That was, when she wasn't sneaking snowballs from the table;
We did a BBQ lunch with some big salads followed by Choc Ripple Cake;
Simple Aussie Fare!
Nick went to high school with Jason and we stayed with Jason and Gillian when we lived in Scotland about 6 years ago. We have had lots of good times with these two....
Like enjoying meals together when they were both Vegan and I was on a gluten-free diet. Tricky but it can be done! Gillian cooked a beautiful nut-roast that Christmas and it was one of the best meals I have ever had!
Enjoying pints in a pub one night and a man opening up his trenchcoat to reveal rows of cheese for sale, the packets stapled to the lining of his coat! (I am still confused about this).
Me being so excited about seeing my first snow-fall, I convinced Nick to run outside with me, where I promptly threw myself on the ground to make Snow Angels in (what I had forgotten was) the sludge and grime of Edinburgh sidewalks! I also managed to lock ourselves out of our apartment (in all the excitement) that night and had to ring our agent, whilst dripping wet with said sludge.
Going to a party with Jason & Gillian and meeting a crazy Australian lady with a voice like a truck driver, who had just bought a castle in Romania for the change in her back pocket (or thereabouts)
Me insulting the Prime Minister of Scotland. I had no idea he was called the First Minister, so when he called and asked to speak to my senior, and kept referring to himself as the First Minister, I kept asking him, 'The First Minister of what?!?!?! ' Oops!
Visiting huge, beautiful, historic castles in neighbouring towns... only to find them closed for the day! It's ok, we found some pubs where we could drown our sorrows...
Jason and Gillian were the first friends we shared news of our engagement with. We have shared many celebratory drinks together and hope to join them again for cocktails in town next week to reminisce some more.
Jason & Gillian are
mad keen cyclists - they rode through Italy last year!
I wanted to make them a present, so...
I made them napkins with bicycles all over them;
I was so excited about finding the fabric, after phone calls and trips all over Sydney and was really keen to sew them up, I cut the first two fine and then cut the wrong length of fabric and didn't have enough fabric left for a set of four! Grrrr
So two napkins and some Christmas ornaments to take home;
We had such a great day today!
Can't wait to see them again next week, before they fly home on New Years Eve...