I think we can say summer is well and truly over now! I was giving my Super Summer list until the end of September since I knew there was a few I would do towards the end, and I'm pleased to say most activities were ticked off. Let's start with the good ones...
A Definite Yes
I went camping (twice!) - once in Ardnamurchan and once in Moffat.
I drank cocktails that Tam's mum and I made - we mixed wine, lemonade and a bunch of fruit and called it Sangria.
I watched the sunset with Tam at Ardnamurchan. It was beautiful. We did this a few times in the summer, most recently in Blackpool.
I went to a water park. It was satisfactory. And pricey.
I sat on a deck chair on North Pier. It was just hanging out waiting for me to come along and tick off my list. It was less comfortable than I expected.
I visited many Scottish islands! Rum and Eigg and Arran and Inchcolm. I can't choose a favourite. But I did come this close to applying for a job on Canna last week so that little cluster was among the top of my list.
I went to Blackpool. And we won a minion there. And another one up here, taking our total to five. We have a problem.
I made more videos - we captured the local fair day and a trip to Burntisland on what may have been the windiest day of the year. Parsnip and I nearly went over a cliff! (Dramatic? Me?) My boss is going to teach me to edit them so no-one has to hear me telling Tam to wave.
I visited Yorkshire before my friend moved to Ireland, via Scotland to get married.
I visited two lighthouses - one at the most westerly point on the Scottish mainland, and another at North Queensferry. It was so tiny I have no idea how Tam and I both got in there.
Kind Of Achieved
I was in the sea multiple times...whether I actually swam could be debated...I'd say probably not, although I did get waist high in Rum. It's just too cold up here, even in June!
My friend had a ceilidh band at her wedding and we danced every single dance...so I reckon this counts as going to a ceilidh.
Tam claims that our current holiday (the one we're on right now that this post has been scheduled not to interrupt) could count as a group holiday but I'd say it's more of a family one... And it's definitely outside the time limit.
I have knitted a few wee hats for the Big Knit, but the deadline is later this year so I haven't given it a great push yet. Soon!
We didn't have a beach BBQ, mostly because I forgot about this one - we cooked dinner on a camp fire and had an actual BBQ in the garden though.
Definitely Did Not Do This
I didn't get to sleep in a camper van (they cost a LOT to hire, you guys), nor a hammock. No idea where I'd find one of them lying about to be honest. Trying surfing failed for the same reason.
Much to my disappointment, a distillery was not visited. Yet.
I didn't walk across the Forth Road Bridge. Still really want to do this but I have a raging hatred for windy weather, so maybe winter won't be the best time to fulfill the dream...
I also didn't do the Great Scottish Run. My uncle did though and he only started running a few months ago. Folk like that make my injury plagued body crazy jealous.
I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I achieved from the list! Tam was good at reminding me of various points on it, but I think we both forgot a few that needed more effort to complete. There's always next summer...