Monday morning, Eloise and Lachlan were jumping up and down before we gave them the nod to sprint down the stairs and bug Lucy. They were all over here before showing her where to put the bed.
Eloise was quite excited to show Lucy her nursery as they shuffled over the ice to get there. After dropping Eloise off, Lucy had to step up a few gears to keep up with Lachlan’s fast-paced Glasgow tour. After catching the train into the city centre, Lachlan decided he had done enough to earn a morning babyccino and showed Lucy how he does “dunky dunkies”.
We pushed on along the mural walk to show Lucy Glasgow Cathedral, Lachlan knows his way around here well now.
Lachlan was only getting started though and turned on his afterburners. Super Mum and Lucy had no hope on the ice. Lachlan’s low centre of gravity makes him perfect for running on ice.
Thankfully the rain was holding off. We headed back down, however, that was not straightforward. We were skidding down, it was a bit dicy. Lachlan then suddenly decided to pause his tour while he took a quick nap. “North facing ‘ice rink Monday’ as freeze hits roads”.
Eloise was thrilled to see that all four of us had come to pick her up. Lachlan decided to do his usual dash to play, he always gets a few chuckles from the nursery staff.
Eloise had been a bit disappointed that she missed out on Lucy’s tour today and demanded she tell her everything that she had been up to, “Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy”, we don’t think she has heard her name so much.
On Tuesday, after dropping Eloise off at nursery we jumped in the car. It was day two of Lachlan’s tour. We figured we better show Lucy one of our family’s favourite castles, Stirling Castle as we headed off to the fake Stirling. Good to see all our visitors have made good use of our Historic Scotland cards.
Meanwhile, CG was working hard!
After a terrific trek through the castle, we slid down the hill into Stirling Old Town to find some lunch.
As you can see in the above photo the centreline of Lachlan’s hair grows rather quickly, not sure what is happening out wide but he has started to get a bit irritated by his narrow fringe flopping about, it was time to get a haircut!
After a few days home to partly recover from our fabulous Polish family holiday, Liam was back in the car and after a long drive battled peak hour traffic around Manchester before arriving at what I was expecting to be a quiet Huddersfield, it was pumping. Although sadly by the time we arrived, we had missed the majority of the Christmas Markets.
If we thought the bell tower in Gdansk, Poland was a bit over the top, it had nothing on the Huddersfield bell tower, which went off every fifteen minutes between 07:00 and 21:00! Yes, I was going slightly mad by the end of it.
I was not entirely sure how long I was going to be trapped in Huddersfield. It is always difficult being away from the kids for a few days and a bit unusual being able to hear yourself think. Wednesday morning it was nice to hear what Eloise and Lachlan’s plans were. They told me they had rushed downstairs to jump on Lucy early in the morning, but she had gone, they were concerned. Don’t worry readers, we will see Lucy again soon, unless she gets lost in the Highlands.
Thursday, our Christmas Elves were working hard, we were starting to worry their cards would not get to Australia in time. However, luckily Lucy can hand-carry them back for you all. Speaking of which, 2024 Christmas calendars are on their way, Nali will distribute them to the Nicholls Clan and Hugh and Jamila at some stage.
Liam had made big promises to Eloise and luckily got home just before midnight ready for her busy day tomorrow.