Edinburgh and other things

For the past few days Sam and I have been in Edinburgh for my sister’s graduation and, er, here follows the account of what happened (well bits of it anyway!):

So, we’re sat on a train Edinburgh-bound to go to Jenny’s graduation tomorrow. Of course, our luck being as it is, we had to be travelling all the way to Scotland on the East Coast Mainline on the same week as torrential down pours in South Yorks! We have had some luck though in the fact that the trains are running the full line again today; yesterday they were running a ‘limited’ rail replacement bus service between Doncaster and York. Although I’m sure sitting on a packed coach for twice as long as the train takes would have been fun!

Anyway, that’s about all I have to say at 12.06pm on Wednesday. This blog entry may all be combined in the end depending on the WiFi availability at our destination (Jenny may have stopped paying for it). Time for lunch now me thinks – I’m a bit peckish.

It’s now 23:26 on Friday and the Edinburgh trip is drawing to a close. We’ve just got back from watching Shrek 3 at the cinema and we’ve got Jonathan Ross on TV. Pete Doherty is currently being interviewed and he’s an odd chap. He did look drunk/high or something but he’s normalised a bit now it’s 5 mins in. Going back to Shrek though – it’s very good! I shall review it for Revado shortly or tomorrow maybe and will link it to the blog accordingly.

Starting at the beginning of the trip, we arrived only 15 minutes late on Wednesday which was good. I then decided I was fed-up with my hair being so long and scruffy, so I nipped out and got my hair cut shorter again. It’s now just below my chin again as it was for a long time; I much prefer it this way and it’s just long enough to tie back for the gym! On Wednesday night we had fajitas for dinner cooked by Jen and her flatmate Gemma. We also watched the classic ‘Executive Decision’.

Jenny graduated on Thursday and it was a good ceremony, only an hour long and there was a bit of singing! Jenny had a good hood, just a nice white silk. Sadly she had no fur but there were some people with blue/turquoise silk and fur and it wasn’t nice. We then went out for a nice lunch at an italian down near Greyfriar’s Bobby ( I don’t remember what it’s called ). In the afternoon we didn’t do much but we hired some Bill Bailey and ‘My Super Ex-Girlfriend’. I’m not sure the choices were too popular and sadly the film was awful (I will NOT be reviewing it! ).

Today Sam and I went for a mooch down Princes Street where I picked up some bargin DVDs. We the rendez-vous-ed with the parents and Jenny and we went over the Forth Road Bridge to have a look. Sam took some pics of the road and rail bridges and then we had a yummy jacket pot with cheese and beans in a little pub in North Queensway. After that we went to Arthurs Seat and Sam, Dad and I climbed up the hill. I got a bit scared two thirds of the way up though because it was high and windy so didn’t make it to the best views. Sam has done a panorama though so I will get to see it, sort of…

That brings us up to date; Johnny R has now finished and we’re watching the end if King Pin before bed. Jenny and Gemma are out at their graduation ball so I hope they don’t wake us when they roll-in at 2am!

It’s 14:04 on Saturday and we’re now enroute back to London. Jenny and Gemma were quite quiet last night when they got in and Sam slept right through. I did hear a little bit of giggling when they were making some toast but I think it was the traffic that woke me up and I got back to sleep fairly quickly.

It was really sunny when we got up; the sky was a lovely blue and the sunshine came pouring through the window. Unfortunately (although we weren’t going to be there anyway) the sun went in just before we set off on our walk to the station. Before that though I spent much of the morning helping clean the flat where I could because they were handing back the keys today.

We got the train at 12 but arrived at the station about 11.20 ish so that we could get some food for lunch (we had veggie pasties – yum!). We’re now just south of Darlington and flying along to York. It’s quite sad going through all the places in the North because it is unlikely I will be up here again for a long time now Jenny has finished Uni. Jenny moving out of her flat and finishing her degree reminded me of when I left Durham 3 years ago and it was quite sad as we passed through on the train and I saw the cathedral and castle sat on the hill, same as always. It’s strange to think a new batch of Freshers will be turning up to Collingwood in October, same as I did 7 years ago. It was so exciting and there is a little part of me that is jealous. Of course, if I were back at Uni I would have to work in the evenings again and I do enjoy my films and Wii playing! Ooh, I want a cup of tea.

We’re back home now and it’s actually the time stated on the entry. We got back at about 5.30 / 6 ish and I have successfully managed to make and eat dinner, unpack and watch Dr Who. It was a rather strange episode; not what I was expecting although I’m not sure I was expecting anything in particular. It was quite a sad ending though, not as sad as last year but still sad! I’m not sure what I can watch on TV now though; I only watched Dr Who and The Apprentice, which have both finished. Time to brush up on my Spanish grammar I guess. But for now we’re watching Ice Age so I will bid you farewell.

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (5 & 2). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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