Saturday, 23 June 2018

Project 365 weeks 23, 24 and 25

Having been away for a holiday I was not wanting to commit to having to blog while away, or comment for that matter and so I decided to put a halt to blog posts until I got back. So here you have my three weeks in one.

I have done another post on a week with Ziggy and Dixie dog's holiday  feel free and have a read if you wish too.

Sunday 3rd

No overtime today so an evening walk round the fishery. The coots were off of the eggs so we got a good look at them.

Monday 4th

Picked the twins up from nursery as DD1 was a way to Glasgow hospital again with Bob. Just made it in time as took longer in the supermarket than I should have. Spud now has the chicken pox's.

Took Bob to gymnastics and walked dog round Auchincruive and then another walk round the fishery later.

Tuesday 5th

Was suppose to be picking up both the twins from nursery but Dinky was sent home unwell, so just picked up Minky.
Here he is running around in circles on the grass.

Wednesday 6th

Headed north to Oban for a holiday with DD2, SIL2 and Ziggy. Stopped at Loch Lomond to use the toilets and let the dog out.

Thursday 7th

We had a lovely morning out. Were going to go across to Kerrera on the ferry but timed it badly and would have had to wait for approx an hour to get across so headed back to Ganavan beach. Was far to warm and so we headed home again and took the dog back out later on in the evening.

Friday 8th

Another hot day, some time in the garden and walks with the dog in the evening again.

Saturday 9th

Walked down to the local Rockfield Centre to meet with Fee from one of each me and mine, took a photo of the lego bricks so as not to include any of the children in the picture. Amazing to think she moved from the same street in Bo'ness as I lived in back in the late 70's early 80's for four years.

Decided to head for some shaded woods to walk. Sadly the midgies are making my life hell and you can play dot to dot with the bites.

DD2 was away to a birthday party with SIL and Ziggy in the afternoon.


We all went for a walk to Appin to see Castle Stalker and walk the dogs along the cycle path.


DD2 had an appointment so I took Ziggy to the park.


DD2 and I took Ziggy to the park and then was going to meet hubby for lunch at 'spoons, but he decided he wasn't coming so we went without him. It had cooled down a bit today and the wind was thankfuly a bit cooler.


Had originally planned to come back home today but as it was their wedding anniversary I volunteered to babysit for them so they could go out for a meal. Ziggy was happy until bedtime but I could not get her to settle in bed so just brought her back down and let her fall asleep on my knee.

Hubby and I headed out with the dog to Dunstaffnage Castle again to walk her under the trees. We played piling up rocks down on the shore. Would not call it beach as such as no sand in the area just hundreds of beautiful rocks.

Had to take the dog to the vet as she had seven ticks on her, never had a dog get ticks before this.


Headed home, Storm Hector was suppose to hit hard but luckily enough it was not as bad as they predicted. Some leaf and twig debris on the roads and we saw one overturned vehicle with nobody hurt.

Stopped for a McD's on the way home, here is Dixie getting the meat from her burger, I usually shove some chips in her roll and eat that bit myself - no point in wasting it.


A walk round the woods and there are masses of leaves and twigs down as well as a few trees. This one is across the path at Auchincruive.


Still off work this weekend, took the two weekends together

to give us more flexibility as to when we went away and came back. Had a lazy day and did some cross stitching and made some chocolate cakes. I found a small snack bag of peanuts and cranberries so threw that in with some sultanas for added nutrition. Tasted better than they look.


Took the dog a walk down to Irvine beach park and had a nosey round a charity car boot sale and bought a few bits and pieces.

DD3 took us out for a meal for Father's Day. This was his card.


I was on standby to pick the twins up from nursery, Bob away to ophthalmology at Ayr but shock and horror she was in and out on time. A gymnastics run with a walk at Auchincruive and a walk round the streets after tea.

Loved this family of geese.


Bob was away for more blood tests at Glasgow again so picking up the twins from nursery.  Here they are running on the grass at the side again. Daughter is truly fed up with not just the amount of times she is having to drive to various hospitals but the cost of actually doing it.


we went to restock the freezer with chicken and decided to walk along the river before hand. The water levels were scary high with the heavy overnight rain.


Went for a walk along the path at the back of Dundonald Castle to the reservoir, and then up to the castle and back down. A nice 4 mile walk. Was amazed at how many mushrooms were on this fallen tree.


The wall was finished while we were away. Just needs a top coat now. The quote from the guy who built the wall was in our opinion to high so will get that done later on this year. We had no option with the wall it had to be done no matter how high the price was.


This weeks cross stitching. I Have got a rabbit nearly finished but I left that in Oban by mistake.  Have to say I really like this one, it looks good. A few babies due shortly and I may well make one with the birth details on for one of them.

Friday, 22 June 2018

A week with Ziggy

We headed to Oban for a week to spend time with DD2, SIL2 and Ziggy. Sadly, by my standards, it was far to warm most of the week to be out and about and if we left the walks till the evening then the midges were out in force and you could play dot to dot on me with the amount of bites I had. So we tried to stick to shaded walks during the day'

So in no particular order here was some of our fun. 

We went to Ganavan beach, Jack ( the golden lab) decided in the water was the best place for him. 

at the waters edge

playing on the sand 

Ziggy and I 

Then we had a picnic before heading back.

granddad being silly 

After Ziggy's nap she went put on the patio to play.

on her rocking horse. 

had to laugh...she now comes towards the camera just like her older cousins. 

playing with the water table.

After tea we went up to the top garden area with the bubble machine and the dogs.

with her bubble machine

up to cut the grass with it

in the shade of the rhubarb leaves....a few people warned us of the dangers of these leaves when I shared this on Faceboog. 

blowing bubbles with granddad

pegs are a lot of fun
She willingly let Ziggy have her toy, there were no problems at all.
playing with Dixie dog and Dixies toy

on her slide on the deck. 

On Saturday afternoon Ziggy was a way to a birthday party. All the children got a plant pot with compost and sunflowers seeds to plant, so Ziggy planted hers.

planting the seeds, well playing with the compost anyway. 

and watering the seed, this made for mud fun

brushing Jack 

On Monday morning DD2 had an appointment and so Ziggy and I went to the park.

ooppps the hat blew off

on the slide, I am not so keen on this piece of equipment as a few gaps up the top she could fall from. 

on the submarine

standing on the roundabout, designed to take a wheel chair

sitting on the rocks 

pushing the roundabout 

Another day we went back down the park with my daughter.

she can work these herself

up the steps to the slide

peeking through the submarine window

on the double swing with her mum

When her dad got home on evening he got out some uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows and did some model making with Ziggy.

building fun

these two really took a shine to each other

On Sunday we all went out together to Appin to see Castle Stalker and take a walk.

Ziggy and her dad in front of Castle Stalker

having a rest 

picnic time 

trotting along slowly 

daddy with the back pack

crawling around
She did well, was over a mile to where we ate our snack and she walked all the way, but did get carried back in the back pack.

Country Kids