Wednesday, 21 February 2018

My Holiday Treat

Spent my first afternoon in Edinburgh test driving self threading overlockers at Drummonds Sewing.  Nothing wrong with my faithful Bernina but no longer able to thread it due to sight loss.  My interest in garment sewing has rekindled, particularly with knit fabrics so an overlocker is fairly essential for a good job.

Have had it a month now and getting on very well – I can even see to change needles myself with aid of magnification.  This has extended my sewing pleasure no end.

Self threading – Amazing!!!

Sound Advice

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Edinburgh 2018

Posing with the Queen's Rolls Royce which accompanied her on the Royal Yacht.

Ship's bell.

Another pose by the yacht!

Scooby looking longingly at the toy corgis!


Almost time for home Scooby - train leaves in half an hour.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Royal Yacht Britannia - Endinburgh

Arrived in a very cold Edinburgh but the view in between showers from our hotel room was magnificent.  When the clouds cleared we had snow covered mountains beyond the city.

The Royal Yacht Britannia - brilliant day out.  Scooby managed to charm the staff and really enjoyed himself posing for the on board photgrapher

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Valletta Gardens and harbour

Short journey across the harbour to the capital city of Valletta.  High up the vista is amazing. 

Early morning walk

Early morning stroll before breakfast - we are loving every minute on this island.

Knights of St John

Within the silent city of Medina a montage of the Knights of St John

Friday, 8 December 2017

Craft Village

Quick stop at the Craft Village to see some traditional artisans at work.

First Tour

WOW - we love this place.  First stop on the first tour of the holiday.

Blue skies, blue sea, sunshine - what more could we want in December.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

We're Here!

View from our room over Silema.

Looking out front of hotel on our first evening.  It's warm (compared to Manchester), 20 degrees.  Looking forward to dinner and a good sleep - missed our beds last night travelling to Manchester for an early take off................ which was somewhat delayed due to a passenger wanting to get off the plane at the last minute.  At least it wasn't Paul.