Sorry for the delay in posting this - seems the project is a bit jinxed when it comes to technology. Aaaaaanyway! Without further ado, here's a wee rundown of Malcolm and Percy's (second) trip to Scotland.
Malcolm and Percy arrived just in time for us to hit the road to our little holiday cottage on the Crinan Canal in Argyle. Unfortunately, there'd been an accident on the main road there so we ended up having to take a more elaborate route via the Gourock-Dunoon ferry - along with everyone else that needed to circumnavigate the blocked road! So we had to watch two ferries go off without us while we were queueing.
But at least we had company in the car! I had Merlin the dog at my feet, Malcolm on my lap and a very put out cat not able to sit in her usual spot (on me!). Plus, we had two bikes in the boot!
But everything was fine once we got to the other end. The next day, we went to the Tarbert Seafood Festival, where we saw some sea creatures:
And an amazing bike display:
And Malcolm met the bike team, including YouTube celebrity DannyMacAskill:
(Who were a really lovely bunch and didn't run away from the weird lady waving a hedgehog at them. Bless!)
Malcolm was getting a bit tired by then, so he caught a ride in my backpack:
The next day, we headed off to look at wooden boats at the Crinan Classic:
And watched the world go by:
Followed by a bit more chilling at the cottage, watching the boats go by on the canal:
Of course, I had to show Malcolm the canal itself and teach him how the locks work.
We had a double-whammy of culture back on Glasgow! Percy came along to a classical concert at the Royal Concert Hall:
And Malcolm braved the Scottish weather to risk some outdoor theatre:
Both of them had a fab time at my knitting group, too!
And then we went off to London for a weekend. Malcolm had a wee glass of wine and watched the planes:
And made some friends once we got to London:
I think he quite enjoyed the main event, even though he didn't get to go on the plinth himself! But you can see him get a wave from Michael here. And there was much photographing!
(In case anyone's worried: we didn't lose the wee postcard, but removed it for safe keeping while we were in the Big Smoke!)
Most importantly, we did the proper touristy things....such as Westminster:
And after that exhausting trip, Malcolm and Percy caught the post to Italy, where I hope they're having a drier time than we had over here! I've just realised I seem to be missing some photos, too. I'll have a dig around for them and pop them up once I've tracked them down! It was a pleasure hosting the two of them and there are more photos on my Flickr page that you can look at by clicking through any of the photos above. I hope!