You probably may not have even noticed, but it has been quite a while since I have posted. However, in my defense I am on holidays, and around here I try to put real life before blogging (gasp of horrors all around).
The more observervant among you may even notice a new look to the blog, and even, perhaps a little bit of de-cluttering? Or at least most of the clutter has now been swept to one corner of my 3 COLUMN BLOG! Yes – I have been the victim beneficiary of a makeover. Thanks must go to the patience, genius and understanding of DCR Design, and the kind permission of the Weeds & Wildflower digital designers who allowed me to use this delightful kit, called Delightful, appropriately enough!
I have made to layouts with the aforementioned Delightful kit
Here are a few photos to fill you in.
There has been a Medieval Fair at Dunluce Castle
We have taken George to the vet – 4 TIMES!
No visit to our cottage is complete without one visit to the vet’s surgery, but 4! One for routine booster injections, one for painkillers and antibiotics after losing a fight, one emergency dash for a feline urine infection (which included a general anesthetic, catheritisation, more antibiotics and now a special diet!) and finally today back for another check-up and all clear. Thank goodness for cat insurance! I have had a few bloggy enquiries as to if our cat does in fact also come on holidays with us, and yes, he does. He originally hails from our neighbour at the cottage, and seems to adapt well to having 2 homes (and 2 vets!).
My online photo masterclass is continuing, and this week it is aperture and depth of field we are “focusing” on (sorry, could not resist that pun). It is challenging, frustrating and enjoyable, all at once.
This week we have some lovely house guests who have joined us from Bristol for New Horizon. This is a large Christian Conference in a huge marquee in Coleraine. The is a great kids club which my daughters are attending, and there have been some excellent teaching sessions and seminars. The praise is being led by Kristen and Keith Getty.
Tonight I am going to a seminar entitled Blogging for Jesus, by Keith Hargaden. Wonder how many bloggers will attend , and I only know a couple of bloggers “in the real world” it should be fascinating.
After tea this evening we are taking the kids to Barry’s in Portrush. It is a tradition for most children brought up in Northern Ireland to be taken there for the dogems, merry-go-round, helter-skelter which I remember from my childhood. These days there have been a few new rides with names like “Freak Out” which I can assure you I won’t be on! I plan to take lots of photos (now, there’s a surprise) so come back soon.
Until then, take care.