A Well Overdue Update

I've almost forgotten how to do this, it has been soooo long. Absolutely no excuses I'm afraid. Life has been quite busy over the last - on my I've just been to check the last time I blogged - May 2017. That's almost a year!!!  Where does time go? Last September Dan and myself headed over to California and had a fab time on holiday. It was a touring holiday and we had a fab time and saw so much. We started in San Francisco, on to Calistoga in Napa Valley, 2 days in Yosemite (one word WOW), Lone Pine, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grant Canyon, Bryce Canon,  Zion, Los Angeles, Cambria, and finally back to San Francisco to get a flight home. We experienced so much and made some beautiful memories, I may even do a blog or two on it. In fact we had such a great time we are going back this year!!!  Not going to so many places but spending more time in our favourite. Its all booked and I can't wait.                                                               Yo

Remember Me?

Ok it's been over a year since my last post. I know, shocking right?  Life sometimes is in the habit of getting in the way. It's not that I've totally ignored the blogging community 'cause I've dipped in every so often, read some blogs, thought about writing a blog lots of times but just not got round to it. So here I am trying my hand at it once again. What finally got me really interested again is the fact that my youngest daughter Emma has started up her own blog and she's enjoying it so much that she has me feeling enthusiastic about it again. Yay good for you Emma! If you fancy a having a peek at her fresh outlook on life please take a look at Emma's blog  merrymaid . She's is very proud of it, and rightly so. 😃. So what have I been up to for the last year? Well when I think about it not a huge amount. We have had a difficult year as my dad's not been too well and it's always very hard to see someone you love struggle. But we


Can you believe it's the 1st April already.   This year is going by sooo fast. It's also Friday and the start of the weekend. I love a Friday, with thoughts of what I may do at the weekend. However, it is absolutely pouring with rain today and I think there is more of the same for tomorrow. That really limits what we can do.  I'm sure I'll think of something though :) Well I started writing this blog on the 1st and it's now the 2nd, I really do need to get myself more organised! I got these lovely flowers from Karen and Emma on Mother's Day aren't they lovely.  I've also got right into making photobooks. So far I've made one of Laura and Kevin's wedding.  I though I'd put a couple of my favourite photographer shots up.                  Wedding photography by  James Solly   photographer.                  I quite often look through the album and it brings back lovely memories. I have also comple

Tangerines and a touch of Yoga.

I made some muffins the other day and was wondering what flavour to use.  Well, I found some tangerines that were needing to be used up. So using a basic muffin recipe I squeezed the juice and added peel into it and also used some of the juice in the icing.  Let me tell you they were very tasty, even if I do say so myself. Karen and I have been going to a yoga class once a week since the beginning of December. I think we are both starting to feel a wee bit more flexible. But let me tell you some of those exercises are just plain hard!!! Take Monday evening for instance, we were doing a couple of slightly more advanced exercises. Picture this - lying on your back with your legs at 45 degree angle, legs crossed then pull slightly on your  ankles to pull your legs closer to your body, putting  a good old stretch into your old gluteus maximus.   Ha, first of all I couldn't even cross my legs properly and as for grabbing my ankles - no chance!!  Some people could

First Day of Spring

Well, today was the first day of Spring, it's been a long time coming!! It didn't disappoint, we have had a lovely blue sky and warmer temps although there was a chilly wee wind blowing. I got to sit outside in the back garden and watch Dan doing some hard work.  We have got some gym equipment in the garage but it is so messy in there we can't get to it.  So, Dan's mission this weekend, whether he chose to accept it or not,  was to clear some space in the garage and clean the mats for the floor. Well the garage is now tidier and this is him cleaning the mats (I think he might have a sore back tomorrow). He was using the hose to rinse them off  and all was going well until he went to switch the water on.  The hose took on a life all of its own. It snaked around the garden soaking everything in sight.  I ran away from it and got my back soaked.  Dan being a heroic sort of bloke grabbed it and got a good soaking for this trouble.  It was q

The Wedding

Now I know I haven't posted for ages, I'm sorry I have no excuses!!  But I just had to post about our daughter Laura's wedding to Kevin last weekend. It was  long anticipated and last Saturday was the big day.  We drove through on the Friday afternoon and booked into our hotel.  Karen's boyfriend drove through as well and as it was his birthday we all went out for dinner on the friday night which was a lovely way to spend the night before.  The wedding was to be in a beautiful venue called 'The Vu' which is in Bathgate fairly near to Edinburgh.  Laura chose her venue very well as this was a spectacular place to get married.  The weather here has been pretty dismal with rain and strong winds and very grey sk y s so we didn't hold much hope for a bright day, but guess what, the rain dried up, wind stopped blowing and the sky was  clearer. True to most weddings, we did have a minor emergency, which didn't feel very mino

Melrose Abbey

 Ok so I  have been back to work for a couple of weeks after our summer holiday.  Not that we did that much.   We (well I mean Danny really) fixed a leak in the water tank, that took a full week as there were so many problems but it's fixed now so all is well :) My girls and me went to Glasgow so Laura could try on her wedding dress which had just come into the shop - and she did look stunning! Oh and I also bought my wedding outfit!!!   I know I can't believe it either.  I really had had no intention of buying so early but the girls wanted me to try on some things and before I knew it I found THE ONE. You know when you try something on and you just LOVE it, well that's what happened! I am not an  impulse buyer and I hate shopping for clothes but there you go.   I just have to really careful to not put on too much weight or lose to much either. Now I'm pretty sure I'll manage not to lose much but not putting it on might be more difficult lol.

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