Sunday, September 09, 2012

Cow creamer

 
Yesterday, at Son-in-Law 1's suggestion, we took a trip to Gullane in East Lothian, not far from Edinburgh. His very nice mother was visiting. We had lunch at The Old Club House (very good, except that they don't cater much for vegetarians) and then took a walk. Grandson enjoyed swinging...
 
 
... and sliding.
 
 
Then we strolled along the beach.
 
 
You probably can't see clearly in this reduced-for-Blogger photo, but there are people swimming in the sea. The North Sea. Brrr. It was a pleasant day for walking, but I can tell you from experience (not recent, but memorably chilly) that even in high summer, our sea is not warm.
 
 
And lastly, also at SIL 1's suggestion, we had tea in Falko's German Bakery. Yum. I'm sure our long...ish... walk counteracted the Sachertorte that I shared with Daughter 1. There were cow creamers on the tables. I've never seen one in actuality; just read about them in P G Wodehouse. In a moment when we were all distracted by cake, Grandson picked ours up and poured a stream of milk on to the table in a most interesting way. I was impressed by the speed of our reactions in relieving him of it.
 
And Happy Birthday for today, Daughter 1. It was a good idea of ours, having you.
 
 
 
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. One's reactions are certainly quick when dealing with a small child, aren't they?

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  2. I can see where that cow creamer would be irresistible to curious young fingers!

    But a caution: twice now I've been in restaurants where children about the age of your grandson have grabbed a hot beverage or teapot off the table and spilled boiling hot water on themselves. Poor babies. Tables and seating in restaurants are often crowded, and dangerous things are often within reach for curious young children, and children can be so quick. I'm sure you all take very good care of him, and I don't mean to suggest you need my input, but I thought I'd mention it since that was the first thing that popped into my head when you said he grabbed the cow creamer.

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  3. I regret that I did not take you indoors to see the cow-creamer display cabinet at my parents' house!

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  4. I can just imagine those quick reactions!

    Sounds as though you all had a lovely day beside the sea.

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  5. Looks like chilly fun. Swimmimg in the North sea does sound bracing!
    My how that wee boy is growing up...walking any day now?

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  6. Will you visit me and see my cow creamer, will have to put a picture on my blog! What a lovely day and oh dear, personal experience, the sea is cold there!

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  7. Oh I love Wodehouse and cow creamers!

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  8. Ooooh, I SO wish I were still there! both for the beach walk AND to see all of you move at lightening speed -- I'll bet that was FUN!!!

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  9. My lovely delft cow creamer got smashed in our last move, sniff. Our daughter was very adept at pouring its contents everywhere when she was small - must be the attractive shape makes it look like a toy!

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  10. I had a wonderful neighbor once who invited my children for tea parties and brought out her cow creamer for them.

    Your grandson has the most wholehearted smiles in the world!

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  11. I have used cow creamers. I can also milk a cow. Does that earn me extra points?

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  12. Well, I loved everything single thing about your paragraph on teh cow creamer!

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