Thursday, 3 June 2010

Good Morning Friends,
well for sure I have never ever been sitting at my computer writing to you all at this time it is only 4.30am over here in the UK. I have just phoned over to Mary to wake her up as we are leaving for a short trip to Scotland around 6am... The reason being that it is my sister and brother in laws Golden Wedding tomorrow when they will have been married 50 years. At that time of course we lived in a small village near Edinburgh and although Sarah had left home long before that (she was a Nannie and traveled all over Europe) she had ended up in Bath where she met John and so of course came home to get married. It was a great day I remember as I was one of the two bridesmaids actually it turned out to be the hottest day of the year...and for Scotland that was a big thing especially as a lot of the guests were not exactly dressed for summer heat !! And so we all return home for the weekend. Tomorrow we are having a special lunch with friends and a few cousins. We are all looking forward to It very much. It will be interesting I think for Beth's (my niece) husband Max as he has yet to go up to Scotland so Beth is going to be showing him our old home and the haunts she and her sister went to on their visit up to Grannie and Papa's. Our visit will also be touched with sadness as we visit Arthurs Seat (you may remember I told you that my God daughter asked that her ashes be taken there) We will be visiting Arthurs seet on Saturday and it will be exactly 2 years since that awful day of her death...
The last time I wrote we were just back from our cruise and expecting our great friends from NZ. They duly arrived and we had a wonderful few days with them much to short a visit but we managed to pack quite a lot into these few days. Including a visit to a beautiful garden quite near here that is gardened is that a word!! a coulee well know as the Naked Gardeners!! yes they garden mainly in the nude !! my friend said "what even in the rose bushes" LOL fortunately/unfortunately we did not see them at work the day we went...well I did see Mr. but he had a T shirt on and a thong !!... We were also able to take them so see other friends they had made some years ago in a place called Blanford Forum which is quite near Salisbury. Salisbury is famous for having the Cathedral with the highest steeple in Britian.
After Bob and Mary left it gave Mary and I time to come down to earth for a week or so and now we are away again...Till we get back look after one another and always remember to say I LOVE YOU to all your loved ones and friends.. Take Care xx


  1. Glad to hear you had a wonderful visit with your NZ friends!! I hope you have a very safe and uneventful trip to Scotland and that you enjoy your time there very much! Return to us safe and sound! Love and hugs!! xxoo

  2. Safe journeys both ways Sybil have the best time ever and Congratulations to your Dear Sister and BIL on there "Golden Wedding Anniversary".What an achievement.My parents just reached theirs before I lost them both,but were together from being 3yrs old from the same street at toddlers.So they were together realy for 70yrs.I hope everything you all do throughout your visit turns out fantastic,Enjoy the meal.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

  3. Congratulations to Sara and John Sybil!
    I know you are going to have a fabulous time in Scotland with your 'ain folk'.
    Give them both my best wishes and a big hug too.
    I have to tell you that I persevered and managed at last to see your wonderful cruise photos. My! They were fantastic! What a great time you both must have had. You look years younger since I last met you.
    I must save up for a cruise. lol
    Have a great time in 'Bonnie Scotland'. Our hameland.
    Much love
    Jeanie xxxxx

  4. 50 years, what an achievement, have a great time helping them celebrate.

  5. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating that golden wedding as I am sure you will.

    I have seen that garden on the telly, the one with the naked gardeners. Some of them were interview but kept themselves discreetly covered although I do remember seeing a bare bottom in the distance!

  6. Hope you'll have had a great trip to the Auld Country, Sybil.

  7. What a great post, and thank you for visiting me by way of Buttercup! Thank you!
    I'll be visiting you too - what a difference in lives we live - so interesting. Glad you had a nice trip and celebrating with all.
    Jo in Minnesota!

  8. Hi Sybil, What a busy and lovely time you've had lately. Hope you'll post photos of your trip to Scotland. I loved the photos from the cruise and only regret I couldn't have joined you and the people you met. It looked like a wonderful and fun time and I am enjoying the picture of St. Thomas harbor on your header.
    Hugs and good wishes, Buttercup