Everyday Life: September 2014

Just to clarify, we haven’t moved again – the Brown House was our house in Dunfermline. We rented it out the past year then decided to sell. We’re still in Inverness in the same rental place, where the awesome Neighbour Cat still sneaks through the bathroom window and falls asleep in random places.

Marcel the Cat

Catching up on September… it was one of those months that make it look like I have an actual social life! It started with the annual Jocktoberfest at the brewery. The theme was Wild West and the place looked fab.

More Jocktoberfest

More Jocktoberfest

More Jocktoberfest

We had a weekend in London to see Rhiannon. I’m sure we didn’t just talk our heads off and eat cake but the photo library says otherwise.

London cakes

Spotted in Islington I think…

Joan Rivers

As well as saying goodbye to the old house we had to let the old car go, too. It had done nearly 220,000 miles (354,000 km), the gears were slipping and it couldn’t go over 45 mph which is no bloody use on the A9. We’d inherited it from Gareth’s dad – it was his old company car and they let him keep it when he retired. Since it was a FREE CAR! we kept it alive for as long as possible but when the repair estimate became way more than the car’s value we had to let go. Talk about emotions this month, jeezo!

Goodbye car

Speaking of emotions, that referendum happened!

The day before

The month ended with a bunch of beloved Up & Running friends coming to town to run the Loch Ness 10K. And to drink lots of wine. We had a merry weekend full of tears and laughter. I’d got myself a bit isolated these past few months, so Social September was the perfect (gin and) tonic.


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10 thoughts on “Everyday Life: September 2014

  1. So relieved you’ll still have the neighborly cat in your lives.

    Great Wild West decor at Jocktoberfest!

    Is that spray-painted Joan Rivers a Banksy?

    Did you feel disappointed or relieved by the independence-vote outcome?

    And finally, cakes are delicious!!

  2. sounds like you might have needed lots of cake and wine after the referendum if the photo is any indication – hope it wont just fade away like the Australian republican referendum. Love the Jocktober shed!

  3. Wow! I just found this blog and decided that I like it! You’re a girl after my own heart.

    Think I’ll be following now 🙂

  4. You look like you’re in my neck of the woods with all that Jocktoberfest stuff! Actually that is more like West Texas and I live in East Texas, but still. Good job, Scots!

    Glad you haven’t moved and still get to enjoy the ministrations of Neighbor Cat.

  5. Happy Birthday!

    I don’t think I ever realized how close Jennette and your birthdays are, close to the same age too?

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