Friday, 29 March 2013

Snowy spring & loitering at church.

Rachel and I often wait around for a few minutes at church on Monday evening before the missionary couple arrives. I've used this opportunity to take some pictures. The days are getting longer - which is a blessing, so at 6:00, when most of these pictures are taken, it's only just getting dark.

The last two springs in Scotland have been fabulous. This year, as you can see, does not follow suit. 

Out the back window at my flat.

In the church car park.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Just little things

To get caught up, I'll just post a few pictures of things that have caught my eye over the past few weeks.

One of the church's on Great Western Road

Trongate, City centre

An old bookplate in a copy of "Testament of Youth" I found.

The window of an antique store.

Some of the books on my bookshelf.

Working on my embroidery - and my much used & much loved embroidery thimble.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Spring's Baby Shower!

I'll just put a few pictures up, but a few weeks back we had a shower for Spring and her forthcoming baby. I think showers are mostly an American thing. Hmm...

Well, Sister Whitney had the idea, but lots of people pulled together to make it work. Sisters from Glasgow ward brought food, Patsy brought cupcakes, and it went off very well.

Spring opening her jolly presents (she got a lot of nappies & a LOT of baby wipes!)

The decorations!

Cupcake decorating contest: Mercy & Rhona.

Everyone busily decorating!

The winner!

The cupcakes!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Shonaidh & Alice: Part Three!

Good grief! I had no idea I was so far behind in writing on my blog. Gah! Terrible! I apologise. Well! Long, long ago on Valentine's Day, Shonaidh, Alice, Rachel and I went out. First we went to Bradfords, an old-fashioned tea room. I had heard good things about it, and thought it might be more authentic than the Mackintosh tea rooms (which are picturesque, but the service is neglectful at best and the food isn't very good either!). It was just a plain, dusty little tea room. The food was good though, and we had a wonderful time. I was thrilled that they served lavender tea! Loose! It was lovely.

After the tea room, we went to the cinema to see Warm Bodies, which is a modern spin on Romeo & Juliet (not as tragic), with zombies! I loved it! It was a happy tummy movie.

Alice, Rachel & myself sitting in the window seat.

Our view across Sauchiehall Street.

Shonaidh & Alice.

Rachel & Alice.

And a picture from the film:
A picture from "Warm Bodies". Never thought I'd say this about a zombie film, but I totally loved it! The fellow is played by Nicholas Hoult, who played the little boy in "About a Boy"