Thursday, November 16, 2017

Out and about


It's been a very outdoorsy sort of week, with beautiful autumn weather. Somehow autumn sunshine is lovelier because you know winter is coming.



Granddaughter the Eldest and I had a trip to the Botanics and played in the leaves.



Then Mr Life and I had a day out on the bus to nearby Haddington, and walked along the river there.



It was a perfect day and we felt quite holidayish.



See how long the shadows are, and it was only mid-morning.



In the town, we said hello to Bridge Street, where my beloved Granny was born.




 and then we sat having lunch and looking out past a little lemon tree (with two lemons - so exotic) at the bridge.





Another day, we went with our walking friends to Penicuik (pronounced pennycook) and did a circular tour round Penicuik House, built in the 1760s and ruined by fire in 1899. The walls have been preserved so that you can see that it was once a beautiful Palladian mansion, and the estate is now open to the public.




This is still a vista from the house down an avenue of trees to a monument .



The walk was about seven miles and, despite the lovely weather, quite muddy in parts.



And then the other day Granddaughter the Eldest and I went to the museum and dressed up as explorers.

It's a surprisingly busy life. Which is very good.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely day - and I really like your new header photo! What sort of blooms are those?

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  2. I, too, like your header - the colours are right for the time of year.

    I wish I could get dressed as an explorer.

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  3. What a good life you have, good and busy. And beautiful. You have so many great places to walk and visit. Your grandchildren will have great memories of you.

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  4. Wonderful walks and times with the grands. I've been doing lots of walking, but nothing so scenic.

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  5. Walking... I really NEED to follow your example and get to walking! When we cone to Edinburgh again, I really do want to go the the places you share here!

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