Monday, 23 September 2019

High hopes dashed....

Things augured well for the weekend.

The sun was shining brightly in the northwest of Scotland on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday still not a cloud on the horizon.

We had the pleasure of first class company too*.

As dawn broke over the Torridon hills on Sunday morning our thoughts were turning to the Rugby World Cup across the other side of the world in Japan.

At 8:45 am I remembered to stand for the "Flower of Scotland'...

Oh where oh where did it all go so wrong...?

PS You'll notice my Saltire flag neckerchief in picture #5. Your comments on my previous post put this as the clear winner from my bandana collection and so I must thank you all most sincerely for responding to my plea for help and resolving my holiday wardrobe dilemma so decisively! 

*Regular readers will of course recognise YAM-Aunty.


  1. oooh you had the best visitor ever!!!! and what a sunday morning you had... the colors are wonderful!

  2. Yay Bertie....the Saltire flag neckerchief was my favorite too. Such a disappointment when our teams lose.
    I admit to being more than a tad envious of Aunty having the pleasure of staying with you...however, how wonderful that you 3 found each other thru the WWW
    Hugs Cecilia

  3. Well at least the weather and your guest were a bright spot on the weekend.

  4. Oh dear....Well, at least you did your part!

  5. The Saltire was the right decision Bertie, you look so handsome. All the German lady doggies will swoon when you wear it.
    Well at least the weather was glorious - even if the Rugby results weren't !

    Inca xx

  6. Hari om
    Bertie lad, it was a stunner of a weekend... rugby results aside... hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  7. What a magnificent weekend you had, Bertie, and you even had YAM-Aunty to hang out with!

  8. It looks like it was a beautiful weekend...and you can't win them all right?

    Kiki and Rosie

  9. Just came from Angus...he's not happy either; but at least the weather and company are fabulous where you are!

  10. How pawesome to have clear skies and a wonderful visit with YAM-Aunty!!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  11. Yay! a visit from Yam-Aunty makes a great weekend
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. Oh well, sports scores come and go, but friendships are the things you remember ❤️

  13. Proper choice of handkerchief my pal! Sorry abouts the game....Ma said she was a little happy since she is half Irish, and she said she couldn't help it. Sorry abouts her. I'm with you! BOL (don't tells her I said that, k?)
    Oh, you knows it's a good time if YAM-Aunty is there!
    Ruby ♥