Tuesday, 21 August 2012


On Sunday afternoon my sister, mum and I visited the National Museum here in Edinburgh to see the Wool-tastic event that was advertised. I had expected something bigger, it was really just some people sitting around knitting, but there was this knitted tree and we got to try finger knitting.

I don't think finger knitting is something I will get into in a big way but it was fun to try it. I am not sure what you would do with what was knitted.

Monday, 20 August 2012

A new teenager

Oh no I now have another teenager in the house. Andrew was 13 on Saturday! Only seems like yesterday he was a baby!

Andrew and his two aunties!!

As we found out on Saturday though it must be true what they say about teenagers being like toddlers as he mistakenly put the memory card in the wrong slot on his new PS Vita and it got stuck and won't come out. Only way to get it out was with tweezers which has damaged the console - ho hum!!! I thought it was toddlers who put things in the wrong slots!!!!
Despite the drama of the morning we had a good day.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Back to School

Andrew started his new school on Wednesday - doesn't he look smart in a shirt and tie? So far he seems to be getting on fine. It is a much earlier start for him than he has been used to, he now needs to get a bus there but he actually walked back!! To make up for that he now gets Friday afternoons off - not sure I will get used to that.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A walk around Edinburgh

On one of the rare summer days we have had recently we decided to go into town and explore a bit of our new home. It is Festival time here in Edinburgh, so it is really busy, but if you are not in a hurry to get anywhere then it can be fun.

We found this pillar box painted gold for the Olympic Gold Medal winner from Edinburgh.

The Olympic rings outside the Assembly Halls.

One of the many market stall areas that are around Edinburgh at the moment.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Scavenger Hunt

Some more scavenger hunt photos:

4. A roadside stand selling something:

7.  A person playing a musical instrument - I thought this was a very different way to play the guitar.

10. A horse

1. A pier

I still have 10 items to get on the list. If you are playing along how are you getting on?

Sunday, 12 August 2012

More Scavenging

Some more photos for Rinda's Scavenger Hunt:

3. A border - this is the border sign on the motorway as you come back into Scotland

2. A clothesline. I am having great trouble getting clothes dry here in my new house. There is no whirligig to hang clothes up on and no real garden to speak of - just some very overgrown bushes. So I have resorted to hanging washing up on my clothes airer which I then put out on the patio!!

6. A historical landmark - The Scott Monument in Princess Street, Edinburgh

I will have some more photos tomorrow for the scavenger hunt.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Summer Scavenger Hunt

While we were on holiday I managed to start taking some photos for Rinda's Scavenger Hunt.

13. A library

11, A shadow - we managed to take this on one of the few sunny days we have had this year.

12. A maze, labrynth or trail  this is a trail at Whinlatter near Keswick

19. An outdoor staircase


Last week we managed to get away for a well deserved holiday and some rest. We went to Keswick in the Lake District - a favourite place of ours. It was Convention time which meant that the boys could go to meetings both morning and evening, while Gordon and I went for coffee in the morning - although we did go to the evening meetings. Some photos of the week

We are now back into the swing of things. On Thursday night Gordon was inducted into the charge of Craiglockhart Parish Church in Edinburgh - it was a lovely evening, with some great preaching and speeches,  and fellowship. Tomorrow is his first Sunday in his new church.
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