Fancy a Cuppa?

Hi.  Have you got time for a cuppa and a chat?  So much has happened since my last post.

We had a lovely time in Scotland and truly did not want to come back.  (I can't say home as home is much further north).  It was so lovely to see friends who we haven't seen for 18 months and visit places we haven't been for nearly 10 years..  

We headed down to Lossiemouth beach for the first time in, who knows how long.  Not because we haven't wanted to, but because they took took down the old bridge and hadn't built the new one.  Anyway the new one is now in place so we took Dougal for a walk.  

Once we got past all the families and surfers the beach opened out for miles.  The sun was shining and it felt so good to be outside.  I really miss the open spaces.

We walked along the River Spey and wandered around Millbuies.  That's the joy of having a dog you can go and explore places you wouldn't necessarily go.  Dougal didn't know what was happening as we kept dragging him out.  He is such a cutie.  Just look at that face.

I met my lovely friend, Mrs S for lunch and had a good old catch up.  Hubby met up with his pals, one of whom managed to get him to go with him and buy a new laptop (some things never change). 

We're seriously looking at ways to get back up to Scotland.  I think we'll wait until the bathroom is done, we've freshened up each room and the interest rates have come down.  Out mortgage is due for review next September so that would be a good time to re visit the idea.  Hubby has already been looking at jobs and houses but there isn't much on the go at the moment.

In other news.  I spoke to the Dr about my much needed hospital appointment and she wrote to the consultant again, (after she received the letter from the private consultant), and said it was now classed as urgent.  They in turn gave me an appointment on 3 May.  Not bad going really.  Anyway I had a call today asking if I could go in on Wednesday this week.  I, of course, said Yes!  Even if they don't think it's an urgent case at least I'll be on the list, and I have said I was available for any last minute cancellations.  Fingers crossed.

We're hoping to start putting the new fence up in the garden in the next week or two.  Then I'll be able to get some pots and plants.  There's nothing in the garden at the moment except an apple tree as the boys keep eating everything.

The boys reached 10 months old and have turned into quite different characters.  Innes is the Grown Up.  He can pee on three legs, takes everything carefully, doesn't do fuss and has his designated spot on the sofa.  He's also a good boy and does his business whilst out on a walk.  Blue is still a baby with cotton wool between his ears.  He will only poop in the garden, despite how long he's out for.  He's a cuddle monster and would like nothing better than to lay with his head in your lap all day.  He goes at everything full force but is a big softy at heart.

We're off to Durham this weekend to see our friend who's just moved there from Scotland.  I'm so looking forward to seeing her and having a good old blether.

And that's about it for now.  I'm sure more has happened but it's getting late and I can't think at the moment.

I'll catch up with everyone's blog this week and catch up with all your news.



  1. Hope all goes well at your appointment tomorrow, it sounds as if things are moving forward finally.
    I bet it was hard to pack up your things for the journey home, Scotland obviously holds a huge part in your heart. Fingers crossed that your plan to return longterm falls into place!

    1. All went well at the hospital and I am now officially on the list for surgery (even if that list is 12 months long!)

  2. Yeah for getting an earlier consult appointment. Fingers crossed all works out for a sooner than later surgery to resolve your issues. I enjoyed the update on your two fur boys - both so handsome (Insta). Very lovely photo of the apple(?) blossom. Good to have plans that will move you closer to your heart home.

    1. Hi. Sorry I don't know your name. Our fur babies are huge boys but still so cute.

  3. So pleased to hear you are closer to getting the treatment you need - crossing fingers for you. What glorious weather in Scotland! Hoping your plans for moving back come to fruition ... So nice to see the apple blossom - its a cool and slow Spring where I am and we're still at the daffodil stage!

    1. I think our move to Scotland may take another few years. But I will keep my fingers crossed.


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