After a disastrous mothers’ day flower fiasco, I decided on a brief trip to see my parents and also be with my mum on her birthday, so flights, buses and trains were duly booked.
I left a gloriously warm and sunny England for a less warm Scotland, with a delayed flight all part of the experience.
The surprise duly delivered, there was a quick run through the Monday’s many culinary treats. First off was lunch with a couple of relatives and very pleasant it was too, although a glimpse of life as an octegenarian was disturbing! Bins: the variety of them and the £25 fee-first world problems! And it didn’t stop there with politics next, so I steered conversation to holidays and more fun topics
Lunch was followed by tea, coffee and large cream scones- why? Because they were free? 😲
Back home for a titivate then on to dinner at a favourite tapas restaurant in Broughty Ferry.
Scrumptious and plentiful where more cud chewing ensued, with the usual deprecation and laughter.😂😂🤗
A drive home, comfortably satiated and suitably hydrated after an early celebration for mum’s birthday, we settled down to watch the penultimate broadchurch episode.
Birthday girl was up, cards opened and a lovely breakfast was consumed. Plan for the day was a bijou shopping trip to finishing touches( a girl can never have too many bags, scarves or assorted trinkets for body or home!) then lunch at the townhouse.
Home and an impromptu visit from Mabel, more laughter then it was time for the station and begin the trip home.
Hugs, kisses, expressions of thanks and the warm feeling of a memory made and knowledge that we will be together in 8 weeks.
Train to haymarket, then airlink bus to airport, effortlessly simple. Time to browse in duty free ( sorry kevin! ) then good flight arriving early and great to be back, with Kevin’s cheery smile to greet me. Cuddles from Nina and a catch up from the last couple of days.
Short trip but sweet, I admit to being exhausted, but I am very fortunate to still have both my parents to share time with, however short it may be. Although with all we ate, it felt more like a week!