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Thursday, 30 June 2011

::: Family Movie Night - Matilda :::


Can you believe Steve is 30 years old and has never watched Matilda?

It is a complete family feel-good film.

Filled with laughter as Miss Trunchbull is scared of newts and black cats, Bruce Bogtrotter has to eat an entire chocolate cake and Matilda figures out how to work her magical powers.

There are a couple of scary parts too where Miss Trunchbull gets quite angry.

I loved this film when I was little, I still enjoy watching it now and Steve can't believe he went through life without watching it until now.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

::: Lucky's New Collar :::

 
We bought Lucky a collar a few days ago as he is extremely friendly to everyone around here and we want people to know he has a lovely home right here.


He looks very swish.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

::: Scottish Thistle :::


Scotland is known for it's thistles, but check out the size of them!

(Photo taken while out for a walk with my parents)

Monday, 27 June 2011

::: Slugs :::


Who knew slugs could climb grass?

Sunday, 26 June 2011

::: Chiminea :::


This past week has gone past in such a blur!

We've had friends staying, been eating out for lunch and sightseeing, all on top of working full time too.

Steve bought a chiminea which is a nice addition to our garden this summer. Although the sun is yet to make an appearance, it is still raining and dull.

If you are across the pond in the lovely heat, think of us huddled outside around this chiminea in wellies with our umbrella!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

::: Dollshouse :::

 
I'd always liked the look of those giant American dollshouses so for my 21st birthday (a few years ago, written about here) I decided I'd like my very own.

 
It came flatpacked and plain so my Dad and I built it and painted it together.


It even has it's very own rabbit and guinea pig!

Monday, 20 June 2011

::: Remember These? :::

 
Do you remember these?


I finally put them up today (at last!)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

::: Jump :::

 
Look at Lucky move!


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

::: Tadpoles and Frogs :::

 
Look what we have in our garden!


 So tiny!

Monday, 13 June 2011

::: Glen Lonan :::

 
We went for a scout about last week through parts of the countryside that we hadn't been to before.

 
We used to love going for walks up Glen Esk back on the East coast so when we saw a sign pointing towards Glen Lonan we thought we were in for a winner.


And we weren't wrong. The amazing views of fields and fields of sheep, driving over cattle grids (I get scared every time!) and new lambs running around the car was just amazing. Let's just hope it stops raining long enough so we can go back.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

::: Guestbook :::


This is the guestbook that came with our home. Our little cottage used to be used as a holiday home before we got it. Here are a few comments from the book:

April 2004 - A lovely cottage with a fantastic view in a wonderful location. We struggled to drag ourselves away!

August 2004 – Fantastic holiday! Wonderful scenery, lovely weather. Thank you for a wonderful home from home!!

May 2006 – Wonderful holiday, lovely cottage – thank you. Birdlife seen from the livingroom and kitchen windows; owls at night and phesants in the morning!

June 2007 – Warm and comfortable accomodation in a beautiful and peaceful location. We've had a great holiday.

July 2009 – Relaxing week – loved the cottage, the peace and quiet, the cows, the singing birds – even saw a young deer, the cottage and, of course, the beautiful scenery.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who wrote lovely things about our little cottage, I feel exactly the same way!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

::: Sea Shells :::


We found these two big shells while at the beach in Oban last week. The same beach where the cows were in last Fridays {This Moment}. I've never seen shells like this here that weren't broken. Another thing to add to my ever growing collection of things.

Monday, 6 June 2011

::: Strawberry Tart :::

 
Yummy, yummy strawberry tart at Charleton Farm in Montrose!


With little Alex too!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

::: HOT :::

 
It was such a hot day!


 
Too hot to be outside for Lucky.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

::: Chickens, ducks and geese :::

 
We visited a local farm and poultry centre this week.


 
They sell all sorts of plants and homemade gifts.



 
And have lots of chickens, ducks and geese roaming free too!


Friday, 3 June 2011

{This Moment}


Inspired by Soulemama. A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

:: 30 :::

30 years ago a little boy was born.


Happy Birthday Steve x