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Thursday, 24 October 2019

MY TRIP TO EDINBURGH|SEPTEMBER


Hi there.

I wrote this earlier in September but I forgot to post it so here it is.

Nadhrah has gone back to Malaysia (I will miss you and the other cousins) but Cuna, Uncle Aie, Mama and Safiyyah were still in UK but they are at Edinburgh so we decided to visit them before they fly back. Dadda rented a Suzuki this time. It's just a small car that can fit us all. Hehe... We actually didn't want to sleep there but we think we will be late so we just took some clothes and put in a bag and went. We arrived there about 1 or 2 p.m.


Ayahde, Cik De, Nadhrah & Mawar came to our apartment before they left. Said our farewells in front of our apartment.

On the way to Edinburgh. The weather was nice.

First, we went to The Royal Botanic Garden. That place was huge. There, we took a lot of pretty pictures and we also bumped into some Malaysian Chevening Scholars that Dadda had contacted. After we're done, we went to a hotel that Mommy had booked last minute. Although the hotel was small, it was so beautiful. Mommy was so happy because the hotel was right in front of the student house where Mommy, Tok Mama and Pak Su stayed for a while when Tok Mama was studying in Edinburgh years ago. After that, we went to dinner at Nandos in a mall near Cuna's air BnB. We ate, talked and had a lot of free botttomless yogurt that comes with the kids' meal.  After that, we went to Cuna's BnB.

Entrance of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh.




With 3 of Chevening scholars in Edinburgh.




Our room in our pretty little hotel on Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh.

In front of The Northumberland Hotel entrance.

The view from our hotel room widow - David Horn House, the student house where Mommy used to stay with Tok Mama and Pak Su.

Nando's at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre where we had dinner.

The next day was the day that Cuna and the others went back to Malaysia so we went to meet them again before they went to the airport. Before we went to meet them, we went around Edinburgh. We went to the house Mommy and Tok Mama stayed a long time ago. After that, we went to Mommy and Pak Su's school. Then we went to meet Cuna and the others at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station Mall. We ate lunch at Chopstix Noodle Bar. It was so good! After we're done eating, we went shopping!!!

In front of David Horn House.

In front of Pak Su's primary school, Sciennes Primary School.

In front of Mommy's high school, James Gillespie's High School.

The flat on West Newington Place where Mommy, Tok Mama & Pak Su stayed at after they moved out of the student house.

Tok Mama's university, not her department though, hehe...

It was an Open Day weekend in Edinburgh so we got to go into McEwan's Hall, where students from Edinburgh University have their graduation ceremony.


Walking in Princes Street Garden on the way to Waverly Shopping Centre. Edinburgh Castle in the background.

Our last meal together before they went back to Malaysia - Lunch at Chopstix at Waverly Mall.

With Mama, Dadda's mom, on the way to the carpark.

We stopped by at Aunty Jill's apartment to say hi and for CuNa to return the car seat she borrowed for Safiyyah during their Scotland trip. We also said our goodbyes to each other here as we all went our separate ways.


After that, it's time to go home. My family and I went back to Glasgow. Cuna, Uncle Aie, Saifyyah and Mama went back to Malaysia (Bye guys! We will miss you!)

So that's all for now. Till my next post.
Bye.

















































Saturday, 5 October 2019

MY WEEKEND ACTIVITY | MORE SIGHTSEEING!

Hi there!

This September, there were a lot of activities that I've done with my family. We went sightseeing because Mama, Cuna, Uncle Aie and Safiyyah came to Scotland to visit Nadhrah and her family at Dundee before they fly back to Malaysia for good so after they visited them, they all (including Nadhrah and her family) came to visit us in Glasgow.

Falkirk wheels

On the 21st of September, we went to Falkirk to see the Falkirk Wheel and also The Kelpies, the 2 statues of horses' heads. At the Falkirk Wheel, there were lots of activities you can do there. There was also a huge playground and you know us, the kids, we went straight to the playground when we arrived. There was a tall and huge slide a the playground. We want to ride that slide when we arrived but unfortunely, we had to take care of Safiyyah and Mawar. I don't mind taking care of Safiyyah because I've done a lot of babysitting with my little cousins. Back in Malaysia, I helped Cuna and Che Ah take care of Safiyyah and Eizaz so I don't really mind if mommy or my aunties ask me to take care of those little ones.








Ok ok, back to the story. So we played with Safiyyah and Mawar. Nadhrah was really frustrated that she didn't get to play at the slide and then Dadda said that we can go to the slide and he will take care of Safiyyah and Mawar. We were so excited that we got to go on the highest slide there! Safiyyah wanted to follow me to the slide so I asked Cuna if Safiyyah could follow me on the slide. Cuna allowed so I brought Safiyyah to the slide. There were 2 slides there. 1 is smaller than the other one. I brought Safiyyah to the smaller one first and she liked it so I took her to the bigger one next. I was surprised that Safiyyah was really brave. She climbed to the top and she wanted to go again after sliding down! I was really happy that I could have fun with her and at the same time she could have fun with me.

Safiyyah on the small slide


After we've done playing, we went to eat at the cafe near by. We had pizza. It was not halal there, so we ordered plain ones without meat. We ordered 2 kinds of pizzas, the margarita and the other one with  mushrooms. Beside the cafe, there was one more activity that the kids could enjoy. It's called 'Bungee Trampoline' where the kids will put on a bungee trampoline harness hooked on several bungee ropes. Those ropes were attached to some poles or bars reaching an average of 15 feet above the trampoline. As the kids jumped higher and higher the ropes moved up the poles allowing the kids to jump even higher and allowing them to do some tricks like flips and other cool tricks. We wanted to try it but it was kind of expensive if we were to convert to Malaysian money (Ringgit Malaysia).

Lunch - Pizzas!





After we're done eating, we went to The Kelpies where there were 2 statues of horses' heads. We were thinking of walking to that place but it would have taken us 1 hour and 30 minutes (4 miles) for us to get there. So instead of walking we decided to drive there. Once we arrived, we had ice cream! We took pictures, played tag and more. After a long day at Falkirk and Kelpies, we went to Cuna's Air BnB. It was so beautiful and spacious. We had early dinner there and we, the kids, played hide and seek because the place was so big!

Bikes for rent


The Kelpies






The Kelpies gift shop


Dinner at Cuna's air bnb

The next day, it was our turn (my family) to take them jalan-jalan Glasgow! Early morning that day, we showered as fast as we can because Cuna and the others wanted to come to our house first before going jalan-jalan. They drove to our area so they wanted to leave the car at our house. Ayahde didn't join because Mawar had a fever but Nadhrah wanted to join so Cuna went to pick up Nadhrah at Uncle Kolget's (Ayahde's friend) house, where they were staying while in Glasgow and it was near to Cuna's house. They hung out at our place until zohor before we went out.

Walk from our flat

Kelvingrove Park



After all of us have performed our zohor prayers,  we went to The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and also The Kelvin Hall Museum. After that, we went to Sauchie Hall Street to have an early dinner. We didn't have lunch cause we were trying to cover Glasgow as much as we could. We had dinner at Wagah Grill House with Aunty Natasha (Dadda's friend) and also Uncle Aaron (our lanlord) and his family. Ayahde, Chede and Mawar also joined us for dinner so it was a full house! After everyone has done eating, it was time to go home.

Kelvingrove Museum




Kelvin Hall

Entrance for University of Glasgow

River Kelvin

George Square

Strathclyde University - where Dadda is doing his master's now

Wagah Grill House where we had dinner with everyone including uncle Aaron and his family.

That's it for now peeps! Until my next post.

Ciao :)









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