I can’t believe it, I just typed a lovely entry and it’s disappeared. So here I go again!
Edinburgh!! Well why did I go? I expect you have all been wondering. Well John’s daughter Emma needed to go for the day to look at the University. She had had her airline tickets booked for months to go with a friend. He let her down the day before, can you believe that. So anyway she phoned John in a panic, bless her. He said of course he would go with her. He had to juggle work a bit, but you do for you kids don’t you! Anyway, he was pleased to be able to go with her. Anyway, when John rung me to say he was going I was having lunch with my mate Maria. Maria said to me, when I came off the phone, why don’t you go with them mate? ‘oh, I can’t, mate’, I said. ‘yes you can mate, I will have the kids for you’. Anyway so I phoned John and he made sure it was ok with Emma and as long as I could get on the flight then I was going!! As soon as I got home I looked on internet and yes I could get on – cost £100 though, but what the hell!!!
Anyway, we had a great day. A very long and tiring daythough, got up at 3am – didn’t get home again til 1:30am. It is a lovely university, set in a lovely place. I loved the city – really pretty. We were at the Uni from 9:00am til about 4pm. They showed us round and we looked at the halls of residence, very nice! They gave us a lovely lunch and in the afternoon took us parents off while the students had a good look around, without us, and they could talk to tutors. Emma is interested in meteorology and really Edinburgh is more physics, she likes physics and she did like the university but its so far from home. She did look round Reading and that is more for meteorology so I think she might choose that one. After the day at the university we had a coach take us to the city. We had walk round the National gallery, we walked up the Royal Mile and we walked up to the castle. Then we found somewhere nice to eat, it was a lovely Italian restaurant. Then we headed back for the airport – all absolutely tired by this time.
Me and Em, Edinburgh Castle can be seen in the background.
John and Em
I took this one with my mobile phone, I loved the way the sunset was silohetting the statue. This was by the castle.
Me and John!!
I did have some more pictures, but I got so fed up with my journal keep disappearing!! Anyway, gives you some idea of our day.
Hope you are all ok, I will look at your journals soon - just been so tired since I got back.
Love Laine xxxx