After a nice leisurely start to the morning, Mum headed off to a harp practice (complete with a harp on her back) and the rest of us got ready to head down to Murrayfield (the Scottish international rugby stadium) to watch Hearts play Barcelona in a pre-season friendly.

Note the fancy new Hearts tops. Iona is particularly happy because hers is a specially designed girls one. Calum now says he has one for each day of the week.
It was the largest ever home crowd for a Hearts match (57,000+) and a whole lot of fun even though neither team seemed to be trying desperately hard. Barcelona showed glimpses though of why they are one of Europe’s top sides and it was a treat to see the likes of Ronaldhino, Henry, Eto and the like

Ronaldhino scores from a very soft penalty awarded by the Hibs supporting referee.

The whole thing was very nicely arranged by the afore-mentioned Scott who was there with his Calum (he now knows his godfatherly duties include blog commenting!)

Barcelona ended up winning 3-1 thought it was fun for a while at 1-1 after Hearts scored.

Tomorrow it is off home again (almost) I will be meeting Michele in Newark, NJ swapping bags, giving her a couple of children and heading directly off to Kentucky!

:: Justin ::