Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mummies and grannies

After my piano lesson today, Mr Life and I walked across Bruntsfield Links,
- you can see the Castle from the non-postcard angle to the left of the spire in the photo at the top and the right of the spire in the one immediately above -
and across the Meadows. The weather is still unseasonably warm and it was very odd to see people sunbathing on the grass in t-shirts and shorts while the trees were still leafless.
We then walked up Middle Meadow Walk to the museum, to see the Fascinating Mummies exhibition.
We didn't actually see this picture but we did see many examples of similar Egyptian drawings and inscriptions. It's very strange to look at objects created up to 5000 years ago and to think of the people who drew them. In many ways they were very different from us and yet in other ways, probably, they were quite similar.
In the late afternoon, Grandson and his parents returned. It was lovely lovely lovely to see them. Meanwhile, Daughter 2 was in the office till after 10 pm for the second night running.


  1. Your little feller is growing! Love those daffs....a whole swathe of daffs is so pretty.

  2. It is odd seeing people out in summer clothes without a leaf in sight, isn't it!

  3. Those daffodils are beautiful.

    No doubt the Ancient Egyptian Grannies were just as doting of their young ones as we are! What a happy and contented child he looks, in all of his photographs.

  4. I've been secretly wishing for the kind of March weather I expect. And seeing the pictures of your gorgeous grandboy has me wishing all children had reason to be so very smiley. (Once a social worker, always a social worker I guess.)

  5. Look at that blue sky! And here I was thinking that you would only see that kind of blue sky Down Under...just kidding! The field of daffodils is gorgeous.
    Your comments about it being strange to look at artefacts made 5000 years ago and wondering about the people who made them is almost exactly what Ken said when we saw the Tutenkhamen exhibition here.
    You just never know, that painting by your ancestor might turn up somewhere in a couple of thousand years time, and people might be wondering about him too.