Sunday, 20 July 2014

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Gallery: My View Right Now

Its lunch time. I'm six hours into my shift and six hours and fifteen minutes away from my annual leave. Not that I'm counting. It's busy. More than busy. It's hectic. My feet ache, my knee is a little swollen, my back hurts. And this is my view:


Not exactly picturesque, but it sure is quiet. This is the "staff room". Technically it's a small kitchen with a couple of plastic chairs. Not exactly a haven away from the madness of the ward, but peaceful enough to have my lunch. 

Tomorrow my view will be much better than this. Tomorrow my view will be my family. 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Sunshine and Family Time

Gosh, the weather has been beautiful this week hasn't it? We've been very lucky having wall to wall sunshine for a few days in a row, and it has definitely made it easier to keep the Wee One entertained.  I happened to be off work yesterday, and instead of sticking to playing out in the back garden, the Wee One and I headed up to Calderglen Park for the morning. Their little zoo is perfect for amusing young kids in the smashing weather, but their gardens are glorious to sit in too. 



As if spending the morning running around the park didn't give us enough fresh air, when the Husband came home from work we jumped in the car and headed down the coast to Troon Beach. It's amazing that 40 minutes drive down the coast can give you this view: 


This was the first time we've taken the Wee One to the beach. She wasn't too convinced by the sand at first, but I think that was just because she'd fallen asleep in the car on the way down and she'd woken up grumpy. But it didn't take too long before she was paddling away in the water with her daddy. 


The view in Troon is absolutely gorgeous. I could happily sit at the sea and gaze out into the water all day long. It's so pretty. 



The sea air certainly makes you weary, but the wee one seemed full of energy and spotted a bouncy castle, on which she spent about forty five minutes bouncing away quite happily (not bad for £1.50 a shot!).  We only stayed for a couple hours before heading home, but not before taking the obligatory family selfie:




Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Gallery: The Great Outdoors

We are very lucky to live in a place that's really only 10 minutes drive from any sort of countryside. 

The Loch at Stewartfield is one of my most favourite places. Although it's by a main road and technically in the middle of a town, I find it's still one of the most peaceful places to be. 

The wee one loves the Loch too. We've been feeding the ducks and picking buttercups. 


I'm writing this post from a park bench at the loch and this is my my current view. 


You really can't get much better than that. 

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