Monday, 26 November 2018

Epic weekend 😊

Just a lovely weekend. Fab day out out with Sheena and Ruth on saturday going round the sampler exhibition at the museum.
Sunday was spent walking round Culross with my step count buddies Laurie and Jane. What the heck was my hair doing here???! it was very very wet.
The weekend got off to a great start with this fab card from a lovely friend. There are times I still struggle with accepting that people would voluntarily want to spend time with me. That childhood conditioning is hard to get past sometimes! But weekends like this are a great antidote to it!

Sunday, 18 November 2018

My Scoobs

8 years eh! we have been togetherr for 16 years but married for 8.
So how much do i love this man? rather a lot actually.
We have been coming to the Pine Trees for many years now. In the early days Bud would come too.
Mark proposed here, we honeymooned here and this was the first place we came away too after i finished chemotherapy.
Our wedding was amazing truly the best day of my life.
I didnt then know that we would spend our first wedding anniversary waiting for results of a PET scan which would tell us if i would survive to the second wedding anniversary.
So while every day is a bonus every anniversary is sooper special.
This year we booked into the coach house of the Pine Trees, i think we will be coming back again, how ace is this.

The inside of the room was fabulous too.
Our own sitting room!

My scoobs in his natural habitat making coffee.

When we walked into the room this was waiting for me!

I love this man so much
I love dressing up for dinner :-)

 I can still walk in these babies :-) not far mind you but far enough to take me to the bar!

some slightly squiffy selfies :-)

We did a little bit more than drink and eat! it was a beautiful weekend so we went for loads of walks, these are from the Birks of Aberfeldy.

Walk above the Pine Trees hotel

me and my scoobs

Sunday, 11 November 2018


 Gorgeous view isn't it :-) For a long time when I moved down to Glasgow/Edinburgh (I now live in between - Bonnybridge) I missed my chums, I missed going out for coffee, regular meet ups. Crafty sessions. Its taken a while especially since I have moved around a bit but now  I have a network and its a great feeling.
Part of this network and a huge part is the #stirlingshirestitchers. It all started with some chance conversations on Instagram. the lovely Kim asked if some of us would was to meet up for a regular stitching day in Killearn. Well hell yes!!! and so it began just over a year ago.
This is the view from the room where we sew. Its in the village hall, the room is on the lower ground floor, above is the three sisters café where we go for lunch.
Its a spacious room, plenty of room for us all, ironing board and cutting table. 
This wine cooler is on the way to the toilets, ive not cracked the code yet :-) 
You pass through this room to get to the loos, one day I will play this.
 Killearn is a beautiful village.

We have fun, stand on chairs to get good photos.

I have pinched some instagram photos to remind myself of some of the shenanigans we got up to.
The lovely Kim.

In the summertime we can hold the quilts off the balcony, makes for great pictures :-)

Its a fabulous part of my life, love these ladies and love these days.