Wednesday, 14 February 2007

A day of ups and downs....

Well we are back from our couple of days away in Edinburgh- we had a great time and did tons of stuff - I feel as if we were away for ages. We visited all of the following:

*Museum of Childhood,

* saw Greyfriar's Bobby's statue, visisted the graveyard where the dog and his master are buried (Kirsten is very in to Greyfriar's Bobby at the moment after seeing the film at Christmas)

* Museum of Scotland

* Mary King's Close - part of the old houses from the 17th Century survive underneath the present day buildings - this was great fun and really educational, but interesting at the same time - the kids loved it

* National Gallery

* Scottish Parliament including a visit to the debating chamber

Then I even managed to arrange a detour to Macarthur Glen outlet mall to visit the paper Mill Shop on our way home. We also stopped off at the Fort just outside Glasgow for tea at Nando's so that we would miss the rush hour traffic through the centre of Glasgow.

Today has been a day of ups and downs though. On the downside my mum was admitted to hospital yesterday and had surgery at 1pm today. Latest reports are that thankfully everything has gone OK. My dad and my aunt have gone to visit tonight and I will go and see mum tomorrow night.

We also had some sad news as my brother-in-laws father died yesterday. He was 91 and it was not entirely unexpected but it is still very sad especially for my niece (who was on her way back from holiday today) and my nephews.

On the up side I am on the design team for Angel Crafts and I can't wait to have a play with whatever goodies Angela sends to me.


Jane (Emnol) said...

Well done Maggie - well deserved as your work is fab!!

Fiona said...

Congratulations on the design team Maggie - well deserved.

Suzanne said...

Congrats Maggie.

Sounds like a lovely break, I've only been to Edinburgh once but thought how beautiful it was.

Sorry to hear about the family issues. Hope you mum recovers well from the surgery.