Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Back In Fife
We didn't sleep well last night after going out for a big meal at The Warehouse in Southport. So, instead of waiting we got up at 4.50, dressed, loaded the car and were on our way to St Andrews long before the alarm was set to go off. As we reached Scotland we were met with rainbow after rainbow - a colourful welcome back to Alba. It's great to be back and, as most of the caravan owners work in the week and only visit the site at the weekend, once again, we've got the place almost to ourselves.
And here are two very good reasons for buying the caravan. We still can't get over how wonderful it is to be able to see daughter Sarah and granddaughter Rose without getting under their feet. We've probably had almost ten weeks here in the last eight months and, without the caravan it would have been maybe two at most. Although it's only six weeks since we last saw them, Rose has made great progress and she's now sitting up comfortably and eating a huge variety of different foods. The method Sarah is using to wean Rose involves her eating exactly the same stuff as her mum and dad - so this evening she tucked into paella (of all things) and enjoyed it immensely.
Just down the road from Sarah and Duncan is this old doocot (dovecote). It's an historic building and has been very sympathetically restored. It once sat in the middle of a farmstead but is now hidden within a modern housing estate.
Nanny Marion is in her element with children and had a great afternoon getting to know Rose again. I'm sure that she recognised us though.
I mentioned my nephew Chris and his wife Becky's new arrival on my last blog and here is the first photo of baby Emmy who weighed in at a healthy 8lbs plus. I'm sure there is a bit of a family resemblance there. I'm delighted that all went well.
I'll leave you today with this great video that I've been saving for our return to Scotland.
Scotland The World Over from Blipfoto on Vimeo.