Tuesday, 18 September 2007

The good, the bad and the disappointing...

You are probably wondering why the unusual title? As you would have seen in previous posts, we were going to buy a house. This is now not to be and will be something we will look into again in a year's time when our visa is renewed. We have found out that it is now law in Scotland that no bank will give you a mortgage if you have not lived here for 2 years. This has been a very stressful and disappointing time for us, but we take courage in the help and advise that we have received from many sources.

As to what is good....check out these beautiful pictures Jimmy took on his trip to Netherlands for the Trans European Division workers meetings. He said that it was great fun talking in Afrikaans and being able to understand them and them understand him. Jimmy spoilt me by bringing back a pair of my very own clogs and an ornamental pair. It feels really weird walking in clogs, they are not heavy, but different.....(make sense??)

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Edinburgh Fireworks

As a lover of pyrotechniques I made sure we did not miss the annual fireworks concert at the end of the Edinburgh festival. This year they only blasted away more than 3 tonnes of the good stuff. We got a very good place to stand in Princess street, and it wss very good. Only a few more weeks to Guy Fawks. These photos don't really do justice to what we saw. I also took a bit of video, just to see how the N95 takes video. Check it out at the bottom of this post.