Sunday, 24 July 2016

a really nice weekend














Weekends come in all shapes and forms, some are better than others. I am just coming to the end of a particularly nice one and I have still something nice to look forward: Sam and Annie are expected back at about 1 am. I have really missed them and look forward to see them, it has been a long two weeks. I have arranged to work at home tomorrow so I can be here when they wake up. I can't wait to hear all about their trip to Iceland. The photos on Facebook looked amazing.

Anyway, we had friends staying with us this weekend. They are Richard's university friends and god parents to Annie. It is a shame they missed the older kids but looking on the bright side, they met the littler ones for the first time, previously they had talked on Skype only. It has been a long time since we we spent time with our friends, I knew that, but I didn't think it was quite that long.... time passes quickly. It was a relaxing slow kind of weekend. We caught up over a steaming bowl of Cullen Skink on Friday night, enjoyed a long and late breakfast on Saturday and then went for a long walk along to river to the Botanics and back, stopping for a tea and cake stop half way. For dinner we went out to Mother India, or favourite Indian restaurant. We had a separate room to ourselves! This was followed by more chatting late into the night. Sunday was similarly relaxed: late breakfast, lots of coffee and tea, Sunday newspapers, some crochet, more chatting and an hour or so of wild raspberry picking in the nearby woods. I ate several handfuls as I was picking, it is such a treat. I made six glasses of jam.

I think I am ready for the new week, which brings holiday day camp for James and Alistair, relaxing and hopefully unpacking for Sam and Annie, work for Richard and myself. We'll also meet our builder, exiting!

Wishing you a great week. xx



12 comments:

  1. Some weekends are that way, they just seem to happen. Great to catch up with old friends.

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  2. Sounds wonderful. I love the idea of picking wild raspberries.

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  3. Isn't it great when you get together with old friends. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. You eldest two will be back by now, enjoy! B x

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  4. sounds like a great weekend, with a great week to come too x

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  5. Sounds idyllic, so nice to catch up with friends. Enjoy your reunion with the catch up with the two older children.

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  6. I would miss my cherubs for two weeks, that seems ages. I am sure they will love you right back. Jo x

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  7. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend. I hope your children have safe travels home. Have a great week. Pat xx

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  8. It sounds like a wonderful weekend, Christina. How nice to see those old friends. We had a friend of my husband's from high school visiting yesterday. He and his family were passing through on their way home to Florida after a cross-country driving vacation. It was nice to see them have a chance to catch up after many years. I hope the big kids made it home safely and that you're all having a good week so far.

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  9. Sounds a fabulous weekend. I love catching up with old friends for the weekend, good meals and laughs, walks with cake, lingering over the Sunday papers … I have two sets of Uni friends coming to visit soon, they come for longer than the weekend of course :) Your last photo is perfect for your "A colourful life' blog - gorgeous kids!
    Wren x

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  10. Looks and sounds like a brilliant weekend was had by all. Very envious of the wild raspberry picking. Haven't come across any since I was a small girl.

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  11. It sound like the perfect weekend, relaxing and slow wonderful! I do hope the travellers return safely with lots of wonderful stories for you all!

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  12. That sounds like a really perfect weekend, I haven't been to Mother India's for ages. I remember when it first opened at the far end of Argyll Street. It was a tiny wee place, and mega-popular. Derek and I were living in Yorkhill at the time, and went a few times. Thanks for reminding me of those happy memories x

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