Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bad on Paper - Good in reality

This weekend the kids and I went away to North Berwick, it didn't start in a promising way. The forecast was for lots of rain - and we got lots of rain. While we were dealing with that on friday night, Megan trapped her finger in the back door and made a right old mess. We took a trip to the local cottage hospital * and she ended up with a huge bandage. By the time we got back the awning had succumbed to the stormy weather and made a break for freedom. Sausage and chips were the only way to get over it all, and by the time were were done, we were much happier and ready to get on with the rest of our holiday.

brave little girl with a comedy giant bandage

By saturday morning the rain had subsided and we could survey the damage... oh dear - new awning needed I think.
a crumpled mess...

On Saturday - after swapping the comedy large bandage for a smaller plaster, we went off to the seaside in search of icecream.

standing on a beach (staring at the sea)

little man - big thoughts

As everyone knows Saturday night is party night and its no exception when we're away with the Van. The little bucket barbecue came out and did a fine job grilling Quorn sausages, home made veggie burgers and jumbo mushrooms.

big cook - little cook

On Sunday we stopped off at Longniddry station car park and went for a bike ride along the old Longniddry - Haddington line, stopping for lunch at a disused platform. Its a great little cycle path well maintained with a long gentle incline. Its about 4 miles end to end and perfect for Sunday afternoon.

Oh and little Jessica came along for the ride too...

* If there were a review system for NHS services, this one would get 10/10. Infact I'm wondering how I can make sure any future health requirements for me or the family can be met here. Cottage hospitals are a wonderful concept - all the skill and experience of of a proper hospital, but with none of the queues.

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