Saturday 28 August 2021

A Quick Catch Up

 I am back from my adventures in England, back in our cosy cottage on the Isle of Lewis.  We have been back since late Tuesday but we needed a rest after our travels.  There was also a lot of laundry to catch up on and a lot of goodies in the garden to harvest and prepare for the freezer.  We now have a selection of beans to keep us going for several months.  It is a good feeling.

Sadly the spammers have been having quite the time of it whilst I have been away.  I am saddened that this goes on and have managed to delete the majority of the comments.

We have had quite the adventure visiting with my parents and our three daughters and their little families.  How those grandchildren of ours have grown and grown up but still wanted to have fun with Granny.  We visited many parks in all their guises and enjoyed a couple of farms.  Although mask wearing is not compulsory now in England we found that most people still observed both the mask wearing and social distancing so we felt very safe.  We did test a couple of times a week as a precaution and have tested twice since our return to protect our neighbours.  So far we have all negative results and are thankful.

I did manage a little shopping too, so have topped up on the craft supplies particularly the card making things that I wanted in readiness for Christmas.  It was a delight to be browsing the aisles in the stores although I did notice a big difference in the prices.  My goodness the prices have shot up since my last visit to the mainland.  There is also a lot of talk about shortages, which is a worry.  I am glad that I have a large store cupboard and freezer.

A highlight of our time away was meeting up with Betsy and her husband Dennis in London, a blogger friend from America.  We had such a lovely time together, it was as if we known each other all our lives.  The time we spent together just flew by with no awkward silences, it was a real joy to meet up with them.  Betsy was over attending the wedding of her son so it was a wonderful chance for us to catch up.

This is a quick catch up post to let you know that I am back and well, so I will close for now and start sorting through the hundreds of photos so that I can make a scrap book of our adventures.  The memories will keep me going for quite a while.

As always I thank you for your uplifting  comments and support.  I will be around to visit and catch up as soon as I can.

See you soon.