Grow Your Blog 2014

Hi everyone.  
I'm adding my post a wee bitty late, but don't they say better late than never, I certainly hope that is what they say :))

I had found out about this great link up a while back and decided to put my name down.  
What a great idea for a link up by the way!!!   It is run by Vicki at  2 bags full - you should go and have a look at her blog!

Anyway a little bit about myself.  

I'm Ellie, pleased to meet you!
I live on the west coast of Scotland and I'm a wife, mum to 3 lovely girls and gran to my very first grandchild, a lovely wee lad called Riley who is 10 months old now :))  Let me tell you it is great to be a gran and I love it! 

My three daughters are 24, 22 and my youngest just turned 19.  Phew when did they get so grown up.  That's the trouble with life - it just rushes by when you least expect it !!!

My interests - I love to take pictures even though I've slipped a wee bit at that, however I got a new camera for my Christmas and once this awful weather we are having gets better I'm getting back out there  to take some piccies. The rain and wind are certainly non conducive to good picture taking.

My new camera is a Canon SX500 - a bit bigger and better than my last point and shoot.  I love a point and shoot camera for ease of carrying I can just slip it into my bag.  You just never know when that special shot will appear. 

I also love to read be it a blog, book or magazine.  Blogging is such a great way to 'meet' people from all around the world. 

I have lots of things I'd love to have a go at!  Sewing, knitting, baking.  I've done a little of all of them but not got into them in a big way. I have an awful habbit of starting something and not finishing it for some reason or other.

My husband (Danny) and myself had a fab holiday in the States late last year to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary and now I just want to explore the world, lol.  I think I may just have to win that elusive lottery!  

Wish me luck :))

It will be nice to meet some new bloggers. 

Have fun reading some of the lovely blogs on this wonderful link up.


Hi There from Saskatchewan, Canada!!! I'm volunteering to help Vicki out for this event. My top dream destination is Scotland, and since a lot of travel isn't practical for me at this stage, I'm so glad I found you! I can't wait to come back, and look at all your photos.
Welcome to the party, and have a great time!
Sheila said…
Your blog is always filled with beautiful photography and an interesting read , keep up the great work!
Mary Callan said…
even though I've been following you for a while it's nice to get to know you better!!
Mary x
Eileen T said…
Hi Ellie, I saw this but unfortunately, too late to join in. Your blog is lovely and I always enjoy reding it. Good luck with the blog party.
Debbie said…
fun for you ellie...i hope you meet some new peeps!!
Anonymous said…
Hi Ellie,

It's good to get back in touch with you again. I've lost touch with my blogging friends after my blog change.

Hope all is well and Happy Belated Anniversary!
Buttons said…
Oh Ellie I am certainly happy I met you so long ago. Hope your day is filled with many new friends. Hug B
Jeanne said…
always glad to see you Ellie! Did not know about your new camaera, and know you will be having fun with that very soon. Don't know about you, but i am ready for spring! Have fun at the party
Hello Ellie,
Dropping in via GYB party....I'm glad I met you through this virtual party....looks like we share a common interest photography.... loved the clicks. Good luck and I'll be back to read up more of your wonderful posts.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
DeAnna S said…
I enjoyed looking through your blog and all the awesome photos. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy Claeys said…
So glad you stopped by yesterday Ellie and good to catch up with you! xo
Great Blog :-)

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Nan Smith said…
Greetings from Canada where all good maple syrup comes from! Let me know if I can send you some. I'd be delighted to contribute to that wonderful bread. I may have to try it myself.
I love Scotland. One of my favorite trips was a vintage coach tour of the highlands and Islands of Scotland in 1986 and I've dreamt of returning there ever since there ever since.I will be following your blog to hear about your life there. Please drop by my blog for a visit.
Cath said…
hello Ellie and nice to meet you. I love being a virtual traveller and look forward to seeing your part of Scotland from my armchair....LOL.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs
DebraKay Neiman said…
New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
jinxxxygirl said…
Hi Ellie!

Gosh we have so much in common right away! I too have that nagging quality of starting things and not finishing them....sigh.... :) AND my hubby and i celebrate our Silver Anniversary this year! Our plans though are to go to Hawaii. Cross your fingers! So nice to meet you and i look forward visiting you more! Hugs! deb
A Nudge said…
Good luck on the lottery. It is so fun to travel. I have often wanted to go to Scotland - sounds like an enchanting place.
cmoh said…
Hey Ellie, Oh I want some of that fabulous looking bread! I've made some pizza dough but never tried my hand at sliced bread. Think I will have to give it a go. it has been lovely meeting you.

I've been within 70 miles of Scotland, staring longingly from the Republic of Ireland. One day soon I'll visit; in the meantime, visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying your blog.
Diana Petrillo said…
Hi Ellie--thanks for visiting me via the GYB party :) We lived in England for two years and took a trip to Edinburgh and loved it! We're snowed in today, how 'bout you? Blessings, Diana
Diana Petrillo said…
Hi Ellie--thanks for visiting me via the GYB party :) We lived in England for two years and took a trip to Edinburgh and loved it! We're snowed in today, how 'bout you? Blessings, Diana
Diana Petrillo said…
PS I'm now a follower :)
Dawn Castrova said…
Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site and contact info is I love the Niagara falls. I was on the wrong side where the sites are not the best. looks awesome. and Pennsylvania here I am. I've seen that sign a lot. well have agreat day...
Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. I take photos as well - to inspire me in my textile art.
macmillanmarie said…
Hi, so nice to meet you and learn a little about your life from your blog. I had a great time visiting.
Tina said…
Hi, visiting late with the GYBparty, from Germany. Love your pics and wow, another bread baker! Am a new follower!... nice to meet you!

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