Today’s guest picture comes from my younger son, Al. He took this picture of Mr Grumpy’s Edinburgh cousin in reflective mood in the Botanic Gardens.
It was a perfectly horrible day here, wet, windy and chilly so it was just as well that our morning was brightened by a visit from our friend Bruce who shared a cup of coffee with us while he entertained us with his description of a visit to a very grumpy back specialist. Bruce has suffered from his back for a long time and was quite surprised to be given exercises to do fourteen times a day by this chap. He feels that his back may well improve though as long as he doesn’t pass away from fatigue first.
The wind and the rain has taken its toll on the delphiniums and we saw the first casualties of the year today.
The Sweet Williams are more compact and are made of tougher stuff.
It wasn’t a day to be cycling or outside in the garden at all so we were quite pleased to be going to Edinburgh to visit Matilda rather than just sitting indoors looking out at the rain.
We were less pleased to find out that our train was late yet again. I seem to have spent a lot of my life staring hopefully down the track from the platform at Lockerbie Station.
However, we got to Edinburgh in the end and spent a very cheery afternoon with Matilda and her parents.
I asked Matilda if I could take her picture and she gave the matter some serious consideration…
…before kindly giving me the big “cheese”
She then settled down to making biscuits with granny…..
…before beating me all ends up at Pelmanism and snap.
We enjoyed an excellent meal (a cheese flan provided by Mrs Tootlepedal) before going back in the persistent rain to catch our train home.
This was on time and I was happy to find that it had stopped raining by the time that we got to Lockerbie so the drive home was by no means such a puddle filled adventure as I had feared.
A better forecast for tomorrow. Fingers are crossed.