Day 1048 a wee day trip with Mum & Dad 👨‍👩‍👧

We had a lovely meal in the Gateside Inn last night, for Mum’s birthday.

Dad and I had Peppered Beef with Rice and Veg, Mum had Chicken Tempura and Craig had Chicken & Leek Pie.

Holly had laid on a bottle of Prosecco and a bottle of Nozeco for us which was so lovely of her.

Dad and Craig had lentil soup to start…. For the first time ever, I never had a starter. Unheard of!

I did, however, order the Toasted Waffles with Tablet ice cream and toffee sauce…

Of course Mum and I had to share it as it is massive!!!! but very, very good…

By the time you eaten a Gateside meal, there is nothing else for it but to put your feet up in front of the fire, especially since you were awake since 5am. 😂

We lit the tealight village when we came home and I managed to stay awake for another hour before heading to bed at 10pm. Rock me on a night out eh?!

Mum got lots of cuddles whether she liked it or not!

I slept really well and woke at 6.48 which is a lie in for me these days.

Craig did a lot of work on his Scottish Dog Behaviourist page this morning and put out a post asking as many people to share as possible. We joked that maybe 20 people would…. We are so very grateful that currently he has 118 followers now which yesterday, midday, was ZERO. The response has been phenomenal and we are truly grateful.

88 people have already shared his post! This is where social media plays a great role…. in creating awareness.

He’ll be doing 2 or 3 posts a day to help us understand our dogs a bit better. Jeez I’m tired, you know what I mean but that didn’t even really make sense to me!

He went off to meet the village woodcutters at 10 and Mum and Dad and I headed down to Gro Coffee in Irvine. Here are the pups getting settled when we left.

Here’s Mum in Gro on her Birthday Boxing Day!

The food in Gro Coffee is out of this world. I had the breakfast taco, Dad had an omelette with Cajun chicken and Mexican veg (which resembled a calzone pizza) and Mum had poached eggs with smoked salmon. It was exquisite.

Mum bought a huge strawberry tart for Craig and we went for a freezing cold, brisk walk along the promenade!

It’s wild and all though 8°C, the wind chill made if feel so much colder!

I’m really looking forward to some sunshine, even just blue sky would be lovely. It’s not very picturesque at the moment though it was certainly dramatic.

Irvine Beach

We got home by 2ish and Mum and Dad left to head home. I think I might need a wee nap after all that lovely food and sea air. The wood burning stove is on in the sunroom, for the first time in ages, and I might just settle into Gran’s chair like old times.

Oh I should show you my beautiful flowers… the tulips from Mum and Dad and the roses from Claire through the week. What a lovely surprise and they’re such a joy to see. A reminder of brighter weather to come!

Thanks again to all of you who have shared the Scottish Dog Behaviourist. It’s the only way he will become known. Your distance from us shouldn’t matter as he will share lots of tips on a daily basis and eventually run online courses so that everyone can have access to his work.

For those of you who don’t have dogs…. I will talk about something else one day, I promise 😂😂😂

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️

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