Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Gorgeous Day

Hi!  Sorry I've nothing crafty to share with you tonight but it's been the most gorgeous day here with temperatures reaching 23 degrees.  Instead of playing in the craftroom I went to Broughty Ferry with my friend while Mr C was playing golf with her husband.

We had a fabulous day browsing round all the little individual shops, so many beautiful things but all I bought was some knitting patterns.  We went into the art gallery where Timmy Mallet has an exhibition on at the moment.  As an entertainer I was never too keen on him but his paintings are awesome.  There were quite a few I could have taken home with me (but I spend too much on crafting!!!).  We had lunch and in the afternoon we went to the Italian ice cream shop and then had a walk along the sea front - we thought we were on our hols.  I took a couple of photos just to remind ourselves that we do have sunshine now and again.

Hope you've had a lovely day
Anne x

swans a-swimming on the River Tay with the pier where they launch the lifeboat in the background

the colour of this bush is astounding, if anyone knows the name of it can you pop it in the comments please


Sandra H said...

Sounds like you have a fabulous day and thank you for sharing these lovely photos, the flower display is gorgeous!)x

Beryl said...

The shrub is Ceanothus. I love them and had a beautiful one at the house before last.Bought one when I moved to Wales but it wasn't happy there in the acd soil sand didn't survive long.
Glad you made the most of the sunshine Anne.
Beryl xx

Irene said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous day Anne, and what stunning snaps.
Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you took advantage of the good weather - what a splendid day you had Anne & beautiful photographs, thanks for sharing :) x

Daniele said...

I had one of these shrubs and it grew and grew, but the vivid blue flowers are stunning

Debbi Glennie said...

fab pics Anne, I think Beryl is right, it looks like a Californian Lilac
Looking forward to meeting you soon at GJWTHF

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous photos Anne. Glad you had a super day sweetie.


Jules said...

Hi Anne

It sounds like you had a lovely time with your friend. Fabulous pictures too.

We used to have one of those trees .. .. we called it a Californian Lilac. It never looked as pretty as the one in your photograph though.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi anne
Sounds as if you had a great day out .... Love the blue tree... I new it but couldn't remember the name .....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

pinky said...

You have the best lifestyle mrs, so jealous. The photos look amazing and the ice cream sounds delicious lol. Have a lovely weekend. So hot here, lovely during the day but a killer at night lol.