In the wee hours of Monday morning, we had some special guests arrive from Italy. After dropping Eloise off at nursery, Lachlan and Super Mum were excited to rendezvous with best friends of the blog at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. When we arrived Sue asked where we were, she should have known the Dino boy would be in the dino section.
Lachlan was confused but then happy when Hannah surprised him. Lachlan was eager to show Hannah his favourite things in the museum. Luckily Hannah was happy following her wee tour guide.
In the afternoon, Liam dashed into Kelvingrove to welcome our first non-family Australian visitors, well first non-family friends who are not UK residents. They were looking great and had really taken all the recent travel in their stride. I was glad to see Hannah already had an Irn-Bru in her hand. After a stormy night, thankfully the heatwave continues to cool, it was a perfect day for a Glaswegian stroll as we made our way up to The University of Glasgow to check out the incredible buildings. Sadly the Hunterian Museum was closed due to the graduation but we managed to have a bit of a nosey throughout the campus.
We then mosied our way up through the beautiful West End to Glasgow Botanic Gardens. We were perhaps a few weeks early as the whole gardens were starting to blossom. The wildflower areas were nice to see although Paul and Liam were struggling in the hayfever department.
It was a short drive back to our home. Eloise specifically had her scrubs on to welcome Hannah. Sue had spoilt the kids with some animal and dino masks and puppets, safe to say Lachlan was thrilled.
When we got back from picking up take away we could hear a lot of cackling in the backyard, Lachlan had Sue working overtime chasing tennis balls.
Lachlan managed to get through dinner with only a couple of lectures from Paul about borrowing/ stealing carrots, he was certainly enjoying the attention and managed to snag Paul’s last carrot much to his amusement.
Lachlan then decided that dinner was abruptly finished and that Sue had to be his best friend, jumping up and down demanding she ran around the backyard with him again. Hopefully Sue was not here for a rest.
In Malta, Nali and Grandpa DAVE were wandering through Gardjola Gardens, the water looked stunning.
Exciting news for the green half of Glasgow as “Celtic: Brendan Rodgers appointed as Ange Postecoglou’s successor on three-year deal”.
Tuesday morning the masks were on and the kids were making all sorts of strange noises and Lachlan was snapping away at us with his two Dino puppets.
We were not letting Lachlan nap at midday. He was in struggle town, the poor boy, doing his best to stay awake.
Mid-afternoon, Super Mum picked up Eloise from nursery. Our bags were already packed and we headed for the train station. The kids had already found the biscuit supply before we had made it onto the train at Bearsden. We had been looking forward to this trip for quite a while, there were some more special guests heading our way, it really is tourist season.
After a quick train station change in the city, we were heading down to London for the zillionth time. Super Mum’s plan was paying dividends with Lachlan fast asleep as soon as the wheels started rolling. Eloise was thrilled to get stuck into her her Bento Box.
With Lachlan in a deep sleep, Super Mum thought she may get some time to read, Eloise however decided she would like to have a read herself.
Lachlan woke up halfway there and Eloise passionately introduced his Bento Box to him, he was a little dazed though. With terrible reception on the train Liam had to settle for the ABC’s ball-by-ball animation tragedy to watch the Aussies get across the line. What a match!
We jumped off our train and went underground where Eloise instantly become a gangsta. To be fair it was getting late for the kiddies by this stage.
We are staying out in Stratford this time, seeing as it is peak tourist season.