Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the goblin city to... wait. That's Labyrinth. 10 points if you got the reference.
Edinburgh does have a castle though; quite a magnificent one. I look forward to the day we can take the boys and have them actually enjoy it. We've been in transition for so long, and have seen SO many castles that they've become passé for the Goober. As uncle Mike would put it: "you can't swing a cat without hitting something awesome here" ... so hilariously wrong yet true. Though considering the kid's limited basis of comparison, I suppose this is all quite normal in their eyes. Meanwhile these cobblestone streets & towns centuries older than my own country have me at a loss for words. It's so different here... so deliciously different and somehow so familiar.
I almost crashed our rental car today as I caught a glimpse of Fettes down its main entrance. This is a school. Locals say it served as inspiration for Hogwarts. No big deal.
The flight from Cork was quick, and the kids cooperated as much as they were able. Aunt Sue kept a watchful eye on the Goober as he kept 2 fingers on Minecraft. Meanwhile, my attention stay focused on Little Biscuit who is having his turn at the latest tummy bug. I am SO DONE with being sick! Seriously, the nomadic gods have taken no mercy on our household. But hey at least we're here now, end of the line, time to boot the gypsy wagon and give our immune systems something to focus on.