Thursday, 30 April 2015

April Sunset!

Karen and I were out doing our grocery shopping tonight and on the way home we saw the sun was setting. So we made a dash to the beach to see if I could get a shot of it.

We sat and watched it disappear into the sea.  It was stunning!!

Taken with my iphone - thanks goodness for the iphone camera! :))

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Playing Catch-up!

Well here I am playing catch up again,  it's been two weeks since my last post!
The trouble with falling behind is trying to remember what I've been up to!

First of all I've been feeling a bit under the weather for the last wee while, however I've been to see the doc. who has given me some tablets and I'm now just about back up to scratch, which is always a good thing :)

The other weekend -I can't remember which one - we had some fog. Now we don't usually get much fog here but this lasted for the whole weekend.
It wasn't widespread it just seemed to lie over the sea. 

It was very strange.
I went down to the beach with my phone to grab a picture. I don't know if you can make the fog out but it was definitely there.

Karen has decided to take up quilt making - we are so impressed with her efforts. 
She made Riley a quilt for his birthday. 
He LOVES Thomas the Tank Engine. 

And I've started knitting - I used to do this many years ago and I loved it!  So I thought I'd give it another go. 
It's so good you can watch the telly and knit at the same time. 
I made a couple of hats over the winter, Emma loved hers and wore it while she was in Germany! I've also started an afghan blanket, and a jumper for wee Riley.  

I also found this pattern

Aren't they cute!!!

I haven't got the yarn yet and it should be interesting knitting it up.
I'll be sure to keep you all up to date with how it's going.

We have an extra day off work next week as Monday is a public holiday - yay for a three day weekend. 
I'm hoping the weather picks up a wee bit - it's been really cold here with rain and some snow brrr - then we maybe can do something interesting with our free day. 

Here's hoping!

I hope everyone has a fab week. :))

Monday, 13 April 2015

Turning Two

Our wee Riley turned two!
Laura and Riley came to stay with us for the weekend. 
Never a dull moment was had all weekend :)

We went to visit Great Gran and Great Grandad and he had a shot on the keyboard while his Great Gran and Gran looked on in pride :)

 He looks like a natural don't you think. I can really see him being a rockstar in  years to come!!!  

Oh there's a thought, I wonder how his mum might feel about that  hee hee.

And here is he with his his Aunty Karen, making his own birthday cake - maybe he won't be a rockstar after all,  perhaps he will be a chef!!!

And here he is with his mummy sharing a laugh - isn't he just the cutest wee chap!

They left to go home on Sunday at lunch time and boy was the  house quiet. 

He certainly is the life and soul wherever he goes.

We are really missing his contagious giggle and winning smile.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

It's Been How Long!!!

I've almost forgotten how to put a post up - it's been soooooo long.  In fact October 2014 was  the last time!

It's been nagging at me to come back for quite a wee while now, but tonight I finally decided just to do it and not just think about it.

So, an update is in order I think! 
Let's see now what have I been up to.

Emm, hum -  how can 6/7 months go by and it feels as if I haven't done much!

First off I don't think I ever mentioned it but Karen graduated with honours from university  - we are so proud of her - all of her hard work and dedication paid off. 
Now she is just waiting to find her dream job which I'm sure isn't too far away.

Emma finished her 6 months in Germany and is now back at university in Glasgow and in her 3rd year. 

We visited her in Germany in January and spent the week in Berlin (some pictures below). It was a cold, wet, snowy dismal week but we enjoyed it anyway, so much to see and do.

Laura is getting married in December.  Bridal and bridesmaid dresses have been ordered and plans are well underway. 
And our wee Riley turns 2 next week - where does the time go. 
The older I get the more often I ask myself that question - I've still to come up with an answer!!!

Other than that nothing much else is happening!

Anyway, pictures of Berlin!

 The Brandenburg Gate - it was snowing, sleet and rain and bitterly cold this day and we walked for miles!

 The Reichstag building at the back on the left. Stunning building and definitely worth a visit.

 Checkpoint Charlie

 Berlin is a city of cranes - lots of work being done and everywhere you looked there were cranes.

 The TV tower in Alexanderplatz, the top disappearing into the clouds.

Poseiden sculpture - usually there are fountains going but not that day.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels statues(and Dan tagged on at the end)

We took a train out to Potsdam. 
Palaces and opulance galore. 
Such beautiful architecture.

The sun even came out for a short while before we got the train back.

Just a few of the very many pictures that I took while there.  
We did so much in a week - walking, museums, sighseeing.

All in all we had a very enjoyable week in Berlin - such a lot of history too.

It wasn't somewhere I ever expected to visit but I'm so glad we did.