And a very happy, smiley Friday to you too.
I can't say that it has been a particularly good week for smiles. Yesterday brought some disturbing news concerning our young nephew who had to go through an emergency operation. We're told that he came through the surgery but he's still in intensive care so it's a case of wait and see with fingers crossed.
That was so not the way I thought I'd be starting my Friday Smile for Annie at A Stitch In Time but I do have something cheerier to share too.
On Sunday we went along to the annual Apple Day at Culzean Country Park. There are about 25 varieties of apple grown in the orchard and on this day every year the harvest is offered up for sale. We are invited to fill a large paper bag with as many apples as we can paying only £1 for the bag.
We were also invited, before we bought, to try out any apple we liked the looked off which I think is such a generous way of introducing people to unusual varieties - ones we will never see on sale at the local supermarket! I also tasted some pressed apple juice and it was delicious.
Also there were stalls selling local made produce. Not in the photo was a homemade soup stall - we had tomato and basil soup which was very tasty.
We've been enjoying lovely warm weather but spotting this tree in the car park reminded me that it's autumn, not summer!
And finally, I've been on the Blood Sugar Diet for a few weeks in an attempt to ensure that I don't develop Type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed with Impaired Glucose Tolerance some years ago and I did lose weight then which reversed the condition. Recently, though, I noticed weight has been creeping on again, hence the diet. I'm finding it an easy diet to stick to and so far I've lost 11lbs - yeah :) Of course, I've still a long way to go - whilst it's so easy to put on weight it's so much harder to take it off again which is why this made me chuckle.
Happily, my goal is much more realistic and reachable ... surely :)
Take care all and have a very happy weekend.