Leaves and Lions

Some readers will know that I have been indoors for two weeks with a long-lasting but mild attack of Covid. This afternoon, restless instead of listless, the test line is pale pink not red, I thought I can go out in a mask, stay away from others, and they will be safe enough, and I … More Leaves and Lions

Beautiful Day

Not every day is beautiful, not every morning begins with gladness, however I might wish. This morning, I wakened from restless dreams. Thanks to the bounty of apples from a friend’s allotment, breakfast was good, but restlessness was still present. I thought a walk to George Square and the Labyrinth would keep me sane away … More Beautiful Day

Edinburgh – my city?

During August, in Edinburgh, everything changes. There are some great shows happening … but for me it is too hard to find them among the enormous number of shows, gallery exhibitions, concerts, films, discussions, etc. that make up the festivals of Edinburgh in August. Look them up, the International Festival, the Film Festival, the Book … More Edinburgh – my city?

Summer activity

We all know that the weather happens to favour living in Scotland at the moment anyway, not subject to heatwave distress, just getting some rather nice days and evenings. I was worried that the garden wasn’t getting enough rain, and carrying water downstairs is tiring good exercise, but yesterday we got a good rainshower, so … More Summer activity