Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Whiling away half an hour
Daughter 1 was getting her eyes tested. The grandchildren and I went for a little walk in Princes Street Gardens while she did so. "There's man on big horse, Granny."
It began to rain slightly but we were not daunted. We had hoods.
He posed for a photo with Edinburgh Castle.
He paid no attention to the Castle. After all, he had a tractor to run along the railing, which was at a convenient tractorish height.
It was an interesting challenge to walk along this line of cobblestones.
"Look, Granny. A cone!" (Yes, it's there if you look hard enough. He's a great fan of street furniture, including traffic cones. He also likes keep left signs.)
He stood for a while, admiring the cone. (Well, he's seen the Castle often enough. But you don't often see cones in parks.) As he did so, he slotted his feet into the little bit between the path and the grass and leaned on the fence. This is how he got a wet stripe across his tummy and rather muddy shoes. (Oops.)
Then we went back to collect Mummy.