Coasting along


As someone who sailed lots growing up, I sometimes find London a wee bit landlocked and stifling. I live right by the river – which is not the same! – and even then, never get to spend any time near/on water nowadays. I could spend ages griping about how extra-curricular activities are so hard for us grown ups to get involved in but I will save that for next time (lucky you!)… it’s far too early in the year to be moaning already!!

Tayvallich is a sweet little coastal town with a couple of piers and a lot of open sky and inviting views. We stopped by Tayvallich Inn for very tasty lunch (beer battered haddock with ciabatta and melted cheddar AND skin on hand cut chips?? Yes please!!) and wandered around peering at boats and looking into the horizon (not easy in London). Not much else to do apart from just be. So perfect. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area…

This year, instead of not making resolutions (I’m one of those anti-resolution cynics), the husband and I decided to set ourselves a bunch of S.M.A.R.T. goals (S – specific, significant, stretching; M – measurable, meaningful, motivational; A – attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented; R – realistic, relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results-oriented; T – time-based, time-bound, timely, tangible, trackable). One of mine is to do more visiting/travelling/exploring/wandering on the weekends, both in this fine country and on the continent (and beyond).

How’s your new year going? Have you set any objectives for the year? Resolutions yay or nay?


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