Last weekend Robert and I went away to Pitlochry without the children for an overnight. I love Pitlochry, but have only ever been for the day before. You might remember when I blogged about the most amazing time at The Enchanted Forest, but never stayed for any length of time. My mum stayed at our house and watched the kids. It was bliss to be away and spend some time together as a couple. We had a lovely meal, drank some delicious gin and whisky, well I did, chatted and laughed. It was lovely. We brought the kids some Harry Potter sweets at one of those old fashioned sweet shops in Pitlochry to take home, while I bought my weight in boiling sweets. Well.. almost. As you can see the children were pleased with their giant lollies. Can’t beat some sugar fueled children now and again.
We had the day off last Friday and took a trip through to Edinburgh and visited the National Museum of Scotland. We have never been before, why I don’t know, but it certainly won’t be the last. It is fantastic. Five floors of different exhibits and a lot of interactive exhibits too that the kids loved. It was science week when we visited, so there was lots of fun science stuff to look at. The kids were entranced by the static ball. We truly loved it. Also turns out one of my engineers is a volunteer tour guide there. I’m definitely going next time he is there. I’d thoroughly recommend a visit if you are ever in Edinburgh, great for both adults and children, and best of all it’s free.
With it being the Easter holidays, the boys have been off school and Aria off nursery. I’ve been working some of the week so the boys have been in football camp which they have loved. Lots of football playing and learning. Coming home tired and mainly happy, but occasionally grumpy.
Tuesday when the boys were at football camp Aria and I went for a trip the National Museum of Rural life. It’s closeby and you know it’s one of those places I went years ago with the boys, but hadn’t been back. I thought it would be lovely to take her to see the baby animals and you know what, we had the best time. We walked about the indoor museum which is all about farm life past and present. There were some hands on exhibits about bees and we made our own bee poppers. Then we took a trip up on the tractor to the farm and the kind lady tour guide showed us around and told us all about the animals. We saw lambs, piglets, calves, some highland cattle, horses and some farm cats. The latter were Aria’s favourite. I think because they looked like our cat Twilight. We had a lovely time together and promised we’d go back with the boys soon. Possibly this weekend. It’s part of the National Trust for Scotland of which we are members so another great reason to visit.
Today, Saturday, the boys went to a football match in Glasgow with their dad, so Aria and I went to see Beauty and the Beast at the cinema. It was a fantastic film and Aria really enjoyed it. We don’t get to go to the cinema often, as Tyler find the cinema too scary. He is highly sensitive to things and it all gets too much.
I am looking forward to our wee Easter egg hunt I set-up when the kids go to bed in the morning. Then out for the day before family dinner. What are you up to for Easter. How has your week been?