Friday, 9 September 2016

Smiles this Week

Good Morning Smilers!

 We arrived home yesterday afternoon after a lovely holiday in Dorset spent with friends.  The last of the washing is now blowing away on the line.

Having watched every series of the Monkey World programmes on the television and feeling we almost knew both the animals and keepers I was keen to visit the rescue centre.  So that was the reason for our holiday which was booked a few weeks ago.

Our friends Pat and Allan  drove from Essex and we met up at the lovely B&B we had chosen.

When it was time to come home we all agreed we'd had liked another couple of days.  The weather was great and Dorset is a beautiful part of the country which I'd not visited since childhood.

The photo of the ring tailed lemur was taken at Monkey World and the second photo is me feeding swans at the Swannery on Tuesday.

I didn't worry about my diet and enjoyed some delicious meals, several big glasses of red wine and an ice cream each day.  I've put 4lbs back on but am now back on track and sure that will soon be off


I'm linking up with Annie on her Stitch in Time blog where she invites us to share our Smiles of the Week every Friday.

Have a lovely Weekend Everybody!

25 comments:

Annie said...

That sounds like my work of break away. Good company in a lovely part of the world and good food too....what more could anyone want?
Hugs,
Annie x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely pics Barb, nice to have a break, we are off next week and not back till the end of the month, so see you then...Oh I just noticed your craft cabin pic, love it.xxx {aNNie}

brenda said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time in Dorset Barb and it's a lovely photograph of all the swans.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Barb, sounds like a lovely holiday, never been to Dorset but believe it's beautiful. Great photos, what an amount of swans, and the weight gain...well it's a holiday and meant to be enjoyed, it'll come off again soon, Kate x

SARN said...

Dorset is one of my favourite places to holiday, so I am quite envious of your recent trip.

Happy Smiling Friday to you Barb xxx

Carole said...

Oh my what a lot of swans!! Looks and sounds like you were blessed with good weather, great company and a wonderful holiday!!

Karen Knott said...

Hi Barb,
Sounds like you had a great holiday, Monkey World is on my list of places I want to visit as I have always watched the programme too they do an amazing job there. I'm with you on the dieting, just wish it came off as quickly and easily as it goes on ;)
Hugs, Kaz x

Janice said...

Lovely photos Barb, it sounds as though you had a great time.
Janice x

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a fab trip! Great photos!

Angela Radford said...

It looks like we've had the same ideas of getting away for a while. We got back from the coast and then went to Macclesfield to see some friends so it's been a bit hectic. I hope you have a lovely restful weekend, Angela x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Barb, It's good to hear that you've enjoyed your holiday in Dorset and to see you looking so well and happy on the photograph. Well done for getting back on track so quickly, you are an inspiration to us all. Have a lovely weekend. Sandra x

Veerle said...

So nice you had a lovely time Barb. Great pictures.
Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Veerle x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely photos!! How many swans!!!
...Enjoy your break :)

Erika said...

A couple of great photographs Barb, love the lemur, my eldest boy has a lemur onesie suit and it has a great big tail like that. The dog loves it and chases him.
I wouldn't worry about the diet, we can't be good all the time. x

Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Glad you had a lovely time and great pictures too.
Lorraine

cotnob said...

Fabulous photographs, I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday - we spent a week in Dorset earlier this year and visited Monkey World!
Pauline
x

rachel said...

Hi there - you're looking very trim to me in your picture! Ane I love that Lemur! Hugs rachel x

PJ said...

These are awesome pictures. I love them! And you look beautiful, I'm glad you enjoyed your time and let yourself indulge a little bit, we all need that, perhaps I think I might need to practice a bit more restraint in my dieting..

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Barb and happy Friday. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday especially if you'd like to stay longer. Those swans look fabulous - all white and graceful, but I know they can be aggressive - those ones must be well fed. Anyway have a wonderful weekend, cheers Robyn

mamapez5 said...

You shouldn't have to watch your weight on holiday. I am sure you will soon be back on track. Dorset is where I lived as a child, and there are so many lovely places to visit around there. I am glad you had a good time there. Kate x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant photo of your holiday.....love the photo of you and the swans....Joolsx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! That's like a zillion swans. The ring tailed lemur is very neat looking. I won't show Charles my cat. He'd have tail envy.

Pat said...

I love your photos Barb. I have been to Dorset quite a few times over the years and it is lovely. I have been to the swannery at Abbotsbury but more years ago than I care to remember, but have never been to Monkey World. Glad you had a great time there. x

Lisa Andersson said...

Great pics and it sounds like you´ve had a lovely holiday.
Hugs, Lisa

Greta said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday, Barb--fun seeing your pictures!