Yesterday we took a trip to Edinburgh to see the Christmas market. We also met up with Auntie Emma to have a speedy lunch and swap of presents prior to the big day.
Both Sandy and Roslyn were meant to nap in the car on the way over. I’m going leave you to guess if either of them did, but the words “5:50 bed time” might give a clue. Sandy was pretty hungry after the hour and a half journey – half of that spent on one blinking street in Edinburgh. Stupid Edinburgh traffic. Say what you will about the wrecking of lovely buildings, the M8 and Glasgow kick bum when it comes to accessing the city – so he got started early on some tomato sauce on a napkin. Yep.
Roslyn was on surprisingly good form for one who refused to nap basically all morning (oops, I gave it away) and happily ate half my burger while Sandy scarfed down my chips. That’s one way to start the new years diet early I guess.
After Emma sadly had to retire back to work (bah humbug and all that) we headed to the Christmas market. Sandy wanted to go on the carousel and after a good walk up and down and round being very particular about the throne he should sit on, they settled in for the ride.
Check out his “where’s mummy?” face…
… and then his “there she is!” face!
So cute. I’d have gone on too but Roslyn had finally crashed in the sling and I had the buggy to mind.
We ventured along more. Sandy wanted to walk but it was pretty busy so we made slow progress, especially with the buggy. I wish Sandy would still tolerate being in a sling on days like this!
But we persevered and checked out the ice skating…
And viewed the old town from the market…
Rozzie snoozed on and we stopped for waffles. Stuart had wanted churros but searching for them was hard going so waffles it was.
Sandy was pretty happy because the waffle stall was right under the big wheel. I’d have loved to go on but there were big queues and we had given up on getting to the St. James Centre car park and abandoned the car half way there where the parking was limited to three hours, so the clock was tick tick ticking on our festive fun. Next year we will go earlier.
Patiently waiting on waffles.
And watching the wheel turning.
I’m a Glasgow girl at heart but you have to admit Edinburgh is a pretty city to look at.
Sands was pretty taken with warm waffles covered in icing sugar…
… and Roslyn promptly woke up to try some too.
We went to the Helter Skelter which, again, time did not allow us to go on.
But Sandy had a bit of a dance and we made up for it by taking him to see some amazing Christmas lights.
Check out Mr Cool.
My Guys <3
All in all a busy but fun afternoon. We are out again this afternoon for lunch but hope to spend Christmas eve at home in our new matching festive pjs. I’m coming down with something so I’m just sitting here hoping it is 1) short lived and 2) something the kids have already had.
Fingers crossed please.
Oh and have a fabulous Christmas!