Saturday, December 29, 2012

The last day

My brother and family have now gone but Daughter 2 is still here and Son and Daughter-in-Law came for an unexpected visit. DIL had to stay in the house and write up her portfolio but the four of us climbed Corstorphine Hill. It was somewhat muddy and chilly but we enjoyed ourselves nevertheless. Here they are with the Pentland Hills in the background.

This is looking over towards the sea.

In the distance you can see the Calton Hill with Edinburgh's Disgrace and Nelson's Monument.

And there's Arthur's Seat, another of our hills, looking tiny on the horizon. That's a golf course in the foreground. I would quite like to join a golf club for the nice walks and good views, as long as I could just wander round with friends and not bother to hit the little balls.

Downhill again, in the easy direction.

Looking over to the hills of Fife on the other side of the water.

Then home for tea.

Son and DIL have gone now and Daughter 2, who's visiting a friend this evening, goes down tomorrow to Somerset to spend New Year with her actor husband, who's appearing in "The Wind in the Willows" in Taunton. She won't be here for more than a weekend till - who knows when?

At the risk of sounding peevish... I'm really going to miss her. I love her so much.


  1. Anonymous9:48 pm

    Thank you for the lovely photographs!

  2. The photos are lovely. I'm sure you will miss her so much.

  3. So good to have them come and so painful to have them leave, I still cry each time our daughter leaves.

  4. I have to ask... what is "Edinburgh's Disgrace"?

  5. That looks a lovely, fresh, wintery walk.

    I hope it`s not too long before you see your daughter again.

  6. I want to ask the same question as Marcheline. And also to suggest that hitting 'the little balls' is kind of the point of a golf course ... Happy New Year, anyway!

  7. I miss my daughter Em and her family who now live an eight hours drive away, so we don't see them as often as I would like. But how wonderful that you had such a group of people you love visiting over the holidays!