I know, Scotland again?!
This week has been hectic but thank goodness it's only a 3 day week. That said, by the time it was Wednesday, I just had it with the work week. On Monday, I was busy getting a coordinated drawing out - it still isn't solved. On Tuesday, I was sitting in for a meeting on a project that I hardly touched, I was mentally tired following it. On Wednesday, I was on site to see another consultants' design. By the end of it, I was rushing to see Munirah because I made her wait that long! The 1 hour site meeting turned out to be 2.5 hours (although very useful).
Munirah and I decided to meet up because we wanted to plan our Disneyland trip. We walked through Hyde Park from the science museum, it started drizzling but we were all fine because we're used to it. Her husband then left for Malaysian Hall whilst we headed to Bonda's kitchen for some dimsum and to continue the discussion.
We ended up talking about finding partners and having relationships. Mainly because I've started to think about it a bit more seriously and had recently tried to make things work with someone but that didn't go anywhere. I was starting to think that I'm the problem, and to a certain extent... I am. But she assured me that if it's the right person and at the right time, then I would just know because it'll feel right. So, she told me to not worry and to continue living my life and doing what I want to do. While talking about all that, she also told me she was thinking of her friends that she could potentially set me up with. LOL.
After dinner, we headed to Starbucks because we wanted to be somewhere more comfortable that didn't smell like food. That was where we had got some proper planning done. We booked our transport and the hotel which makes the bulk of the planning. We then headed to Malaysian Hall to meet up with everyone who went to pray and I was taken aback a bit by the number of Malaysians there were. It's been awhile since I've seen so many Malaysians in London!
Easter Road Trip
I got home from London that night at 11PM, and in usual Asma style, I only slept for one hour because I didn't want to pack and therefore, was procrastinating. By 6.30AM, I was ready and waiting because excitement gets to the better of me. Then we were off to our first stop - Lake Windermere. It looked the same as it did 4 years ago when my family and I went for my graduation. But this time around, we had time to go to a random cave I found on google maps when looking around the area.
We stayed in Kendal. Not being able to stay in and waste some sunny hours, I went out for a wander around town and loved how everyone was so friendly. Nearing midday, we headed up to Falkirk. We went to see the Falkirk Wheel and went on a boat to try it out. I'd say it's only worth it if you get the front seat but if not... I don't think you'd get to see much. That evening, we went to see the Kelpies. I've only seen them from the motorway the last time we drove down so it was nice to see it up close.
We crossed the bridge in Queensferry where it reminded me of that time when B and I had the picnic mat laid out next to the bridge to watch the last few laps of an F1 race where Max won while the sun was setting. We did a stop in Perth but only for food before starting the drive to Inverness. Obviously, we had to stop at the House of Bruar... to see the falls of Bruar. I tried to figure out a way to get down like what we did last time but I got a "Be careful, Asma... don't do that." HAHAHA. We then continued the drive to Inverness and drove through the Cairngorm Mountains although we didn't make a stop which was a bit of shame. And now we're in Inverness with an Asma who feels unwell.
(I am continuing this now that I'm back in Maidenhead.)
The day after, we went on a Loch Ness cruise, (no, we did not see the Loch Ness monster), and wandered around Urquhart Castle. That drained us for the rest of the day. The next day, we headed to Glenfinnan Viaduct. The last time B and I went, we were dead from our other hike so we decided to see this one from afar. This time around, I had a lot of energy so we hiked up to get a better view of the viaduct and waited for the train. I'm extremely glad we waited for it, it really added onto the experience. Also, we saw so many rainbows that day. I felt like it was magical.
We then drove through Glencoe (which I'll forever be amazed by) and it feels like it doesn't matter how many times I've been on that route, it'll never be enough. Glasgow was Glasgow and next was Liverpool. We stayed right near the dock which was so convenient because I got to have a quick wander that morning to get myself a Cinnabon. We had lunch, did a quick stop at the red stadium and we headed back to Maidenhead.
I've got to say, this trip got me so drained and I'm honestly still recovering from it. I'd like to think that I'm ill (which I actually am) but I also think it's mixed with some holiday blues. I'm going to make some tauhu bergedil later today (if I feel like it) in preparation for next week's open house.