Back home from our two-week holiday and break in Scotland at the cottage – you may have noticed my absence. The weather in our part of Scotland (the South West corner) has been absolutely glorious – so many hot sunny days and blue skies – who needs to go abroad!
Thank you to everyone for your recent comments on my previous posts – I was not ignoring you all I have no internet connection at the cottage and so am oblivious to life in the rest of the world. I would normally reply to your comments but time is a bit scarce at the moment as I have a lot of catching up to do both in the house and in blogland so please accept this general acknowledgement.
Whilst we were on holiday (which I will write about in another post) I had my birthday, and also a funeral to attend – not on the same day but close. The call to say that OH’s uncle from the Scottish side of the family had unexpectedly passed away came as we were enjoying the first day of our holiday but being close to Kilmarnock (82 miles up the road from our cottage) we decided it would be fairly easy to attend the funeral.
Not everyone gets to go to a funeral on holiday and like most people we had not packed clothes for such an occasion so we had no option but to go in our holiday attire – the best we could do was black jeans each, a suitable top for me and dark t-shirt and jumper for OH and yes as you can imagine we did stand out from the crowd who were quite soberly and traditionally dressed, the men in black suits, white shirts and black ties and the women black dresses or skirts, but the family did not mind rather they were pleased to see us.
The funeral director and staff did however show a look of horror once or twice especially when the announcer called for any family members to enter the crematorium chapel first and we stepped forward – until then it was probably thought we were just passers-by!
Being on holiday for my birthday does mean I have spent a lot of my day today opening cards and presents and answering messages. So back to the unpacking now as it is work again for me tomorrow.
I will just leave you with a few holiday snaps…
Kipford and Rockcliffe
Ardwell Walled Gardens
Across Agnew Park Stranraer