Thursday, 18 July 2013

Fun With Gran and Grandad

We had Laura and Riley staying for the week last week.   I know I do keep going on on how great wee Riley is (and he really is!!!, lol) but to have my big girl home for a while was really wonderful. And she is coming back this weekend too. She has a dental visit on monday, normally I wouldn't wish a dentist visit on anyone but I'm kind of happy she is going if it means she comes home for a wee while - oh that makes me sound like a really bad mum!!

Anyway Laura put a file of pictures on my computer and named it Laura's pics of Rileyboo :))  There are lots of cracking shots in there and I'm sure a few of them will make their way onto my blog! 
She has got a few of Danny, me and Riley that I just wanted to put up today.. 

He is such a happy wee lad  - I'm talking about Riley of course, but Danny looks quite happy too despite getting a left hook to the jaw :))

 Riley is looking quite pleased with himself!

Gran having a long discussion with the wee one!

I do wonder what he is thinking about with that look on his face.

 Me and my favourite boy

We are having a heatwave here just now and I think it is to continue for a few days yet,  it is such an unusual occurance here in wet Scotland so I am going to continue to enjoy it!! 

Since it is the height of the summer holiday season I have been doing quite a few extra hours at work. I'm doing my normal hours today so I thought I'd get a post up while I have the time (another reason I'm doing it today is that Danny is constantly saying "No post yet tutt, tutt."  So this should keep him happy - for a short time anyway :)

I hope you are all fine and healthy and having a good day :)) 

I'll be back!!!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Now You See It, Now You Don't!!!

 Ok I'm here with another post - phew I bet you're impressed, lol.

While we were driving through to Dundee the other weekend Laura had text us to say they were going to be demolishing a block of flats in the town and that she had the perfect view of it from her balcony.

I've never seen a building being demolished before - I have seen it on the telly but never in real life. 

When we got to Laura's flat I was surprised to see just how many people were standing with their cameras out ready to catch the moment.  The trouble was that they had said it was originally to be done at 12 noon but come 12.30 nothing had happened.  The problem was it was very windy and they were worried about the consequences of that.
We were standing on her balcony waiting when we heard the siren going off at around 1pm.  It sounds five minutes before the building actually comes down.  The next thing we know there is a big bang and the building was gone.  It was so fast - in fact if you blinked you would have missed it. 

I did manage to get a couple of shots though.

The building to come down is the one with the red line down the middle.  It used to be a block of flats.

 Now you see it!!!

And now you don't!!!

All that was left was a cloud of dust and smoke.

 It was as if it was never there. 

It was even one of the headline stories on the Scottish news on the telly that evening. 

Laura had captured it all on her Ipad (I would really like to have an ipad, just saying!!), and all you can hear is my dulcet tones saying "Oh Wow, look at that" and words to that effect.  As a side note does anybody else hate hearing their voice on a recording of something.  I'm sure my speaking voice sounds better than that - oh well, maybe not, lol.

We are having such a lovely spell of weather at the moment.  It is so nice to see the sun and blue sky and it is supposed to be nice right through the weekend too - yay!!!

Oh I also wanted to say - did anybody see Wimbledon on Sunday.  Wow that was some game, even Danny was getting right into it :)) And a Scottish lad won it too. Well done Andy Murray!!!

Oh well that's me for tonight - hopefully I'll be back in a couple of days with another post. Laura and Kevin are coming through with Riley tomorrow - they are going to a wedding and we are looking after the wee one!  I'm really looking forward to that :))

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Rocking Chair

Oh my!!  
That's over a fortnight since my last post.
 Take 100 lines Ellie - I must post more often.
Not only have I not been posting but I haven't been visiting or commenting either. 
It's not good is it?
I am sorry!!!
But here I am better late than never, I think that's what they say anyway.

We had quite a busy weekend.  On Saturday I wanted to get my housework out of the way as we were going to visit our Laura on Sunday and it was also Karen's birthday and we wanted to go out for dinner to celebrate with her.
The reason for the visit to Laura - not that we needed a visit, lol - was that Danny had built her a rocking chair. 
Now he hasn't done anything as grand as this before, he has made the odd bowl as you know and he has build a wooden coffee table which sits in out living room.

He made the rocking chair out of a bunk bed - yup you read right a bunk bed.  Two of our girls used to share a room and they had bunk beds - originally it was Laura's bed.

This is the bed broken down into parts.

Making progress.
 He even carved a ladybird and a mouse onto each rocker.

We are going to be making cushions to go on the chair - they still have to be completed. 

Laura sitting on her chair in her balcony.  And Laura and Riley relaxing.

 In it's place in Riley's room. 

It is so impressive - I think you might agree!!! 
He is a clever lad my Danny :)) 

Well done Dan - a job very well done!!

Now I'm off to visit your blogs. I'll be back tomorrow, hopefully with another post!