An Update (at last)



I'm still here and alive and kicking.
I've just had a reeeaaally long extended break from blogging.  I'm not sure why and I think I've used all the reasons in past posts to explain it but I'm back.  I perhaps won't post every day like I was doing but I'll do my best.  

 I spotted a rather beautiful sunset while I was driving into town the other evening and I only had my iphone on me (I've never taken a proper picture with my iphone before) so I just stopped the car - in a safe place of course! - and took the picture.  
And you know what my first thought was - I must do a blog post on this.  

So here we are :))

Isn't it a stunning sunset - it's amazing the beauty of the world sometimes!!

Anyway, my iphone.  Danny bought me my iphone a couple of months back - and I really, really love it. It does take wonderful pictures don't you think, very impressive for a phone. I opened an instagram account but don't totally understand it all yet.

We also got a new car (not a brand new car, its a 2004 model) a few weeks ago.  I don't know if you will remember but our old car failed it's yearly MOT test and after numerous attempts by Dan to get it through it still failed. 
So we had to bite the bullet and get a new one. 
And here it is!!!

I love it.  
It's a Saab 93 and a dream to drive. We used to have a Saab a few years ago but I managed to write it off in a crash in the snow (silly me!!!).  
We are very pleased so far with our purchase and I hope it gives a good few years of pleasant driving, fingers crossed. 

If you look really closely at the car pictures you will see our Emma photobombing my pictures. I wonder if you will see her. She is a bit of a silly girl that one but gives us all a good laugh :))

Danny and I will be heading off to the USA in a couple of weeks for our big holiday :))  
It will be our silver wedding anniversary while we are away.  I am so looking forward to our holiday.  A couple of days New York, then Boston and then driving around New England for a week before heading back to New York to catch a flight back to Glasgow. 
I will be sure to do a wee trip report when I come back and I hope to have lots of lovely pictures. 

Anyway, that's me up to date I think, and I apologise for not keeping up with your blogs. 

I hope you are all well and enjoying life.

Comments

TexWisGirl said…
congrats on the new car - and i know you're excited for your trip. :) how fun.

yes, cell phones take great photos - especially of landscapes and skies, but even close-up macros have turned out well for me.
Jeanne said…
Your new car looks awesome and that shot of the sunset is just beautiful! I also love my iphone, but the photos don't look nearly as good if you attempt to blow them up. lots of fun though. Excited for you on your upcoming trip!
Have a wonderful trip to the states, looking forward to seeing your snaps when you get back.
What a lovely sunset that is. I don't have an iphone but hubby has bought himself an ipad so we're having a play around with that at the moment.
It's good to have a catchup with you Ellie. See you next time.

blessings,
Diana
Sush said…
As my daughter likes to say, "hey girl hey"! I so missed you and am glad you are back to blogging! I'm like you in that I've returned but not posting quite as often. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN? I can't wait for you to catch us all up on your news! And a trip to the US! I wish I lived near where you are traveling, but I know you will have a blast even without us trying to meet up! Love your new car and I love my iphone as well! Handy for pics and videos of the grands...lol!
Welcome back and don't be a strangerQ xoxo
Giga said…
Witam :). Miło, że jesteś. Zachód słońca był cudowny. Nowy samochód niech się spisuje. Mam nadzieję, ze wakacje będziesz miała wspaniałe. Muszą takie być, bo są z takiej wielkiej okazji. Pozdrawiam.
Hi :). Glad you're here. The sunset was gorgeous. New car let it writes. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday. They must be so because they are in such a big way. Yours.
Sandra said…
Nice to see you back in a lovely sunset! I think that trying to blog every day must be totally exhausting anyway!
You'll have to tell me how to get photos from an iPhone onto the computer. I still haven't learnt how to do that!
Have a marvellous trip to the USA!
Buttons said…
Wow Ellie so worth sharing with us that sunset is gorgeous. Love the new car and I did see Emma:) Have fun on your trip I know you will. You are getting somewhat closer to me now:) well thousands of miles away but at least not an ocean:) Have fun see you when you get back. Hug B
Karen said…
Oh that sunset is wonderful!
Kerri Farley said…
LOVE your sunset!!
Congrats on the car and Congrats on your upcoming anniversary!! How exciting!!
Lovely sunset picture!! And a great car as well! Hope you have a wonderful 'silver Wedding Anniversary' holiday, and look forward to seeing more great pics of this! :) Have fun x
Eileen T said…
Lovely to see you blogging again. Hope you have a fantastic time in the USA.

You didn't mention Riley! How is he .. we need to know xx
Debbie said…
i adore "I" anything....they are so easy to use and take amazing pictures!!

beautiful car, wishing you safe travels!!
Deanna said…
Congrats on the new car...and on your trip to our good ole USA. I am not an I-phone photographer...still haven't crossed into that wide world yet.
Dawn Yucuis said…
Ellie, it is good to see you back. I love the photo of the sunset, your iphone does take wonderful photos. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday, it should be a lot of fun.
Glad to hear you are well. Love that sunset it is fabulous. Have a good weekend Diane
Jeanne said…
Thanks for stopping by Ellie! Am thinking that your trip must be coming up very soon. I think you will be right in time for some lovely trees if you hurry!
Pat MacKenzie said…
It's so nice to see you back here. I've taken a leave from blogging regularly too but am mending my ways now, ot trying to. It's remarkable how good phone pictures are becoming. I use my phone more than my camera now...it's just always with me. Gorgeous sunset, lovely car. Have a great 25th anniversary holiday.

Ps. My family is all addicted to Instagram. It's a great way to keep in touch and share our lives.
Pat MacKenzie said…
It's so nice to see you back here. I've taken a leave from blogging regularly too but am mending my ways now, ot trying to. It's remarkable how good phone pictures are becoming. I use my phone more than my camera now...it's just always with me. Gorgeous sunset, lovely car. Have a great 25th anniversary holiday.

Ps. My family is all addicted to Instagram. It's a great way to keep in touch and share our lives.
Rose said…
Great to see a post from you! I have been taking a lot of blogging breaks, too.

Your car looks well cared for...hope it lasts you a long time with no problems.

Have fun while you are over here...wish I was where we could meet!
Jeanne said…
are you home yet?? I am dying to hear how your trip went. Sorry if you missed the leaves , but hope everything was wonderful and just as you had hoped. Anxious to hear from you. Jeanne
Paul said…
Spotted Emma. Car looks nice. You will be in America now possibly. Hope you find the time to post when you get back as have enjoyed following your blog!

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