Day 921 gift shopping then caught in a HAIL shower with the dogs and an evening at Claire’s 💜

Another lovely morning in the little gift shop from 9.30-1pm.

We have new jewellery in which I priced up before putting it out on display… the lovely chunky silver bracelets at the bottom of the stand.

The diet is still going well😳 … check the colour of this french fancy!! We were buzzing after all those e-numbers…. 😂

A customer came in looking for a lovely vase and wanted some flowers in it. Gayle used to be a florist…. Look what she did!!!

Isn’t that beautiful!!! She then wrapped tissue and ribbon around it. We were blown away by how easy she made it look. Once again I pity the poor person that asks me to do that…… 😂😂 but I mean that in the most positive way as I know that I can learn to do it. She has years of experience!

As soon as 1pm came, the heavens had opened again….. it was pouring and I got soaked running back to the van. I only live 5 minutes’ drive from the shop and once I was home it was quite nice looking out….. I should have known otherwise though. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

Here I am sitting on the step into the bedroom, getting the dogs ready to go out…. There is dog hair EVERYWHERE!! We don’t remember it ever being this bad….

Look at my leggings……. I mean, COME ON!!!!

We hadn’t been out for much more than 5 minutes when the hail shower hit…. They were big hail stones and they were sore! I started laugh screaming and the dogs didn’t like it one little bit, they all cooried into me and I hunched over the three of them to protect them but the hail stones were really sore!! I tried to turn around to go back home but I couldn’t walk into them, just had to turn my back until it stopped. We cuddled into a hedgerow! All the dogs tails were curled right under them…. Poor souls. I was drenched and freezing but carried on our walk as we couldn’t really get any wetter.

Claire spotted me walking home!

I had left the back door open by mistake, so not only had to dry the dogs off but the door, the walls and the floor….. 😳

I had to peel my soaking wet clothes off my freezing cold skin and the shower was stinging so I had to turn that down to almost cold to acclimatise.

We then had a “pup-in-goonie” photo shoot!!!

Bhruic did not get the “stand tall and straight and perfectly” memo…… 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😂 she just doesn’t sit like a lady….. 😆

For the last hour I’ve been sat on the couch in a Christmas onesie…. Defrosting.

I’m heading next door to Claire’s for a takeaway tonight as she has an empty…. Craig gets an empty by default. 😆 Looking forward to a great catch up. Craig commented that he hoped I wasn’t going in this onesie….. I’d love to but I’d have to crawl through our loft space into her house as I couldn’t go outside in this 😆🤣🤣🤣

Here we are and I am in real clothes!!! I crept out the house without speaking to a dog. A wee Nosecco toast!! Here’s to a lovely evening!

Then tomorrow I’m off on a day trip with a dozen or so other neighbours. We’re going on a cruise on the Paddle Steamer Waverley.

I am super excited as I’ve wanted to go on the Waverley for a very long time!

We meet her in Largs at 12.45 and have a minibus picking us up at 11am. Good times!

Hope you’re all having a lovely weeekend! S

Ray safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️