Friday, 1 March 2019

Friday Smiles

Hello Everyone

Friday again! My how the week flies. It's time to join in with Annie's Friday Smiles over on A Stitch In Time.

We took a trip to the EM's favourite fishing village, Portpatrick, on Sunday. It was a cloudy but dry day so the photos aren't the brightest but here's a few taken there and on the drive down the coast.
On a summer's day this view of from the coastal road, just south of Girvan, looking down on a beautiful bay which is popular with walkers, is simply stunning. 

The following shots are of Portpatrick.

Of course, after such a long drive we found somewhere for a cuppa and bite to eat. We chose the 'Port Pantry' and we had a table in a very cosy wee corner. We had a warming bowl of potato soup with coffee and cake to follow - delicious.
On the wall next to our table I discovered this article written by the Sunday Post's Scone Spy.  Unfortunately my photo is not at all legible so here's a link to the full article.
I borrowed the photo - taken by Jamie Williams, Sunday Post - showing how very welcoming our table was.

The weather has been unseasonably warm this week and we continue to spot unmistakable signs of Spring in our garden.

And finally, unbelievably, we've been spotting bees buzzing about the place.
Here's one I caught on the Skimmia. This one was clearly just basking in the warmth of the sun.

So there you are - I've had a lot to smile about this week and I hope you have had an equally good week too.

Take care and have a lovely week ahead.


Annie said...

What a lovely place for a trip out...I can see why you love it.
The flowers and signs of Spring everywhere is really making me smile even though it's a little colder here today.
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x

crafty cat corner said...

Probably mentioned that my son lives in Ayr. He's chuffed this year with the weather,usually he rings and has about 4 or 5 layers on its so cold. lol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gosh, Elizabeth, I'm really late visiting. I got caught up in the last day before a big storm is to hit. Had to stock up on food and other supplies in case I lose power in the next three days. Snow and ice up to 5 inches tonight and more to come after that. I can tell you can't relate, since it's so lovely there.

Your trip looks lovely, but cold, and your stop at the restaurant is lovely.

Of course, the flowers are the best, as are the BEES. So glad to read you have bees. Hope your Friday was great and you have a lovely rest of the weekend.

mamapez5 said...

Portpatrick looks quite chilly but that doesn't stop us from enjoying a day out. I am sure the soup and tea soon warmed you up.
Isn't it lovely to see the spring flowers coming out so early this year.
Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Kate x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, where as the time gone! Friday disappeared before I had chance to get round everyone. Great photos. I especially like the one of the cafe, so sweet. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

Christine Harrop said...

We had a holiday in the area three years ago and we loved Portpatrick. And of course we also had to visit our friends who live near Maybole. Ayreshire is certainly beautiful. Christine