We have the internet at last so I thought I’d put up some of my photos from today! Me and Fi have been up here for two days now, and this afternoon we went to Newcastle with our friend Jonathan. It was good, I’ve never been there before but I’m really tired from all the walking we did now. Yesterday we went to Darlington and brought our other friend Hannah back to stay over with us, and tomorrow we’re off to York to meet Antonia, who was an absolute angel when I was living there.
I’ve been doing really well with food so far. We’ve been having dinner a lot later than I would usually so I’ve been attempting to be flexible and do stuff like swapping the times of my dinner and my evening snack around. My body complains if I go too long without eating, I get all cold and clumsy and confused so I’m just trying to listen to it and eat when I start feeling a bit odd, whatever the time is. I’m not weighing or counting anything but I do know that I’m eating more than I would at home. I’m fine with this – my weight has plateaued a bit recently so if this week pushes me past that then more for the better 😉 and anyway, I’m on holiday! The only thing that’s getting to me a bit psychologically is my OCD around germs and things I’m allergic too, but I’ve been doing my best to ignore that and use all the cooking equipment and crockery in the house as normally as possible (it’s a student house that Fi will be moving into in October when she goes back to uni). I’m doing far better with the OCD than I did when I had to share a kitchen in York 🙂 although I may have used up half of Fi’s washing up liquid in three days…I’ll buy you some more, Fi 😛
Anyway, photos from Newcastle!
This is Fiona and her car in front of part of the city walls in Newcastle
The gate into Chinatown
The Millennium Bridge and what I thought were some really interesting clouds (because I’m cool like that :P)
The ‘sea slug’ – a recently built concert hall with an unfortunate nickname!
The bridge again – you can’t see how curvy it is until you get right on top of it
The view from the bridge
Um…not Newcastle 😛 these are the chips that Fi made earlier – we made some yesterday too, half sweet potatoes and half normal potatoes roasted in olive oil, chinese five spice, turmeric and paprika. They were really good!
I’ll probably be back tomorrow with photos from York 🙂 I hope everyone out there is having a nice week!