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Day 293
Settings – ISO 400, 63mm, f2.8, 1/200sec

I had a slight hormonal meltdown this morning, resulting in lots of tears…I felt incredibly silly at the time, but afterwards I felt wonderful!

It’s okay to cry, because sometimes you bottle things up for too long and you just need to let it out, and the weight off your mind afterwards is great. It’s been quite a crazy few months for us, moving cities very quickly, Matthew starting a new job, trying to sell our flat, moving in with Matthew’s parents, coming to the end of my pregnancy and being so sure Baby Mac was coming early but now being very overdue! There is a lot going on in my mind, but at the same time, I’m just sitting, waiting for Baby Mac to arrive and turn our world upside down even more. Haha.

However, these are all wonderful things to experience! There have been times I’ve felt like crying over the weeks, but I really didn’t want to come across as ungrateful, as we are incredibly fortunate to be living the life we are living. We are surrounded by great support, and God willing we will be snuggling our first baby by the end of the week. But, again, it’s okay to cry! Because hormones, and emotions, can’t always be controlled, and sometimes you just need to let it out! Just try to rationalise those emotions, because a lot of the time things really aren’t as bad as you think they are, it’s all just piled up and overwhelming your mind. Does that make sense?

Post meltdown Matthew and I headed out for a beautiful Autumnal drive to Cromarty, took a stroll around the adorable village that we fall in love with every time we visit, enjoyed coffee and tasty treats in Coupers Creek, and breathed in the delicious sea air. I put a phone snap almost identical to this on Instagram last year, but I just love this view, and it’s different every season, so I couldn’t resist taking a photo for the blog. We’ll need to go back with Baby Mac when the snow comes…that’ll be a fun drive!

Day 281|365

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Settings – ISO 400, 55mm, f4.5, 1/125sec

I had typed out a wee post about how I am currently too large and hot for any of my Autumn boots, coats, etc. but it sounded like I was complaining! The transition from Summer to Autumn is a favourite of mine, but this season that Matthew and I are coming in to is my favourite one yet. I cannot believe we’ll be welcoming our little squisher in to our lives in a matter of days/weeks, and if I have to waddle quickly from the car to the door with no protective clothing from the rain it’s really not a big deal!

Soon I’ll fit in to my waterproof jacket again, and Baby Mac and I can go on lots of walks wrapped up in our Autumn/Winter woolies!

Day 280|365

Day 280
Settings – ISO 400, 53mm, f2.8, 1/250sec

Matthew’s folks have been out at their caravan in Nairn this week and they invited us out for Sunday lunch. Here’s Matthew having the time of his life. Heh heh heh. He was actually very relaxed, and stuffed from lunch, and aware I was taking a photo so trying to act natural. He’s not as bored as he looks.

As you can tell the decor of the caravan is right up my street! You’d think you’d walked in to our living room in Aberdeen (Sob. Still haven’t sold the flat), it was so bright, cosy and teal! Haha. It was really lovely to spend the afternoon by the sea, watching people pass by with their dogs (oh so many doggos!), and the boats in the harbour swaying in the wind.

Day 279|365

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Settings – ISO 100, 70mm, f4.5, 1/800sec

Another sunny day, another lovely dog walk! We met friends for coffee and cake up at Culloden Battlefield, as I recently discovered that Bad Girl Bakery supplies their cakes! This was actually my second time there this week! The first visit certainly wasn’t dog walking weather though, unless you were wearing a fully waterproof hooded onesie and wellies, which I was not.

Matthew and I have been watching Outlander on Amazon Prime since we moved up. I’m quite ashamed to say I had no idea how significant the Battle of Culloden was…Matthew has told me facts about it throughout our time together, but it wasn’t until we started watching Outlander that I realised how big a deal it was…Oops. I really need to get the history books out!

Day 278|365

Day 278
Settings – ISO 100, 35mm, f2.8, 1/800sec

Yay for sunny Autumn walks! I’ve been feeling quite energetic the past couple days so I decided to take Jasper for a lovely stroll along the Caledonian Canal today. Partially in the hopes that it would bring on labour, but also because I’ve missed our walks and I’ve wanted to walk along the canal for a long time now. Sadly baby did not decide to come out, but we had a thoroughly enjoyable walk past lots of beautiful trees with their colourful Autumnal leaves.

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Day 275
Settings – ISO 200, 50mm, f2.0, 1/400sec

I cut Jasper’s hair again! It’s definitely not the adorable teddy cut the professionals do, but it was definitely more successful this time than last time. Less bald spots. Not zero bald spots, but less bald spots. You can clearly see he loves it!