Our little soiree on Monday evening to celebrate our 10 years here in France was a great opportunity to get friends and neighbors together and thank them for their support and friendship during our time here. There were however many others who were out of the country (or sailing on canal boats) who have contributed to making our time here so enjoyable. A shout out goes to Mike & Liz, Karen, Margaret & Norman, Dennis & Angela, Denis & Pauline, Mike & Pat, Colin & Elizabeth, Doreen & Michael, Roger & Liz plus many others who have touched our lives.
Over the years we have many great get-togethers.
Sadly we have lost some dear friends along the way who are badly missed but who played their part in our great French experience.
Great gathering of friends and neighbours last night to help Pauline and I,along with our friend Cally celebrate 10 years (to the day) of living in France. Cally arrived in France on the exact same day as us along with Nev who sadly is no longer with us and we have shared many great experiences together over the years. Miki, the owner of 'Le Bourg' was kind enough to let us use it as the venue and it was ideal as with over 70 guests it meant we could spill out onto the terrace which was looking good for the occasion.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who joined us for the occasion and who were too generous with their gifts and contributions. As I said last night you have all contributed to making our life in France a really special part of our lives.
After our stay with Paul in Glasgow we headed over to Edinburgh to visit Michael & Rose and the adorable Ada.We were lucky enough to have great weather which meant we could get out and about. On Wednesday they took us along the 'Water of Leith' walk which is easily accessible from their home.
It is delightful...
the walk takes you through Stockbridge, under the Dean bridge and onto the 19th century buildings of the beautiful Dean Village.
We were over in Scotland last week for a few days for a family visit. Ryanair got us to Glasgow via Stansted where Paul put us up for the night and we had a good catch up over dinner and his local Chinese restaurant...very nice! He lives in the Anniesland district of the city which boasts this delightful former art deco cinema. He is also near the Clyde canal and took us a short walk to show us the nearest lock.
It is always a joy to visit Glasgow as the people are a unique breed and probably among the friendliest people in the world. We knew we had arrived as the signs were there...sunglasses and fluffy slippers at the airport...ah Glasgow!