Tag Archives: Grassmarket

A Giant U-Turn

Image: Eternal Press Something struck me last night as I was walking through Edinburgh after the day job. Well actually, two things struck me, and I’ll tell you about them both here. I should explain that the route of my … Continue reading

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Making an Arse of it at the West Port Book Festival

Image: WPBF Emily Dodd Emily Dodd entertained a full house in West Port’s Edinburgh Books last night, with her own unique brand of poetry and song. Through tales of insomnia as a child, to Percy the Puffin, meeting The Queen, … Continue reading

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Slow Saturday

Image: English Passport My daughter is away for the weekend so I allowed myself the luxury of a lie in yesterday morning. The fact that I had partaken in a pub crawl around the Royal Mile and Grassmarket the evening … Continue reading

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The Cost of Nationalism

Image: English Passport Scotland Votes The result of the Scottish Parliamentary Election was nothing short of staggering. While the Liberal Democrats were being punished for their performance at the Westminster, and the Tories were bumbling on as insignificantly as ever, … Continue reading

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Live Music and Memories

Image: WebWiseforRadio.com I hope everyone’s having a great Bank Holiday weekend. For me, that enjoyment is now over, in fact, it never really started. The role of my day job means we don’t get the standard holidays but have them … Continue reading

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The World Keeps Turning

Image: freewebphoto.com I went out on Saturday morning and did something I’d not done for a long while: walk for miles through Edinburgh. It was something I needed to do, to give me time to reflect on Ian’s funeral the … Continue reading

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Drinking In The Sun

Image: e-pint.com I write this with a sore head, a dry tongue, and a strong desire to be back in bed. But hey, you only live once, and yesterday was a fine day to be out on a wee tour … Continue reading

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