Sunday, 1 March 2015
We had a day out today. Miss M was going to her first gymnastics competition, so we headed east to West Lothian and the sun (a little bit). Not being enthused about sitting watching gymnastics, the gentlemen of the family wandered off to visit Linlithgow Palace - the Boy is keen on castles and stuff and was looking at it in Minecraft terms as 11-year-olds are inclined to do - and it's probably just as well, as the competition over-ran, as such things often do from what I can gather. Must remember to take a cushion next time. I took my knitting but didn't have enough elbow room for knitting as it was quite busy and I was wedged in between two dads. It did drag on a bit*, but Miss M and her partners (she does acro gymnastics as part of a trio) got a bronze medal in their category so that was a nice end to it. She's knackered though - they didn't do their routine until fairly near the end so she had a long time to get nervous.
When we got home it had obviously been hailing and the forecast says snow over the next few days. I can't say I'm enthusiastic about it turning colder again, but just now I have a large and radiantly warm cat asleep on my legs so that's okay.
* not the gymnastics bits so much as the judging. It hadn't occurred to me how much arithmetic they need to do! Makes sense of course - they wouldn't want to get it wrong.