…on his Highlands road trip – finally!
I helped him get packed up last night…only to find out that he had no mess tin – planning and organisation is not a strong point of his! – so he had to scoot over to Go Outdoors and get sorted this morning before heading on the train to Perth. From there he is planning on riding to Fort William and will then head around the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. This is the place we usually go a few times a year, so I know it well…but as Mr WLB doesn’t drive he tends to look at the scenery rather than focus on the directions!
It will be good for him. I am all for people going off and having adventures – it’s good for the soul. Fending for yourself and not becoming reliant or dependant on others can be good every now and again.
We had a chat about potential future adventures too. He is the gift that keeps on giving…material for me to use against him! He told me that his panniers would get used lots when he cycles across Europe, and Africa…and to Patchu Picchu! Patchu fucking Picchu – I kid you not! I wonder if he’ll be able to locate the elusive Patchu Picchu?! Karl Pilkington has nothing on Mr WLB – I think a TV company should seriously follow him on his Scotland trip – it would be brilliant viewing!
He wasn’t best impressed when we were discussing wild camping. I started to remind him of The Blair Witch Project…and asked what he’d do if he found a pile of sticks outside his tent one morning. I told him to kick like a fucking donkey if something grabbed his ankles in the night! In fact, I was half considering driving up there next week when I am off, tracking him down, and having a bit of fun! That would be too cruel though…but so funny.
I warned him about the ‘Strontian Stroker’ and the ‘Tiree Tickler’ and then told him to keep an eye out for the ‘Mull Masturbator’…it was at this point that he told me to fuck off!
It will be weird not having him around – apart from a few business trips to LA we haven’t really spent much time apart for the 14 years that we have been together. We are best mates and have a good giggle – but I do think the space will do us both good. I am ‘the boss’ and decide pretty much everything – I manage the money, and pretty much all ‘house’ stuff – like bills and who does repairs etc. So I get to boss myself around for a while…and he gets to be boss!
I have no idea how long he will be going for. He is meeting a mate of his for a week and then they are going their separate ways – Mr WLB then wants to try island hopping and his coastal tour…but I am expecting him home anywhere between the next 48 hours and the next 2 months!
He just called me to tell me that he has arrived safely in Perth and to ask me if I miss him. ‘Desperately’ was my response…I am not sure if he knew I was being sarcastic!
On that note, I am off to sort out my housewifely duties.
I guess this has got me thinking about dependancy – so I will have a think about that and write a ‘proper’ blog post soon.
Ooooh – before I go, I had a bit of a shitty week last week and by Friday I was feeling really sorry for myself. I moaned a bit. I got in my car and drove a bit – crying and listening to loud music and driving fast – and that seemed to do the trick. Sometimes this fucking life changing malarkey is very bloody hard. Your head desperately wants you to revert back to your old comfortable behaviour – and it comes up will all sorts of good reasons as to why that is the best course of action! So I figured that driving and keeping myself occupied was the best way forwards…and it worked.
It will be interesting to see how these next few weeks on my own pan out – or 48 hours!
On that note, I really am off – here’s the food I have eaten today:
Breakfast – Salt and pepper chicken with broccoli and cauliflower cheese.
Lunch – Smoked salmon with olives and green shit!
Dinner – More green shit – tenderstem broccoli, pepper, asparagus, spinach – with mushrooms, mozzarella, and eggs.
Goodnight – thank you for reading,