Sunday, 8 January 2012

My Weekend

I had a really good Saturday. Karen wanted to buy some fabric and materials to make some more soft toys. Since there are no fabric shops around where we live we had to get the train to Glasgow. Emma decided she wanted to come too. Laura is home just now and her boyfriend is here for the weekend - so she was happy to spend the day at home with him.
 We didn't get into Glasgow until about noon and it was BUSY, I  hate shopping when it is crowded but hey ho. We went to a shop called Mandor's who do great fabric - I love going there I could spend hours wandering about, and we probably did :)  Karen gots lots of furry material and the like and was well pleased with what she got.  I bought some white cotton and a couple of quilting books - I do plan on trying to make one soon (hopefully).

We left there and wandered to the Buchanan shopping centre so Emma could buy herself some new clothes. We all came home with exactly what we wanted - most unusual!! The train journey home was a laugh -I think my girls bring out the youthful side of me lol. 

 After dinner Dan put on The Eagles dvd.   It was their Farewell Tour of Australia from 2004 - I LOVE  the Eagles I think they must be one of the best bands of all time.  So we spent a very pleasant couple of hours listening and watching the DVD.  

Today, was quite a grey day, although it was dry. Karen and I decided to go for a walk on the beach. You can't beat a bit of fresh air on a Sunday!!! 



 I decided to get onto ground level to take some pictures. The one shot I didn't get that I wanted was to try and get the waves coming in. 

There I was kneeling in the wet sand with my camera at the ready when I heard thundering steps coming from behind.  A black lab was coming running full speed towards my back. I caught sight of him out of the corner of my eye and decided to get up and get that shot another day. If  he had run into me I may have ended up in the sea and it was way too cold for that lol.


 I'll just have to try that shot another day. :))

13 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Ellie! sounds like you had a fun weekend! A good job you saw that lab!!
~Anne

Sush said...

What a lovely day you had with your girls! I'd love to see all the purchases! I'm so glad you saw and heard the lab cause I know mine can be as strong as an ox when on the move! Good catch!
Hugs~

TexWisGirl said...

silly labs! we're fair game if we're down on their level!

Rose said...

Oh, I love the Eagles...have most of their albums. My favorite album is probably the Desparado album...but I have sure worn out my albums...need to get them all in CD.

orchid said...

Dearest Ellie,
Lovely to go for shopping with daughters♡♡♡
Great pictures as usual♬♬♬
Wow, silly lab and good to hear you are OK!!! Take Care of yourself under the cold weather.
I am having a slight sunny warmer Monday,
Blessing to you, xoxo Miyako*

Kala said...

Wonderful perspective in this photos. They should be viewed large as they are gorgeous. (Also, glad you didn't get overcome by the black lab!)

Wishing you much happiness in the new year.

Jill said...

I really do adore these pictures...I find them to be just gorgeous. I love this perspective. Glad you avoided the attack of the lab!

Debbie said...

pretty pictures ellie, did you ever get some shells??

Paul said...

It's good that you got everything you wanted shopping. Must try that viewpoint from ground level but I'll be sure to look out for stray animals.

Dianna said...

Ooh - I don't blame you for not wanting to go for a swim! I just love reading about you going to Glasgow to go shopping. (My dad's ancestors came to America from Glasgow.) Maybe one day, I'll get to visit!

Kayla said...

I look forward to those kinds of shopping days with my girls when they are older! Oh, and I love the water shot from that angle!!!

Mira said...

Ellie, that shounds like an awesome time. I have only a small fabric store here in my town but it is super lovely and I like spending time there. You reminded me I need to make another trip soon.

geetlee said...

the first shot is absolutely brilliant!
i'm so glad you had a nice day with your girls :)