Weekly Smile: 6 June 2022

Whatever else is going on in life there are always smiles to be found somewhere…

We’ve just had a national four-day bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – that’s 70 years on the throne for her, a new record for length of reign of a British Monarch, so quite something to celebrate… And even for those who are not necessarily ardent royalists that’s an impressive achievement and worthy of all our respect.

Over all four days of the bank holiday weekend – Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Sat 4th and Sun 5th June – even though we are in the north of Scotland amazingly we had absolutely no rain at all. Not one single drop of precipitation. So we had beautiful blue skies all weekend – and after a shiveringly cold and wet May the whole month through, it was seriously smile-inducing to be able to spend the first few days of June in the garden soaking up the sunshine in minimal layers of clothing at long last.

And happily as my son was off work for the extended bank holiday he drove up from his home in the south of Scotland to stay with us for the duration – due to one thing or another we hadn’t actually seen him since Christmas, so it was really lovely to see him again and hopefully it won’t be another six months until we see him again. Both my daughters live relatively near, so it is generally easier to see them (plus their partners and children) more regularly.

It felt so good to be able to cook lots of mum food for him, I know he’s a grown man and he’ll be 40 this year but in my heart he’s still my little boy, my firstborn, and I always marvel at how I managed to grow three such wonderful people inside my belly. We reminisced over some old Top of the Pops re-runs from the early 1990s and sniggered our way through Wayne’s World – a real blast from the past – and set the world to rights in our own way, and it was such fun to spend time together just chilling.

So that’s my smile for this week – a wonderful four-day bank holiday weekend of lovely weather and quality time spent with my lovely very grown-up son… 🙂 ❤

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8 thoughts on “Weekly Smile: 6 June 2022

  1. Oh, how lovely to spend the Jubilee with your son.
    I read where Scotland was the only place in the UK to have sunshine for the whole of the Jubilee. Here in our corner of Yorkshire it rained on and off each day except for Friday and that was the day of our family jubilee party, such a relief.🙂

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  2. If you’re a Mike Myers fan, have you seen “So I Married An Axe Murderer”? He plays the main character and the main character’s Scottish father. I think you’d appreciate it.

    I always liked staying with Mom whenever I’d go to Chicago. I’m glad you had a good visit.

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    1. I haven’t actually seen that particular movie, but we loved Mike Myers portrayal of Scottish henchman Fat Bastard in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me – it grosses us out big-time but always makes us laugh! 🙂

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