Friday, 26 July 2019

Friday Smiles

Hello Everyone,

Hope you have all had a great week, and for everyone in the UK I hope you are staying cool in the heat wave. Even up here in Scotland it's all a been a bit too much but happily it's a bit cooler -  a good reason to smile!

We've had a few good reasons to smile this week. Saturday was our wedding anniversary - the 23rd. To celebrate we took a trip down the coast and overland through Dumfries and Galloway. It was lovely. On the way down we popped in to see Alfie the Donkey and discovered he has some company - several very curious young rams.  We discovered sheep like carrots too.
We also stopped to look at the ruined Casluith Castle.
It's not very big as castles go. It must have been quite cosy back in the sixteenth century.
Those tiny windows wouldn't have been too draughty.

We stopped in a lay-by on the way home to admire the wildflowers - rosebay willow herb or, as we always knew them, fireweed.

All-in-all it was a lovely long drive. The views were lovely, some even stunning, and the weather was good, making it a memorable day.

If you've had good reason to smile this week I hope you will join me over at Annie's A Stitch in Time for her cheery meme.


Annie said...

A very Happy belated Wedding Anniversary to you both. I'm pleased to have it a bit cooler too but thankfully work has been quiet so I've enjoyed a chill out time in front of the various fans around the bungalow.
Annie x

Lisca said...

Well, happy belated anniversary! What a lovely trip that was. And made even more special by the gorgeous weather.
Have a lovely weekend and I hope it's not too hot for you.

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Elizabeth and looks like you celebrated in the most lovely way. Super photos too, Kate x

mamapez5 said...

What a lovely way to spend you anniversary. it all looks lovely. I know the pink flowers as Rose-bay-willow-herb, and they always look so pretty dancing in the wind, but when those cotton wool seeds explode, they can be a rel pain!
I hope you have many more happy years together. Kate x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy 23rd anniversary and counting. What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary. That WAS a small castle. Too bad it had gotten in such bad disrepair. Looks like you enjoyed yourselves, though.

I've never heard of rosebay willow herb or even fireweed before, and we probably don't have it here. It's very beautiful, though.

Have a super weekend, because I'm sure Friday is now in the history books in your part of the world.

Twiglet said...

Happy anniversary both! looks like a lovely trip. We stayed at the Cally Palace Hotel near Dumfries once - lovely part of the world. xx Jo