Saturday, November 19, 2011

Seven Days

A different Seven Days for me this week, as I headed down to the mainland for the week. 

Dazzled by the bright lights again.

Enjoying the Edinburgh sights - the Castle, a favourite cafe, an interesting banner outside a church, and the Big Wheel going up, ready for the Christmas festival.

Catching up with dear family. My sister, Susan, and her husband were on a flying visit from Canada.  So lovely to see them, even if it was only for a short time.  Karen and lovely Erin - two beautiful smiling girls.  Kenneth, and his girlfriend Louise were good company when I was in Edinburgh, and Finlay, looking very thoughtful. Just so wonderful to spend some time with them all.

Another cafe?  Well, it's what you do on holiday  Pecan and stem ginger cake = very nice.  This is the famous coffee house where JKR wrote some of the first Harry Potter book.  I love the view of Edinburgh Castle from here - and I giggled at the joke some wag had added to this notice in the Ladies room.

Brilliant autumn colours - on trees for a change!

Gorgeous, sparkly, Christmassy loveliness at the Country Living magazine fair. So many beautiful things.  Karen, Erin and I had a really lovely day there.  Very inspiring.

And lets just have another cuddle, shall we?

What ordinary - extraordinary happenings have touched you in the last Seven Days?  If you would like to join in - on any day, please leave a link in the comments, and we can all share in the joy. xxx

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  1. Looks like a love filled, luscious kind of break.

  2. That last photo is just precious! Looks like lots of fun:)) ~Barefoot Mama

  3. So many lovely photos!

    And a complete aside've got FABULOUS hair!

  4. Glad you had such a lovely holiday. Erin is a doll.

  5. Glad you had such a wonderful time catching up with family. You all look so happy. xx

  6. Jacqui, you look STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I LOVE that last photo of you! You are a very beautiful lady xxx

  8. What a wonderful visit, Jacqui!

  9. What a great week, looks like you had the BEST fun!

  10. Gorgeous photos of you Jacqui, it's nice to see you on the other side of the lens for a change!

    I'm hoping to join in with seven days when I upload pictures this evening.

    So glad to have you back, I bet the boys missed you!!

    San and co xxx

  11. What a wonderful seven days. I love all the smiling faces and all the cafe visits--that is what holidays are all about!

  12. It looks like you have been having a lovely time and soaking up lots of wonderful hugs!
    It is so nice to see your beautiful face !

  13. It looks like you're having a wonderful week with your family and all the sights. Love that sign on the toilet, lol ;)

  14. You look the youngest one there - apart from the luscious babe.
    Most of my family are in Edinburgh. But I dont seem to see anything but the inside of their flats!

  15. What a wonderful seven days...I still don't have a computer at home, but am glad to see what you have been up to on a friends laptop.
    Love your photos.
    Much love

  16. Lovely photos Jacqui. Glad you have a nice week. :-)

  17. Seven lovely things this week...
    Seeing three boardsful of freshly thrown pots.
    The morning mist rising in the Usk Valley.
    The welcome from my friend's dog.
    The cheque for September's sales at the gallery!
    Driving home by the mountain road and dropping down into the Ebbw valley at dusk.
    Half a day spent with daughter and her family

  18. Great happy smiles! and loving the out of order sign! someone has a sense of humour lol!!

    Here is my seven days if you fancy a look!

  19. what wonderful life-filled photographs. the last picture of you is lovely. (i enjoyed the joke on the out of order sign).

  20. love the photos, you and the family, beautiful. the cafes look so inviting too, and i love those castles i'd have to run up for a closer look.

    so glad you had a lovely time dear.


    Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    A lovely 7 days, catching up with family..and your sister too! I hope you had a wonderful time. All the photos are wonderful Jacqui, but I do love that last one and especially your caption-lol!
    Mine is here, as you know, and thank you for your lovely comment:

  24. Lovely, love that last photo, you both look wonderful!

    Happy Birthday Jacqui xxx

  25. What beautiful family photo's, and a lovely seven days of happy memories.
    And an extra special big birthday hug to you today Jacqui.

  26. Thank you all - such lovely messages.
    My Sister's visit was a lucky coincidence - they were only here for a few days to be at my nephew's passing out parade - they wouldn't have made it to the island.

  27. Joining in belatedly with my 7 days


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