Petticoats & Lashes Photography – Toddler Photoshoot

There’s something really special about having professional photos taken of our children. It’s a great way for a keepsake and great for Christmas gifts for the grandparents. Over a week ago we took Alex along with his cousin Lucy to get some photos done with Charlene of Petticoat & Lashes Photography by Charlene Hoey. Charlene is my younger cousin but I choose her to do the photos because she is incredibly talented and so laid back and easy to work with. She didn’t show any frustration or annoyance towards Alex or Lucy who were a little apprehensive at first to get their photos taken, although when they both finally warmed up we got some cracking photographs. We went to Calendar […]

Our Trip To Arran

Last week David, Alex & myself went on our annual holiday with my parents and close family friend and our dogs. We always stay in Scotland visiting the islands from Skye to Mull. This year we went to Arran for the week. Where We Stayed We booked a cottage in the village of Pirnmill on the north west side of the island. The area was lovely, quiet and right next to the beach. The beach was a bit rocky but Alex and the dogs loved it. The amount of clam shells we found was amazing. Travelling took about 4 hours from Falkirk because we stopped for breakfast and took our time. We ended up getting the ferry from Claonaig to […]

How A Dog Helped Complete Our Family 

Until a few years ago I considered myself a cat person, they were the only animal I had as a family pet.  I knew I liked dogs and I was comfortable around them, but had never thought that I would ever have one as a pet/companion.  That was until 3 years ago this October David and I were on our annual family holiday with my parents and friend on Mull. We didn't expect to be coming home with a new addition, an addition that has completed our family in more ways than one. The neighbours to the house we were renting had puppies, they said they were 8 weeks old or so, we had stopped to see them a few times. […]