It was wonderful last week, to be able to have visitors to stay... and not just any old visitors but family, in the form of Andy's cousin Maggie and her husband Mark.
My in-laws, yeah, but they have always felt like family to me.
They came to Scotland from Canada for an extended stay, taking in the Western Isles and all that the Scottish weather and hospitality could offer.
Over the years, we have spent many fun times with the Scurfield branch of the family. They opened their homes and hearts to us all, allowing us a glimpse of what their family and by association, Canada had to offer!
There were road trips, boat trips, water parks, theme parks and many, many interesting family meals!
We can never thank you enough. The welcoming hospitality began with the matriarch, Aunt Maggie and her husband Uncle Jim and is continuing with their children... Jamie, Evelyn and Maggie... and including partners Giselle, Todd and Mark.
"Grazie mille" to you all.
The previous photos were taken in 1991 and Aunt Maggie is still on matriarchal duties!
Here are some snapshots of the recent family reunion in Largs...
|Extended family in extended room!|
Inside - table for two?
|Maggie and Robin|
Outside - where will we go?
There are four choices in Largs... up the hill...
|Kenny and Marks|
|Natalie and Maggie|
What about out to the pencil?
|Are Mark and Maggie Vikings?|
Or there is always a welcome visit to the Anchor Bar...
Then... waiting for the sunset.
Thanks for including us Maggie and Mark, in your trip's itinerary. We loved having you and even the sun smiled when you visited us in Largs...