Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Trip to Madrid

We are so grateful to have loving grandparents who look after Jess and Sam, Scott's parents had Jess and Sam for a few days allowing us to grab an easy jet bargain and fly to Madrid and practice our Peruvian spanish, people could understand us most of the time!
How exciting to see spring blossoms and sit in an outdoor cafe after the cold snow in Scotland the week before! We enjoyed the spanish food, architecture, museums and art galleries and had a lovely break. Now we are gearing up to go back to Cusco saying our final goodbyes, clearing our stuff out of Anjanette's parents garage and organising our packing . Feb 28th is the BMS World Mission day of prayer, please pray for the work BMS is involved in all over the world and please remember us in prayer as we start our long journey back to Cusco then too! We will arrive in Cusco on March 1st , then Jess and Sam have their first day of the new school year on March the 2nd !

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scottish snow in February

We have spent the last few days in a hotel in Pitlochry,Perthshire. It was lovely to spend a few days away as a family and the scenery was spectacular since it snowed while we were there! Sometimes we feel that as missionaries our children miss out on normal activities and life experiences that most children in the UK have (and we know that their lives are also enriched by other experiences that UK children would never be exposed to!) One such experience is learning to swim,the swimming facilities in Cusco are not very good so we hoped that during our few days away that Samuel's swimming skills would improve if we spent some time in the hotel pool . Samuel loved the water and for the first time ever he became much more confident managing to take a few strokes unaided which we are delighted about and will be working on in the next few weeks.

Friday, February 4, 2011

photos of our Scotland trip

dressing up in Victorian outfits with Nanny

dressing up with the bagpipes!

photographed with our new friend the Piper

Jess, Sam and their Great Granny

Visiting the Discovery ship in Dundee