Friends, family, festivals, farms, food, fun…

Friends, family, festivals, farms, food, fun….

We’ve had a great time in Scotland and England enjoying being with friends and family at the Edinburgh festival, on the farm in Somerset (England), a 2 year old’s birthday party in Aylesford and two full days in London.
 
Our time with John, Chesca and Tom at the Edinburgh Festivals was an amazing experience, especially as it was so well organized by John, who gave us a taste of a wide variety of shows from Tom’s improvisation shows to stand up comedy to concerts to book festival talks, with the complicated logistics all worked out. Doing 7 shows in one day was quite a feat for us, as we are out of practice at being out in the streets at midnight.  We would highly recommend the Edinburgh Festivals as a unique cultural experience catering for all tastes in a lovely city, and we were very lucky to be there with good friends who knew ‘the ropes’.
 
With sunny, warm summer weather our time on Pam and Guy’s farm in Somerset, England involved nice drives, good visits with family, pub lunches, an oceanside cliff top walk and for Dick a ‘men’s only’ pub crawl through the countryside, a tour of the farm and a ride in the combine (a large farm machine).  We also enjoyed celebrating Eve’s second birthday at Russell & Mandy’s before heading up to London for two very full days with Cathy which included a trip down the Thames to Greenwich, a visit to the British Museum and seeing a show at the Old Vic, “Girl from the North Country”, featuring Bob Dylan’s music.
 
Next stop Ireland……
    

Edinburgh Festival with John & Chesca

 

On the streets of Edinburgh

 

Relaxing in their sunny backyard with Pam & Guy

 

Visiting Stourhead Gardens

 

Walking on the cliffs with cousin Celia & Bob, and Pam & Guy

 

Overlooking Kimmeridge Bay

 

Nephew Tom, Sam & Oliver

 

Nephew Russell, Mandy & Eve

At the Greenwich Observatory with Cathy