Saturday, 30 June 2018

Friday Smiles on Saturday

Hello Everyone

I know I should have posted this round up of things that made me smile, for Annie's Friday Smile meme, yesterday but it's been a very busy week and I have to admit the heat is getting to me too. So much so, it's required a lot of lying down with my feet up - oh boy, are they killing me!!! Not that I propose to share photos of my feet with you ... suffice to say they are not a pretty sight!

A week ago my daughter and I, with our respective husbands, travelled north to see the Quilt Show organised by the ladies of Mary's Patch at Glencarse, near Perth. Needless to say I took an awful lot of photos but here's just a wee selection.

For such a small community - Glencarse is not much more than one street in size - the number of quilts was impressive and all very beautiful.

Most of the display was in the village hall but the overspill was displayed in this lovely church - a church with hens in the yard!

It's as quaint inside too.

Sunday was this little one's third birthday.
He's such a cutie and I can't believe how much he is growing.

Also on Sunday we took a trip to Culzean. It was hot and the sea and the sky were this deep azure blue ... as good as anything found  in the Mediterranean.

It's a fabulous time of the year to visit the country park. There's so many baby animals to see - cygnets (five), ducklings (sixteen) and young Highland Cows (three).

We were lucky enough to reach the deer park at feeding time so got to see the llamas up close - love them!
On Tuesday we visited the newly refurbished art gallery in Kirkcudbright where I was delighted to see Landseer's 'Monarch of the Glen' - it's massive and a marvellous work of art.
Here's a few of the other works of art that caught my eye.

Wednesday we had another birthday to celebrate.
My gorgeous granddaughter, Shari, turned fifteen and is now quite the young lady.

Callum, still celebrating his birthday ... it seems I'm not the only one who enjoys week long birthday celebrations ... loving having his great-gran read a Peppa Pig story to him.

And finally ...
... my wonderful great-grands all together at the Five Sisters Zoo - left to right, Brodie, Rhian, Callum and Lacie. There's nothing quite like a birthday celebration to get all the family together.

Goodness, if you've made it this far thank you, and apologies for the length of this post but it really has been a busy week and you should see the photos I've not included - there's a ton more!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Annie said...

Oh what a lot of wonderful photos Ellie. So much to smile about. How lovely to get all the little ones together for a photo call....they all grow up so quickly. Make the best of every minute.
Really hope things cool down a little so your feet are more comfortable very soon.
Big hugs,
Annie x

kt said...

Very cute grands! I love mine too. Only have one so far, 14 mos. old, a cutie!

Cath Wilson said...

What a lovely family you have, Elizabeth and FIVE Great Grandkids - wow! My Mum has two now and loves them to bits but she's in New Zealand... one of the GGC is here, so she'll get to see how much she's grown up since her last visit when she arrives later this month.

You are very blessed. Nothing nicer than reading a story to the Grandkids :-)

Cath x