Rainshine On Leith

Rainshine On Leith
Image: leithfestival

I thought I would try something different for a change this weekend – a Saturday evening post. Put it down to the flexibility of my desire to experiment, though the reality is, I’m bored and need to something to do. Writing a blog entry seemed like a god idea followed by some reading. So here’s part one.

I’m not sure what happened to my guest blog over at Love, Romances and More today; everything was sent in on time but the publicity for the event was showing for a different author, and she didn’t have a clue what an of it was about. Some wires have been crossed somewhere, but as it stands nothing is up for the 13th as of yet. I’ll post news when I have it.

The STELLA blog tour is still on over at Lara Stauffer’s Ramblings of a Suburban Mom – go and check it out if you haven’t already!

I was up early this morning doing day job work – overtime so no complaints. Nipped up town afterwards to run some errands and take my regular time out for a coffee and pastry, before heading back home in time to visit the Leith Carnival. The weather reports said rainy showers were due about 1pm and boy were they right. We had only been there for 20 mins when the heavens opened and we had to take shelter in a nice Jamaican woman’s gazebo.

I trooped back home and got changed, and after a quick lunch and an hour waiting to see if the rain was staying off, I decided to head back down. No sooner had I left the house I could hear thunder on the horizon. I made it half way through the carnival, stopping to watch a band on stage called Streetcar – the same band that played at my wedding no less – when it began to rain again. It got heavier so I walked back home and arrived back at the house drenched yet again.

I decided on an afternoon nap and when I woke up the girls still weren’t back so I had dinner – cheese on toast, very satisfying (not!) – then got my netbook out. As I type this I’m watching Only Fools and Horses wondering what to do with the rest of my evening. I have a fresh coffee beside me and a chocolate muffin so things aren’t all too bad.

I have to get up mega early again tomorrow for more day job overtime, then I think I’ll pop into town and get supplies for the bunnies. Still got lots to do elsewhere so I’ll see if I can get through any of it tonight. Maybe some editing, maybe some reading, maybe – who knows.

Here’s a slideshow, albeit rather bland, of today’s Leith Carnival.

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About Colin Galbraith

Thriller author, music fan, St Mirren fan, fluff chucker, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannoli.
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2 Responses to Rainshine On Leith

  1. I’m getting a little tired of rain and dreary days. Don’t know about you. Hope you have a good overtime day!

  2. smidge says:

    Loved the tramworks survival kit at the Leith Festival!

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