The week started at the playground, more than a few blogs have started like this. However, this was a special playground, the kids were excited to jump on the Aussie animals which certainly looked well-loved. Lachlan was having a blast.
Luckily Eloise had her best playground pal all day to run around with. Even Delilah was in on the action.
Starving after running around the playground, the kids wanted to whip up some brownies. Eloise really is a little Sophie.
On Monday in Scotland, “sky-gazers across Scotland were treated to a rare sight on Sunday evening and Monday morning as nacreous cloud were spotted”. I was actually up and about when the photos started to come in but could not see anything speccy, it was more towards Aberdeen, the granite city.
Tuesday morning, Eloise was not messing about, she was straight up and about with the hoover in hand. We do love that term ‘hoover’, which reminds us, we still need to pick up a famous Henry, none of this Dyson rubbish.
With the big flight coming up next week, this week was all about tiring out the kids. Tuesday was the “Aunties walk”. Lachlan was riding up top again, thank you Uber Great Aunty Mary for chauffeuring Eloise in the pram, so much for tiring the kids out. By the end Eloise was feeling particularly cheeky and decided to hitch a ride with her second cousins. We all headed to a playground in Mount Barker to run about in the sun.
It was a sad day in the skies Tuesday as “Boeing bid farewell to the iconic 747, delivering the final plane to Atlas Air on Tuesday afternoon and marking the end of an era — when the first-ever “jumbo jet” ruled the skies. Thousands of Boeing employees — including some of the so-called “Incredibles” who developed the jet in the 1960″.
In Scotland, there was a “Scottish castle said to have inspired Walt Disney is undergoing work to restore its famous pink colour”. We will certainly have to check it out once it opens up again.
Wednesday morning after dropping Grandma at work we knicked her car and headed down to visit Great Nanny. It was a timely visit as Great Nanny was getting her carpets cleaned so we snuck into Nali and DAVE’s house, the kids were keen for a babyccino but we could not work out how to operate the mega machine. It was lovely catching up again, Lachlan had a few new tricks he had to update Great Nanny about.
With the Nali and Grandpa DAVE out and about, the kids made sure that the tomatoes were not going to waste, they are coming along nicely. Just like strawberry picking, Lachlan was a machine.
It has been really hard separated from the kids for so long, in fact, this is the longest time away since my Canada/ Denmark trip last year. It has been eerily quiet in the house, even colleagues have noticed a lack of toddlers trying to kick my office door in. Dad’s Tuesday morning started with a Scottish tea with Eloise as she told me all about her day. Lachlan was doing zoomies with a couple of sloppy smooch kisses on the fly.
This blog post’s first parmi is sponsored by Muzza Bizz, who has just touched down in Australia, Congratulations! So far, it looks like you are doing everything right. While you are in WA, just stay clear of rogue radioactive capsules. Good luck with the last leg, Super Mum is there if you need help with anything.
With full rein over the TV remote for the first time since 2013, there would be no cooking, drag queen or hospital drama shows. In fact, I had some homework to catch up on as I was a couple of episodes behind on the BBC’s documentary onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth, definitely worth a watch for those on this side of the seas.
Thursday morning was spent catching up with Xavier, it is always so nice watching the three of them run about getting up to mischief together. Eloise is such a goodie goodie and is quick to dob in either Lachlan or Xavier when they are up to no good. “Mum, Mum, quick, MUMMMM, Lachlan is running away again”.
It must have been a big morning because Lachlan then took a rare time out on the couch to rapid recharge.
In the evening once Grandma and Grandpa were home from work, we all made our way to Aldgate Pump Hotel for SCHNNNITTTTTTY night and farewell 2.0.
In Glasgow, I was certainly jealous of the parmis, I forgot to have one of those while I was back, I might need to whip some more up. After the daily grind, I went to check in on the kid’s beloved duckies. You’ll be glad to hear that the thick ice layer over Kilmardinny Loch has melted. It was actually blowing a gale with white caps at times.
On Thursday, it was announced in Australia that “King Charles will not feature on Australia’s $5 banknote following a decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia, prompting outrage from the opposition. The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II first appeared on the $5 polymer note in July 1992 when the Queen celebrated the 40th anniversary of her accession. Following the Queen’s death, the RBA reviewed the design and on Thursday announced via a statement that the note would change, following consultation with the federal government”. We think it is time for Aussie icon, Lachnado, to feature. Perhaps Nali and Grandpa DAVE can spruik Albo as they pass through Canberra.