up in a madhouse.
Peggy MacVicar passed on last night, what a lady, heart as big as can be and a sense of humour and kindness to boot, so hard when these people have been such a big part of your life and you never really expect them to leave.
We were in the lucky to have our parents to this age, many do not have that luxury.
As my uncle has been in the local hospital I have been going up there and went to see all of our family friends who are also in there. Peggy was there for a bit and I called round each day to see how she was, I am so happy I got to see her.
It was really nice to be able to sit and catch up all under one roof, but it also makes you think about getting older and what it will bring.
With a health service already bursting at the seams and budgets getting tighter and tighter, the need for us to take more preventative measures to ensure we stay healthy for longer has never been more apparent.
Losing a parents tears you heart out your chest anaesthetic free.
My thoughts are with this wonderful family today, we have share many memories through the good and the bad times, we have done it all.
But I know the whole community will be there for them and this really helps make it more bearable.
What a woman, what a life
RIP Beautiful soul...