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

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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