Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Smiles ...cats and bubbles ...and boys.

 I think Summer is on the way out ....they have forcast rain for the next two weeks with sun on and off ...ah well we had over two weeks of glorious weather.

 At the moment I really look forward to Friday Smiles with Annie and her friends at ' A Stitch in Time' ...I know I will get back to crafty things eventually ...well I better .... with all the stash of different kinds I have.

 These things made me smile this week .....well the first didn't at the time.

Ahhhhh ....Clean washing
' Move???? I think not ' said a comfortable Wanda

 With Kris and Robbie living in the same house as me I get to see all those special  moments
When ever we find cheap bottles of bubble mix and wands, we store them away and and get them out when the boys need something to occupy them ...they played for a couple of hours with all the different bubble wands. Thanks Steve for your 'red nose' contrabution to the store. 
'Bubbles are fun'

 I love clouds too ...I remember that when I was a child, I would make up stories in my head while I lay on the grass watching them I have to be contented with sitting on a bench ....  this made me think of a mythical world high in the sky.
 and this was just a beautiful effect.

Lastly ....I had to share this photo of Ben Olly and Jake's little fashion parade, that I stole from DIL face book page...they were trying on their wet suits ...ready for their holiday.

I hope something here brought a smile to your face too  ....I shall be round later to see what made you smile.
Take Care xx

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Smiles ....The sun is still shining.

I am really not prepared for this weather …well we are lucky if we get more than two days without rain …no matter the season …and as for the temperatures hovering over 70 F …yes I know many of you think that is a perfect Spring  temperature …but up here in Scotland 70 F and anything above.... with the sun actually shinning… is a HOT summer. Our bodies are not acclimatized to much above 65 so most of us are struggling …. and then there is the  fact that I don’t have a hat/cap …. well the last time I needed one was 2005 …and I don’t have sun cream ….normally I steal some of the kids stuff but they are away and sensibly have  it with them. …well who would have thought it would last this long.

What I do know is that sun and sea makes me smile and lifts the spirits  …well mine anyway.
 As I sat enjoying the sea view, I had to discreetly smile as I heard a boy of about 12, with younger brothers, retort to his father…

’So what are we supposed to do here?’ ...The poor man answered in exasperation and a little disbelief …,
‘Dig in the sand! …make castles! …paddle? …throw stones???’

 …sadly I could hear the youngsters sigh, even though he was now past me …I felt he had been dragged away from a game console or computer and was not ready to forgive his father.

While I was at the beach I also broke the law ...yes me ... and it too brought a smile to my face.
No longer can we feed the gulls but I could not resist secretly dropping a few crumbs for  a singularly handsome chap...that's him...waiting for more ….I had to giggle as he chased away a younger gull …he was not prepared to share these few crumbs.

Lastly I'd like to ask a question you feel that a 'scenery' shot looks vintage if produced in sepia or B/W ...I do. This is a shot looking away from the beach.

Now if you want more smiles...if this actually brought one to your face .... drop over to 'A stitch  in Time'  for other things that have made people smile this week.
Take Care xx

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Smiles ...nearly missed it ...again.

Nearly missed it ....again but at least I remembered in time ....just.
The sun is shining but it is too hot  for me to sit out ... except early evening and early morning ...but it lifts the spirits.
 Its is one of those days that, if it were overcast, one could feel down, as I have just heard that a friend has had to cancel two things on his bucket list and go into a hospice for pain control....we hope he gets out to enjoy some of the things he has treated himself to....things he wanted to buy but kept putting off.

What did bring a smile to my face are these photos from my DIL....

Three little farmers go out for a picnic .... bless them
 Daddy gives  Jake, Ben and Olly a big hug
Take Care xx

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Here Comes Summer ....I hope.

Yesterday the temperature rose from the  13ish C (nearly 60F) of a few days ago, to an amazing 26C( 78F) all other plans were shelved and we headed to the beach ...we are so lucky that this one  is only 2 miles away.
Robbie was a little sad when the tide rolled in I tried to distract him by taking loads of shots to catch his attention's Jay pointing to me and my camera .
 He was a little  bemused that the sand had all disappeared
 but I sat and explained that it was going to roll out again...
After some Kite Flying .... that I could not capture matter how hard I tried ...they chilled out on the grass above the beach.
 They didn't want to move until we tempted them by a lunch at the cafe above the amusement arcade ...followed by some change to play with later, on the games.
 It was a great lunch ...Macaroni Cheese ...followed by this...... we only needed a very light evening meal

I just wanted to show you how happy Robbie is in the water ...hard to believe he was scared of it a few years ago.

Take Care. xx

Friday, July 05, 2013

Friday Smile ...Play-doh day.

What is it about the weather ??? has been dull and over cast ....typical school holiday weather... so before bed last night,we promised the boys  a Play-Doh morning ....and they have a lot ....we got about half out on to the table, ready for them...and the boys got up in a playdoh frame of mind ....however...the sun was shining ...perfect for a day at the park ...could we persuade them to leave the house it was Play-Doh or nothing.

Their determination....Robbies concentration on the project in hand ... and then watching them having a fun morning, brought a smile to my face.

You may wonder about the School Holidays bit, if you live in England .....Scotlands is much earlier ...July 1st to mid August.

Take Care.xx