I want to say hello and welcome to two new Followers, Wendy and Megan, thank you so much for visiting and choosing to follow, I hope you will pop in when you can and like what I make. Aquarius and Lesley thank you too for your visit and comments and I will be over to see you all soon. Thanks to all my usual Followers for your kind comments too, I appreciate them all, and know it takes time to go through your lists, so ta very much.
What a day I've had!! It was such a lovely morning that we decided to go for a run, in the car, and have a wee walk, so off we went to Fortrose, Channory Point and we were lucky enough to see three Dolphins. They are known to be at this spot, but I have rarely seen them. They were puddling about, not giving it the high leaps but nevertheless my heart just sang at seeing them. Of course I had no camera and not even my phone, which I left on the chair beside my insulin kit to pop in my bag, luckily I took the insulin. I go nowhere without my phone, don't feel dressed if I've not got it, a bit like not having my lippy and earrings on. Anyway, I was kicking myself as I would have loved to show them to you.
Next, we went to Dingwall and Alistair took me for lunch, in no less a place that the Dingwall Auction and Mart. That man takes me to some wild places. There is a café there and it is fabulous, and today was really busy as there were sales on, the place was stuffed to the gunwales with farmers. What food though and really very reasonably prices and oh the home baking was to die for.
Having never been to a livestock market before, I thought I would like to see what it was all about. Well it's very noisy and smelly, I sat beside this elderly man who was obviously a farmer, I could tell by his dungarees, muck and big staff. I asked him how he managed to understand the Auctioneer as he was talking at a 100 miles an hour in what appeared to be a foreign language. Laughing, the farmer told me that you acquire an ear for it. I then asked what was going to happen to the sheep next, off to be slaughtered he told me. I must have gone all shades of green and then a little bit of tears let me down, as the song goes. Oh I did feel a fool, it's not as if I don't eat meat, I have tried in the past to be a veggie, but it didn't work. However, the farmer just patted my arm and gave me a there there sort of smile. I was so glad I'd had my Black Pudding Roll before I went in. What a hypocrite I am.
On the way home, I spied three Birds of Prey, I think there was a buzzard and a couple of falcons of some kind. I'm not that good at identifying birds. So, It's been a great outing, but glad to get home and beat the huge hailstones, really cold as well now.
On to my card;
Some more Inkylicious loveliness. Once again the photo is pants, I hope you can read the sentiment. I'm loving making my own backgrounds but I need loads of practise.
That's me for today, I hope you enjoyed my long winded story and my make, I'll love you and leave you now and hope that you have a great evening and see you soon,