Why am I smiling so widely in this photo?
Yes, it’s partly because I love pancakes and maple syrup, with good coffee. Michael and I had breakfast last Sunday morning at Bistro Moderne in Edinburgh. It is a very pleasant place, in a former Art Deco-era bank building:
Michael and I weren’t altogether certain, because of the Dafter’s ongoing ME/CFS, whether we would make the trip or not. But the night before, she said I Will Be Fine! so we left her sleeping, with breakfast ready on a tray, and we caught an early train to Edinburgh. And look who was helping to prepare my pancakes: Our Son!
Clearly all those Sunday mornings of making waffles and pancakes during his childhood paid off! Our Son was so happy that we were able to come see him at work. And we were very proud of him indeed. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, served on beautiful pottery and china. It’s a very nice restaurant, just a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street. I’d definitely recommend it.
As we’d come early on a Sunday morning, before the place got really crowded, he was able to slip outside for a couple of photos:
It was fantastic to see him. After we parted, I galloped back to Waverley Station with Michael, to see him safely on the train back to Glasgow. I then found myself with an unexpected slice of time before rendezvousing with friends and going to Heart & Soul – but I will tell you about my gift of an hour in Edinburgh in my next post.