Surprise!!!

Last weekend Jan and I hopped on a plane to return Edinburgh, Jan's former workplace for several years.  We were a bit anxious when riding by her buss stop but she fortunately didn't need to get into town the same moment we did.

As we didn't feel the need to do the touristy stuff any more, we enjoyed catching up with some friends in the many trendy bars & restaurants in Newtown.  More and more familiar faces, hugs, memories & stories until it was time to leave for the party in time. After all we all had to be in before she arrived.  We were all so thrilled in anticipation to see her face.  In order to avoid all suspicion the colleagues had even gathered yesterday and went out for drinks with her to celebrate her birthday until early in the morning.

She's coming, she's coming!...

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SURPRISE!!!




How heart warming it was to see how much effort relatives, friends and colleagues had done to make her 60th birthday perfect. How fun it was to be part of the fun and to hang out with these friends/colleagues again whom we had not seen since our wedding or before,  to be dragged onto the dance floor again where I swirled as ignorant Belgian always a few spins too much in the Gaelic dances until someone turned me to the other side again trying to catch up the steps, to be walking in this beautiful city again.
Damn 30 hours can go by quickly.


Edinburgh castle
Newtown

Comments

Jenn said…
Love the busy moving picture.

Sounds like a great weekend.

Jenn
Betsy said…
Wat een leuk weekend!
Brian Miller said…
ha...sounds like a fun weekend and great pics as well...so is that you dancing? smiles.
yab said…
Oh, Edinburgh. Dat is jaren geleden dat ik daar nog eens was. Moet ik beslist nog eens opnieuw naartoe.