Friday, 12 April 2019

Friday Smiles

Hello Everyone,

It's quite a while since I've been able to join in with Annie's Friday Smiles and I've missed it. But, in truth, some weeks there wasn't too much to smile about. Happily things have gotten better and we've been getting out and about a bit more which means I have some happy photos to share.

Last Friday we took a trip to our favourite market town, Castle Douglas, and discovered this coffee shop, In House Chocolates, that also sells handmade chocolates - my idea of heaven!
I forgot to take a photo of the chocolates - they are many and varied. I did get a shot of the coffee and ONE chocolate ... the EM couldn't wait to have his!!!
We were aware of the chocolates being made further back in the shop. It was a lovely experience.

Later we drove down to Threave Gardens. It's a National Trust property renowned for it's ospreys. Spotted this artwork which depicts the wildlife, etc., that might be spotted there.

Back at home we've been enjoying some beautiful weather - sunny but still cool - and it's brought out the blossoms.
This is the plum tree. Planted three years ago it produced a few blossoms last year but no fruit. We have high hopes that this year will be better.

And finally, just because it made me gasp, here's a photo of my son, and his car, taken just a week ago at Aviemore.

This, while we were basking in sunshine here in Ayrshire. What a difference a few miles north makes.

As you can see, we've had plenty to reasons to smile this week. I hope you've enjoyed them and for more smiley posts do pop over to A Stitch In Time.

Take care and have a great week.


crafty cat corner said...

Our Grandson got married in Ayr last weekend and luckily the weather held out for him. But us from sussex who travelled up still found it rather nippy, lol

Lynn Holland said...

Your can keep that white stuff up at Aviemore we don’t want it down here thank you very much haha
Have a good weekend
Lynn xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had intended to stop by sooner, but I've been taking care of my neighbor's cat and today the IV drip I have to give her four times a day took quite a bit longer than an hour every time I've been there today.

I want to see how they make chocolate. It sounds like a fascinating place. I would love to have a coffee there, too. It looks like a great place to stop and enjoy your time.

That wildlife art is unbelievable. I was really impressed.

You have some beautiful blooms, but it looks like your son is having weather like just missed me by a few miles last night.

Have a great rest of Friday and a wonderful weekend, dear Elizabeth.