Saturday, May 08, 2010

Edinbugh Rocks

Firstly ... I want to thank everyone who dropped by my WOYWW ... over the past few days ... a record number....68... wow. It took me till Friday evening to visit every one on JD's linky thingy ... if I didn't, then its because it wouldn't let me or I may have jumped a number, but that must be 3 or 4 of you... at the most. What fun it was popping in on everyone but as it took me so long it means I am behind with visiting my other friends and looking at the posts in general over the past few day...I shall try to catch up ...if creating doesn't get in the way lol

I have just come back from an amazing day in Edinburgh.This is the first photo I've managed to get of all four of them together ...and yeah .... the baby bump is there too.

AND BABY MAKES 5 ....
We all met at Waverley Station ... then on to a Chinese Buffet ... followed by a stroll in the park ... what could be better.
I ate so much ... yet not enough to feel ill ...after dosing myself with medication, my back held up very well and so I was keen to stroll in Princes Street Gardens. The boys were keen to show me how good they were at walking and tried to show how well they could run too ....hoods on jackets are so handy when catching a runaway toddler.

RIGHT ...YOU GO THAT WAY ... I'LL GO THIS
WHAT A LOT OF BIRD ****
THE PINK CAFEVIEW FROM THE PINK CAFE

After a little stroll we felt the need for some tea at the pink outdoor cafe and this is where an extra special part of the day began ......
Ben was so tired he dosed off but Jake's ears picked up a distant rhythmic drumming and appeared to be tapping his foot in time. Leaving Steve with Ben asleep in the push chair ...Emma and I ...and a very eager Jake ...went in search of the beat...

AND WE FOUND IT ....TRIBAL MUSIC


It was an amazing group of drummers and a piper who I found out were called CLANADONIA and who described their music as Tribal ... it was like a mix of traditional Gaelic with a rock influence and sort of jazz inter play between the solo drummers. I wish I could describe how fantastic they sounded .... how inspiring ... and exciting it was to hear them live ...the best way to enjoy any music.

Jake was captivated ...started to stamp out the rhythm with his feet...tapped a rhythm with his hand on his and his mums arm ...shook his head like a rock head banger ... all in time with the drums. He clapped and then whimpered, when they stopped and then lit up when they restarted. Many of the crowd that had gathered to watch the band ...... were also watching Jake ... I was such a proud Nana ... husbands were nudging wives and girlfriends pointed him out to their partners ... OK, when should I buy him a set of drums or pay for dance lessons ... now? ... LOL

Take Care xx

13 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Yikes Nana, two in diapers and one on the way.That will keep you busy. Bless their parents hearts. Those kids should grow up with a close bond being so near in age.
That band looked interesting.

Peter said...

I enjoyed the visit to your lovely city. The tribal music group look great fun! I must look them up on the Internet and see if there is a recording of them in action. Live music out in the street can be fantastic to watch and to listen to. I once saw an amazing group who had electric ukuleles and were doing Rock and Roll music. Really amusing seeing them doing Buddy Holly numbers!

Morning's Minion said...

Angie, What a FUN post!

craftytrog said...

Lovely family photos Angie! xx

LadyBug said...

What a great photo of the family :)
I love Edinburgh! I lived there for a while during the 90's, I worked on Princes Street. Your photos really brought back memories :)

kayc said...

Looks like you had a great day in Edinburgh! What lovely children! Kathleen x

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

Great Photo's, you have a great hadful of family there:O) That looks like a great day in Edinburgh. My husband is up there as I speak, visiting his mum in hospital:o(

Thank you for dropping by my blog, I am still sorting through all my stuff..lol

Jocelyn said...

Oh I loved this post....your family is just beautiful and the boys...I want to squeeze them!!

What a beauty....I love the pic of the flowers...I would love to come and visit and see your part of the world!!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend....and yes that Birthday Number is 21!!!!

Pat aka Posh said...

Lovely family and lovely day.. what more can a person ask for..

Carmen said...

That's never the twins! Oh my goodness they've shot up! I love that shot you got of them zipping in opposite directions!

I totally agree with you about Live music and love coming across things like that though have never heard or seen a Scottish group like that - how amazing!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fab photos angie; sounds like you had a great time :) Yes get the drum kit now!
Anne x

Gez said...

Great photos Angie. Thanks for sharing. :) What beautiful boys. I went all goose bumperly when I read about the band. How fabulous. :D
Gez.xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Angie, wow I loved your photos, I have only ever been as far as The Lakes, so our city is just lovely! I will get up your neck of the woods one day, lol! Thanks for sharing with us all, those little peeps are just the sweetest! hugs Heidi xx