Friday 16 September 2022

This week's smiles...week 489

 I'm back to posting my weekly smiles.  I really didn't feel like writing a post last week so I'm sorry.  We had had such a lovely time away in our caravan that I did have photos to share from our trip to Scotland so I am sharing them today.  We travelled North and had our first night on a really lovely campsite near Carlisle to break the journey was the best campsite we have ever stayed on and may well drop in there again.  The following day we travelled up to the campsite by Calzean Castle in Ayr that we have stayed on again to have 5 nights to give us chance to spend some time with Ellie and Alan....our dear blogging friends.  It was 3 years. and before Covid. since we last had time with them and now sadly Alan is unable to drive so we were able to take them out for days and to give them a bit of spoiling....we love them lots xxx

They are in the process of boxing up their home to move nearer to their daughter Juli so it was lovely to enjoy a bit of quality time together....and give them a bit of a break.

We had a dinner out at their local Dobbies garden centre where they like to go.  We took them to see Ellie's younger sister who is wheelchair bound and is in a care home...such a lovely lady and it was so lovely to meet her.

Another of the days we took them for a ride up the coast to Largs and they made me have treated us to lunch and the most amazing icecream did have fresh strawberries in it to I'm sure it was healthy and sugar free ;-)

The views and scenery up there were amazing and enjoying the company of special friends really made it a very well worth while holiday.

We noticed this van while we were made us chuckle.

Finally it couldn't be a Friday without a few funnies.

I hope you will all link up to your smiles at the bottom and have a great week.


Annie x


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like you had fun after all. That's too bad about Elizabeth. They have such a lovely home. However, I know there comes a time when they have to put their needs before anything else.

Cut funnies. I loved the squirrel one. Very technologically savvy. Have a super Friday and rest of the weekend.

Iris Flavia said...

Always so great to meet blogger friends and become friends in real life!
Hmmm, real strawberries in ice-cream sounds great! Sadly too cold for that now here.
Oh, Henry´s cousins on the truck - big in standards sounds good!

Toilet, hahaha! Yes, upbringing is the key ;-)
To smiles!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Annie, pleased you had a good time away bet it was just what was needed. Bet your friends were pleased to see you too. Loving the funnies, I like the one about the pole dancing dog best. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Angela xxx

mamapez5 said...

So glad you had a nice break Annie. I must admit I have never been 'north of the border' but it looks lovely. It is always good to meet up with old friends, and the ice-cream treat does look inviting. Kate x

Twiglet said...

Lovely photos Annie! The funnies are fab - love the pole dancing dog. Ha ha. xx Jo

LA Paylor said...

aaahhhhh the beach. Love the last comic, they aren't dangerous... ain't that the truth?
thanks for helping raise people who are nice to be around!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, love the pics of your holiday, including the one of Alan about to enjoy his knickerbocker glory at Nardini's! We had a lovely time seeing you again and it was wonderful of you both to take me to see my sister in her new care home. Love the funnies and I especially appreciate the last one. Hugs xxxx