I dropped Gerry, Charlotte and Charlie off at the National Express pick up point yesterday morning. They were all quite happy just vegging out most of the time they were here, which is just as well with the weather. Having the Olympics to watch was a plus.
We did go into Edinburgh on Monday - were expecting more going on in the way of street performers as the festival/fringe now on but were disappointed. There was a Cambodian (we think) dance troupe that I found more interesting than my visitors...
We spent a couple of hours walking around and avoiding the showers - a couple of dives into M&S. Charlotte bought a skirt and I am now a hoodie. I am only one size bigger than Charlotte (I wish) - her skirt was a 12 (age)...
I have been waiting to hear what was happening re the UK team for the Causeway Challenge in December. The cut-off date for the ratings qualification was the end of July and I was in 7th place of the qualifiers (five to go) but no invites had been sent to anyone. I sent out an email yesterday to find out what was happening and that set the ball rolling. I found out in the afternoon that I was in the team - there are great advantages to not working...
I had been looking at having a few days in Singapore before the tourney if I made the team to get over the jetlag. However, the costs of hotels in Singapore looked very expensive, and Paul put his foot down at my suggestion of a few nights at Raffles. The tourney itself is in Johor Bahru, just over the causeway from Singapore but doesn't look like a holiday destination.
Gerry suggested that I could fly to Bangkok and stay with him, and then fly on from there with team Thailand. So I have now booked my flight - woohoo :)
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