Quick visit to Selkirk

Blurred photograph of Reuben and Joshua in Selkirk
Reuben and Joshua demonstrating just how quick our visit was

Thanks to a little golfing tournament in the Royal Burgh of St Andrews the employees of Scotland’s first university were granted two additional days vacation.

So yesterday we took the opportunity to make a quick visit to see my Mum — following her foot operation a couple of weeks ago — my sister Jenni and nephew Benjamin.

And unfortunately it really was a quick visit:

  • Arrive
  • Jane had prepared lunch which she popped into the oven
  • Eat lunch
  • Clear up
  • Shopping for Mum
  • Visit Jenni and Benjamin for 10 minutes
  • Deliver shopping to Mum
  • Leave for home again

We left Anstruther just after 09:00 and got back home around 18:00, which is about the time they normally go upstairs for a bath, and they hadn’t even had their dinner yet.

So we just pushed everything back an hour, ate dinner and then went out to the park outside our back gate for a kick about with the football to run off some of their energy; they’d been sitting in the car for much of the day. (We’re not daft!)

They were great! I was so proud of them all day.

Joshua sitting on a chair
Joshua
Reuben looking thoughtful
Reuben

Published by

Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.