Playing tour guide Pt. 1 (and squirrel friends!)

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As I said in my last post, I owe you some pictures/tales from my parents’ visit in the summer time.  We had a very nice time, though as always, wrangling family and not having a lot of down time can be quite high stress. It was however so lovely to host, to cook, to drive, to show, to take pride in this place that we live and the home that we’d built.

 

 

As well as South Queensferry (above), we spent some time at Culzean Castle and at New Lanark, which is a heritage village (which was closed, but still nice to walk around).

 

 

We also had an afternoon in the Royal Botanic Gardens, where something magical happened.

Now.

You may be aware that I like squirrels. I didn’t grow up seeing them, and despite the greys being pests and making the reds endangered, I still really like them. And the Botanics are full of them.

 

 

I was excited to see them at all, to be honest. But then we realised there was a woman feeding them.

 

 

This little guy was pretty friendly.

 

 

And then the lady gave us peanuts. And I got to do something amazing.

I dropped one and he came to grab it.

 

 

The lady kindly pointed out one of the squirrels who was “particularly friendly”. And so I lay down and held out a peanut (as did Dave)…

 

 

And then my wee friend was gone.  Dave has a video of me squealing. It’s very childish. But it made me so happy.

 

Thank you, squirrel friends. More pics from their trip to come on Monday.  Have a great weekend!

 

…xxx

siggrey

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