bairn blog: a tale of three henleys

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10:34pm Saturday, 4th November 2006

henleys three had a lovely day today, venturing west to visit gramps in helensburgh. gethin had awoken particularly early this morning – as had peta – although cole took the opportunity to sleep in later than humanely seems possible with the acoustic keruffle that comes with occupying a seven month old of a weekend morning.

we arrived in h-berg later than expected (on account of cole’s laziness) for a slap-up lunch before relaxing to watch the rugby and generally just be in each other’s company. it is truly a shame that gramps will be moving down south in the new year. we don’t see each other as much as we should but as peta said on the drive back it has been nice to know that family are near.

at times it is frustrating to have so much of our family so far away. the flip side is that we definitely appreciate it more when we do meet up and since gethin was born i think we have seen more of our families than in the years preceding.

elsewhere am delighted to report that yesterday saw the arrival of cole’s shiny new bike. so, trousers tucked into socks, and lungs and calfs (or should it be calves?) prepared for steep inclines and the chilled oxygen of a scottish winter as cole embarks on once again joining the commuting masses.