Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Hogmanay


Our wedding anniversary was on the 27th (that was a fast 46 years; oh dear) and we took ourselves to the Botanics. For the first time ever, we got the cafe to ourselves. Where was everyone else?


The weather was dull, but perfectly pleasant. I love the Botanics in any weather.


Then the Edinburgh family came home from Son-in-Law's family down south. We collected them at the station. Edinburgh certainly has a lot of lights at this time of year.


The next day we gave the children their presents. Here's Big Grandson poring over a book about buses.


Yesterday, I took them to the local trampoline centre. They bounced.



Biggest Granddaughter also did this death-defying trapeze thing. She's very brave and also tries hard to do gymnastics, despite (I fear) not being blessed with the right genes.




Big Grandson watched. (He has the family cautious genes.) "I'm certainly not going to do that," he said. Wisely. 


I'm between quilts at the moment - I'm about to do one for a friend and she's coming down soon to discuss fabrics - so have been fiddling around during these quiet days, using up odd scraps of fabric. So thrifty: it's not as if I have a (small) cupboardful of unused material or anything... . But it's fun - not sure where I'm going with it yet.

My heart goes out to all my Australian bloggy friends - how terrible and terrifying these fires are! I hope you and yours are all safe.

And best wishes to all for 2020. The world needs to pull its socks up, I feel. Let's hope for better things soon.

(And while you're at it, world, please stop saying "Auld Lang Zyne". It's "ssyne"-  with an s-. It's just a variation of  "since". Not "zince". This is beginning to drive me sliiiiiightly mad.)

13 comments:

  1. Good to know about that pronunciation! I've been guilty of that. Louisa is like my Alison--a gymnastic lover and a bit of a daredevil. I have the cautious gene too! I loved the Botanics and the café. I did not love the Irn Bru, although I thank you for buying it for me to try. xoxo

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  2. Your scrap quilt is going to be........interesting. Very interesting! How brave your granddaughter is. And your grandson is still loyal to his interest in transportation and traffic. I wonder what they will do with their lives! I hope you and all your family have a wonderful 2020.

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  3. Happy New Year my Scottish friend! Your new quilt looks very fun - I love that you're enjoying it. I need to get serious about my quilting -- I have several projects that need to be finished -- and a wedding quilt (niece) that will need to be made this year. Thank you for being a steadfast blogger -- I live my dream life vicariously through you!!! XOXO

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