Good Morning/Evening/Afternoon I hope I find you well tis the 24th Friday of 2016 and the 24th Rocking Your World Friday post, a time to step back and find the positives, silver linings etc that make you smile!
First up - the end of the holiday last week, we ended up at the oldest inhabited house in Scotland - known as Traquair it was a beautiful house and home, with its own chapel, a beautiful maze, woodland walks and a brewery - really could you want anything more awesome!
I found yet another fabulous example of a tunnel book in the house, the photos don't do it justice if I'm honest!
There was also an awesome tea room - where they had beautiful cakes (and said 15 year old's new favourite tipple Irn Bru - until this holiday he hadn't partaken in the same)!
They also did lovely homemade soup!
The walled garden has this awesome sculpture and if you look closely you'll see it is made up of gardening implements!
The house itself in its setting reminded us of a German style house, maybe it was the pines on the hillside behind!
Our last evening saw the village we were in (West Linton), full of bunting for the start of the Whipman Plays, there is a nominated Whipman and Whip lass each year and they have a huge celebration on the first night together with a week of activities (unfortunately we were home for them).
I loved seeing the parade including lots of floats with the local children on and hearing the band, a bag pipe band to begin and a brass band to finish the parade!
Saturday night found us celebrating my little sisters birthday at a restaurant, unfortunately - slap my wrists no one took any photos!
However I tried to make up for that on the Sunday (her actual birthday) when I managed a photo in my Mum's garden. It was a beautiful sunny day (although I sat in the shade the sun is still rather harsh for my skin). My sister on the left, my niece in the middle and my Mum who on the right - she's doing good at the moment and waiting on the first course of injections.
The rest of the week has been a working blur, so tiring and no photos to share as such but there have been a few positives - just no photo evidence, a lovely online chat with a friend who had posted an instagram photo of some ATC's she has created in the style of Junker Jayne, which was a coincidence in that I too had created some in a Junker Jayne style recently (albeit much bigger than ATC).
I came home on Thursday - very tired - it's been a busy week and the house needed cleaning but to raise a smile I discovered a delivery - I'm thinking I've been sleep purchasing as I don't remember buying anything. When I got it inside and opened it the wonderful Susie had sent me my prize from her craft room giveaway - it weighed a lot and is full of the most awesome goodies - the stitched textile collage will be a mahoosive help to said 15 year old on his textile course and I've only ever been naughty enough to buy one flow magazine as they are lovely but rather expensive!
Then there were flowers and embellishments, washi tape, papers, ribbons and even some gorgeous - no I will say that again GORGEOUS dies - OMG Susie - thank you thank you thank you - can't wait to get using!
Right lovely people that's your lot this week, I'll share Mr Linky, if you fancy joining in pop a post together, pop back link up - mention where to find me if you get chance you never know we might get a few more Rockettes on the block as it were!