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Friday, 6 December 2019

DALGETY BAY AND THE EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS FAIR || 1ST DECEMBER


Hi there!

It's finally December, time flies when you're having fun and I have more things to share with you. The first story I am going to tell you this month is my road trip to Edinburgh... again! (or as Mommy would say, balik kampung. Hahaha!!!)

 We went to Edinburgh because Uncle Keith came back from Japan but unfortunately, he was only back for a week. We left our house early on Sunday morning and went to Edinburgh by a car rented by Dadda.

 It was a very cold and misty morning. The ground was covered in frosts and the temperature was below 0°C.

Off to Edinburgh!


We arrived in Dunfermline at about 12:00p.m. When we reached Pops' (Uncle Keith's father) house, they were out at the grocery store nearby so we had to wait a wee while for them. While we waited, we played with the frosts at in the backyard. Hehe...



Idzhar trying to make a snow angel.


When Uncle Keith and Pops arrived, we went straight inside the house because is was freezing outside. We had a delicious lunch, homemade vege soup by Pops (all veges fresh from his garden) and margherita pizzas made by Aunty Jill. We also had some bread with cheese slices. Pops' house faces the sea so after lunch, we went to have a walk by the beach up to the old church.

 Dadda & Pops

 Aysha found something she liked as soon as we went in.

 

 Lunch with the Franklins. Aunty Jill and her sons, Torin & Arlo came to join us.


 Holly plant in front of Pops front door

Walking towards the beach 


 The path towards the old church



 This church has been around since the 1800s.

 The front part of the church overlooking the sea.

 Sunset from the church.








Walking back before it got too dark.

When we came back to the house, it was already dark so we decided to make a move. Before we went back, we drove to the Edinburgh Christmas Fair. The fair was on Princes Street, near the Waverly Station mall so we went to Chopstix for dinner. After that, we went back to the fair because Mommy wanted coffee and I bought hot chocolate with marshmallow and cream. Hahaha!!! We walked around the market for a wee bit more before it was time to go home.

Japanese snacks souvenir courtesy of Uncle Keith 
who came back from Tokyo for a week, for work. 

Pops gave Mommy his homemade Raspberry jam made from Raspberries n his garden 
and a pot of plant for our house to bring back home.

 Stopped by Glenda's (Uncle Keith's mom) grave before we left. 
She passed away just about 2 years after Tok Babah. 
The last time we were all together (Tok Babah, Glenda & all our families) was in Japan, at Uncle Keith's wedding.


 The Edinburgh Christmas Market in Princes Street


 Idzhar found handmade TMNT hats.



My hot chocolate with cream & marshmallows.


Unfortunately, this was on a Sunday so we had to home early as it was a school night. A lot of interesting events happening in the month of December so watch this space!
Be back soon! 😉


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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.

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