Nov
06
2018
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Day 310

Holiday scrapbook

Over the week we have been away the children and I have been putting together a scrapbook of our trip.

I have done most of the putting together but Edward has done some rather wonderful writing and drawings.

Love it!

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Nov
06
2018
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Day 309

Family

Back to work today – just one more photo from the weekend to make me smile.

Amazing to have had so much family time. I am truly blessed.

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Nov
06
2018
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Day 308

Les Miserables

This morning we travelled back to Guernsey and then spent the afternoon unpacking and washing. Busy, busy.

However this evening Dad, The Mister and I went to see the Les Miserables concert at Beau Sejour.

It was absolutely fantastic, the singers were incredible and I enjoyed it so much. The thing that really struck me though was how incredible the singers diction was. Even when they were singing lots of words, very quickly, I could hear everything they said.

Fantastic evening, and right at the end of the evening the cast of GADOC came on to join the professional cast. Amazing job everyone.

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Nov
03
2018
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Day 307

Home time

Sadly we have come to the end of a fabulous weeks holiday.

We stayed in fab accommodation and enjoyed loads of different activities. The kids have (mostly) behaved themselves and Grandma, in particular, has relished the time she has had with them.

We have eaten loads, drunk too much booze but on the flip side have slept more hours than usual and had more time to read and chill out.

A truly successful holiday. Edinburgh has been good to as, and so has the weather. A brilliant time together.

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Nov
03
2018
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Day 306

Dynamic Earth

We went to Dynamic Earth this morning. It was a fab day out and the whole thing was really well put together – well as long as you aren’t a committed Creationist that is. The blurb says “A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It’s a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, to journey through space and time and even go on a 4DVENTURE around the world. You’ll be embarking on the interactive adventure of a lifetime – the lifetime of our planet.”

We went to see a show in the show dome which was about stars and was really spectacular and then followed the exibit around charting the development of the world and everything in it. Brilliant.

The Little Miss hated everything about it though. She disliked the dark and the moving floors and the loud noises. The Little Mister loved the dinosaurs though – they were his favourite but I think!

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Nov
01
2018
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Day 305

Friends

Today has been an awesome day as our friend Tom and Anne and their three boys came up from Stockton-on-Tees for the day.

We met them at the railway station and then went to the Camera Obscura. It was a brilliant tourist attraction and first of all we went all the way to the top to see the camera obscura and take photos from the roof of the building. There are also loads of brilliant optical illusions and visual tricks through the rest of the building. We spent a very happy couple of hours in there.

We then walked to the Museum of Scotland again and spent a bit of time in there before going to a freezing cold park and ending up in a pub for a drink. We had booked a meal at Vittoria on the Bridge which was a fantastic restaurant.

It was so lovely to see these friends again – we haven’t seen them for about 15 months and yet we picked up exactly where we left off. We are fortunate to have friends that we are able to do this with. Safe travels and see you soon x

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Nov
01
2018
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Day 304

Edinburgh Castle

This morning we went to visit The Museum of Childhood. It was pretty but but there was this really freaky room full of dolls – it could have been the set of an episode of Dr Who where all these scary dolls came to life!

After lunch we took a walk and a wander up to the Castle where we had a look at the lovely view. We have been so lucky with the weather and it was another beautiful day.

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Oct
30
2018
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Day 303

Edinburgh Zoo Panda!

We have been really lucky with the weather and today was pretty sunny although quite chilly.

We went to Edinburgh Zoo although I had a few reservations as some of the reviews were pretty awful.

I guess the downside is that it is set on a hill so you have to walk uphill a lot of the time to get anywhere. Also some of the enclosures are a bit tatty although they seem to be upgrading them all the time and some of them such as the chimpanzees were obviously brand new builds and looked fabulous.

The animals seemed really well cared for and we even saw a lion and a tiger. Of course the star attraction is the Pandas and I think the kids loved seeing them… almost as much as The Mister did!

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Oct
30
2018
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Day 302

Royal Yacht BrittaniaAnother glorious day in Edinburgh and we went to see The Royal Yacht Britannia.

It wasn’t cheap to go and visit but it was brilliant to see the ship. The children enjoyed looking for all the Yottie Bears around the place. We followed up with a quick trip to the hell that is soft play!

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Oct
30
2018
0

Day 301

T-rex!Today we went on a Red Bus Tour and stopped off at the Museum of Scotland. It was just the most fantastic museum with exhibits ranging from Natural History, to machinery, to fashion and cars. Fabulous!

The Little Mister and The Mister were especially keen on seeing the TY-Rex skeleton!

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