Friday, June 29, 2018


Daughter 2 and Littlest Granddaughter have gone now, but it was lovely while it lasted.

Today, for the very last time, I picked up Biggest Granddaughter after nursery and we went up town for lunch. Next session she'll be at school. Whizz go the years.

The garden's in full bloom, though for the last couple of days it's been too hot to be outside - yes, nearly 30 degrees, they tell us. That's 86 Fahrenheit: melty weather for pale-skinned Scots.

I love our long summer days. This photo was taken at 11.15pm - still easily light enough to work in the garden. In contrast, we have short hours of daylight in the winter; but I think it's worth it. 

And Grandson has had his 7th birthday party - though it's not quite his birthday yet. This is his level crossing cake, made by his mum. He wanted a paddling-pool-and-hosepipe party in the garden, so that's what happened. Daughter 1 stood calmly surveying the scene: small, wet, highly excited boys in swimsuits. "It's a bit Lord of the Flies," she mused. Fortunately not in every respect. They had fun.

And another day, more peaceably, I had coffee with friends, overlooking the water.

I've made the middle bit of a quilt top for my niece. I'm planning on a half-square triangle border but we'll see how it goes. 

And so life goes on. Whizz whizz. 


  1. Great cake! Wow, it's still so light there that late. It stays light here until after 9, so you must be a lot farther north. Love the flowers, but am not a fan of 86 degrees. :)

  2. quilt is looking good :)

  3. Your flowers are gorgeous. And what a creative cake!And very impressive quilt progress...

  4. 11.15! You are almost the land of the midnight sun.
    Do you find it difficult to sleep?

    1. I always find it quite difficult to sleep. The light is quite cheering when one is awake.

  5. It's getting dark here about 9:30pm...But I wouldn't want the winter days to be shorter....

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  7. Looks like you guys had an awesome day together. Your garden looks absolutely amazing, hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and try to keep out of the heat. Thanks for the share.
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  8. And the expression on your eldest granddaughter's face is one that simply melts the heart.

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