Thursday, February 11, 2016

Activities


Ooh look, the pictures have gone small again, at least they look so as I'm typing here. The week has been a bit flat, as it always is after Daughter 2 has gone back to London. Here she is at the weekend, taking an interest in her little brother - though I can't remember what they were looking at -




 and her nephew



and her niece. We're all missing her.



However, I've been getting on with my new quilt, which is nothing very fancy but weirdly addictive. This is going to be for Son and Daughter-in-Law, hence the cat fabrics (they have two newish cats), though I may have to abandon it temporarily to make a baby quilt.



Today we took the little ones to Lauriston Castle with their scooters. It was somewhat muddy underfoot and rather chilly but we enjoyed being outside. We hadn't been there for years, though it's only ten minutes from the house.




 
There's now a Japanese garden in the grounds to celebrate Edinburgh's twinning with Kyoto (of which I have to say I was unaware until today). It's lovely, though I feel that this is maybe not its best time of year. We will return in the season of less mud and more cherry blossom. I wonder if Kyoto has a Scottish garden and if so, what might it be like? Muddy... ?



8 comments:

  1. Lots of thistles, too, do you think? Never really understood this twinning apart from being a bit of a jolly for the Mayor and council?

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  2. That would be interesting to look for photos of the Scottish garden. :) I always feel flat when one of my kids leaves; I like having them around.

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  3. Perhaps the Japanese garden will be truly beautiful in spring with cherry blossoms abloom?

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  4. I didn't see a Scottish garden when I was there (she said flashily).

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  5. You are fortunate to be near to so many really interesting and historic places - and scooter-friendly, too.

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  6. Love the ponytail/ Pigtail. Grand daughter is progressing rapidly and I am sure Little N is almost ready for school.

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  7. We were looking at potential re-cladding materials for little-brother's house!

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