We've just had a great day out today. Chenoa and the Nerf family texted us and asked if we fancied meeting up for pizza...in 30 minutes! We didn't make it on time but there was a queue for tables anyway so it was fine. It was lovely to see them, and Dylan was looking really happy which was fab.
After lunch we headed up to Appleton Tower to catch a bit of this year's BarCamp Scotland. We heared a couple of talks then Ewan Spence did his end-of-conference entertainment - a talk about card games called Fluxx and One Thousand Blank White Cards.
At the end of BarCamp we sneaked into a particular union bar that shall remain unnamed. I say sneaked, because we were pretty sure they don't have a kids licence. I carried Louis in his 'cocoon' cot part of the pram (it looks like a wide lime-green sports bag, except you can see a baby's face peeking out the top). The security staff were only concerned that we had voucers to let us in and didn't see him.
We then sat in the corner of the Committee Room with Ewan and Vicki, with Louis in his cocoon on the floor. He slept peacefully while we played several games of Fluxx and had some food (major loss of brownie points for the union for a) not having the vegie platter b) putting the veggie spring rolls on the meal platter and c) not telling us there were also meat spring rolls. They gave us free nachios and veggie spring rolls but Vicki was understandably upset when she realised she'd eaten a meat spring roll)
Fluxx is a very cool card game that is now on my ebay list. The rules change as you play as well as the goal of the game (i.e. how you win). It made for a fun evening, well it was helped by the G and T (my first drink since giving birth!).
Just as we were finishing eating Louis started stiring and looking hungry so we decided to make our move. I could have tried to hid him as I fed, play the daft lassie if questioned, or just be kicked out but we didn't want to get BarCamp in trouble. Louis was pretty quiet all the way home too :-) He's wonderful!