On returning from Beverly on the Wednesday I had a nights rest replenished my travel case with fresh clothes and headed for Haddington the following afternoon. It lifts my heart to see Joe and Sandy. Sandy had just acquired a hamster which he has named Erin "because it's a girl Granpa". Erin was afforded state of the art Hamster accommodation with lots of rooms and tubes to scurry about in. As all of this is made of clear plastic Hoover the cat on longingly licking his lips.
Neil had an all day meeting in Edinburgh on Friday so I travelled in with him by train with the intention of having a wander round taking photographs. I had an excellent day visiting various places of interest on and around the Royal Mile. I spent a very interesting two hours in the National Museum of Scotland which has recently been refurbished. This is a vast museum and to see all its exhibits properly would take a couple of days. The downside of the day was, with all the walking about I did it did the arthritis in my foot no good at all so I was more than pleased when I met up with Neil at Waverley Station.
"shall I open an account or not"?
Entrance to Greyfriars churchyard
National Museum of Scotland
I used to have one of these
and I used to operate one of these
Individual crosses meticulously being prepared for armistice Sunday at the foot of Scots monument
Joe and Sandy were keen for me to take them for a walk before lunch, so wellies on off we went.
This is what went out
This is what returned
Never the less it was all good fun and what's a little mud to a little boy?