Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day Four

I have been learning about jet-lag. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep for a long while, then woke up at 11am after having a dream about spanking someone else's child who really needed it. I've been rather foggy all day.

I exchanged my American dollars for British pounds at the local bank this afternoon, and got a library card for the teeny tiny library. We all visited the local coffee shop for internet service and met the very accommodating owners. We don't have internet yet, though we hope to have it sometime next week. It's sadly crippling not to have internet.

We don't have a car yet either. It's in the shop due to the mandated annual inspection, and apparently needed some welding done. I was told that the salty sea air makes rust an issue here. Helmsdale's a very pleasant place, but there's not much in the way of grocery shopping, so our menu has been limited to the local corner shop and restaurants. I had a scone today at the coffee shop. Very tasty.


bgkerr said...

Emily... LOVE your posts, and look forward to hearing more of your experiences. You are having a great adventure . We love Scotland. Do you feel "at home" there, since it's the country of our heritage.!
Cousin Mariana Duff Kerr, Texas

One Salient Oversight said...

The best way to handle jet lag is by resetting your body clock.

Follow this simple advice:

1. Determine what time of the day you wish to wake up (eg 7am)

2. Ensure that you eat nothing 12 hours previous to that time (eg from 7pm onwards).

3. Go to bed normally (eg 11pm)

4. Make sure you eat breakfast soon after getting up (eg Porridge, Breakfast Haggis)

And then you should be right after that.