Thank you for the kind comments on my St. Columba’s Day post. It is bedtime and I ought not to be blogging, but I just couldn’t resist showing you what a gorgeous afternoon it was today here in Glasgow. After so much cold weather, we have been favoured with several days of sun and warmth. It made the news this evening in fact! They said the top temperature in Glasgow was 22C/72F but our car said 24C.
The Dafter didn’t have school today, a welcome rest for her. In the afternoon we visited the enormous Pollok Country Park. It is so big (361 acres) that, although you are right in the middle of the city, you can’t tell. We walked along the river that flows behind Pollok House:
It was great to see her able to enjoy the cool shade of the trees and the beautiful river, without the wheelchair or the walking stick:
We both find old graffiti very touching:
Everyone was out enjoying the weather – babies and grannies and all in between:
The house, which belongs to the National Trust for Scotland, was built in 1752:
If you walk down these steps, you are just by the river and the bridge. Beyond lie acres of land:
Before we left to come home, the Dafter suggested we take a selfie together:
She is still quite pale compared to her weather-beaten old mother, but not as pale as she was when she was mostly bedbound and housebound just over a year ago. We both reflected on how the silver lining to the cloud of her illness has been the happy times that we get to spend together. She has a much better balance in her life these days, because she has friends and activities of her own now, but we still enjoy our jaunts and chats together.