It's been a good week for smiles for me ... hope yours has been as good. Warning, I have rather a lot of photos to show so without further ado ...
Gerry Hughes (to left of Juli). Gerry is a remarkable man, the first profoundly deaf man to become a teacher and the first to sail single-handed across the Atlantic Ocean!The wall hanging depicting Gerry's yacht, Quest lll, sailing on a choppy looking Atlantic Ocean, was all hand-stitched. Juli actually made two, one for Gerry and his wife (to right of Juli) as a memento, and the other was auctioned to help raise the funds he needs for his next trip - that is to sail round the world solo, via the five great capes on his yacht, and so become the world's first deaf yachtsman. Juli's hubby, Graeme, is left of Gerry and the others in the photo are friends of both couples. The wall-hanging was sold for £100.
Next up is a bunch of photos taken of my granddaughter, Jolene, having fun with her dad, my son Alun, and her mum, Elaine, on her 14th birthday treat to Aviemore, Scotland.
Apologies for going on a bit, but there has just been so much smile-making stuff to share with you I had trouble deciding where to stop :)
If you managed to get this far, thanks and I hope you enjoyed my photos too. To check out or share a few more reasons to smile do pop over to Annie at A Stitch In Time - you'll find plenty to smile about.
Hope you have had as good a week as I have.