Good news and a good celebrations

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So, we umm, bought a house! We’ve thought about where we wanted to set down roots for a while- did we want to emigrate abroad? Move down South to England or up North to the islands? What was important to us and what could we leave behind? And realistically, where could we afford to live a comfortable life without working too hard to pay for it? Well, we found something that balances it all out. Graham grew up in a costal craft village 40 mins away from Glasgow that has pretty much everything we want.  A strong community, an artistic vibe, rural setting, close to family, near the beach, and plenty things going on.  The house we’re in the process of buying is a bank repossession that at full price we couldn’t afford.  It looks over a glen that has a small river running through it, follow the river on foot for ten minuets and you are at the beach.  Perfect or what? The garden is sizeable (Graham is already saying “PIGS”, “BEES” and “HENS”) and we like the layout of the house.  It has a lounge and a large sitting room with french doors opening into the garden.  We are pretty in love with it (and terrified by how grown up this is!)

We had a little celebration this weekend.  Graham took Friday off work and we made the most of it.  We went to the movies (hence the 3d glasses), visited two museums (if you’re Glasgow based check out what’s going on a The GOMA), ate pizza, had beer with friends, and took Arthur on his first bike ride along the Clyde Cycle path. Beth did really well cycling the distance on her bike.

All the pictures in this post were taken on Graham’s phone and I found some others I thought you’d like to see. It’s funny seeing the same family from the other parent’s perspective. They show a different relationship between the subjects and the photographer (if you get what I mean)

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