At the end of October we headed up to Edinburgh by train on Friday after the kids finished school, for Ethan’s U12 rugby tour. We had been looking forward to the trip, as Edinburgh is a great city, but there is something about being on tour with the rugby team..its a load of fun. The theme for the tour was Yorkshire, so it was compulsory to always wear a flat cap and a white rose and we had Yorkshire phrases we had to use. Any rules broken and you could be up in kangeroo court and you wouldn’t want that!
Here are some of the pictures from the tour…
Saturday morning was taken up with rugby at Watsonians ground where the kids played against Watsonians school as well as a touring team from Liverpool. This is a rubbish shot but its some action from Ethan
This is Dave and Miles kitted out pitchside
and here is me with my Yorkshire Terrier
After the morning of rugby we headed to Murrayfield to have a stadium tour which was very interesting going behind the scenes. I loved that they had a tartan pattern in the seats in the stadium. In this picture you can see the special lights that they use to repair the pitch after matches. The ground was massive!
In the evening we were back to Watsonians for a team meal as well as kangeroo court. Fortunately we didn’t get brought before the court but for those that did there was a lot of canapes eaten which consisted of a Weetabix topped with whipped cream, anchovies and chillies along with other delicacies.
The Sunday was more rugby, this time a tournament had been organised. Ripon were playing really well despite the late nights. Ethan scored a great try during one of the matches.. his first! … I was very proud!
Here’s the team at the end of the tournament
And what else did we do… we managed to grab some time to wander through Grassmarket and along the Royal Mile for a bit
and enjoyed the local brew
It was a great trip which the kids really enjoyed as well.. and here’s to many more.