Friday, 31 October 2008


Today, our offer was accepted on the flat. It still feels unreal. Magnus is away in Brighton this weekend, and this is how I'm celebrating by myself! Wine, Jelly Bellies, music, and election blogs. (Perhaps a little Guitar Hero later). What could be better?!

Thursday, 30 October 2008


I'm giddy with excitement over Saturday's Obama support rally here in Edinburgh. I even made myself a poster and a matching felt brooch.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


Some crazy stuff going down near the Parliament. Apparently, a guy was threatening to kill himself with a knife. So of course, this required twelve police cars and two armed units. What are they going to do?! 'Oh, no...he's cutting himself!! SHOOT HIM!!' Thankfully, he was taken to hospital unharmed.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008


Mmm...Demijohn. I pass this place every day on my way home from work. These cold dark wintery evenings make me crave a bottle of their apricot brandy.

Monday, 27 October 2008


I love this fudge shop on the Royal Mile. A bunch of skeezy little indie kids work there, they always advertise cool gigs in the window, and hey, free blood. I mean fudge, yes.

Sunday, 26 October 2008


A cool light thingy at the Camera Obscura.
More here.

Saturday, 25 October 2008


Kay's Bar with the lovely American ladies who I wish I had met ages ago!

Friday, 24 October 2008


Exhibition opening at the City Art Centre. A couple of my friends worked very hard on this exhibition, and it really was a job well done.

Thursday, 23 October 2008


A library user was caught today WRITING IN THE LIBRARY BOOKS. Who the hell does this?! Thank goodness he was kind enough to use pencil, and I spent the entire afternoon erasing his scribblings.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008


Oh no...the Precious has an owwie - somehow the plastic has cracked, and I put a plaster on it to protect it until I can get at it with some Super Glue.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


I got this in the mail today from my dad... a column by a Democrat Obama-supporting woman coming to terms with the fact that her dad will always be a Republican. This rings true for me. We may not see eye to eye when it comes to politics, but I will always love my dad!

Monday, 20 October 2008


Crazy weather today - rain, sunshine, and blue sky all at once!

Sunday, 19 October 2008


This is all we did today - a massive one day binge of BSG.
Who is the last Cylon?!?! The waiting is going to be unbearable.

Saturday, 18 October 2008


Cozy pub with Magnus and Emma on Saturday night.

Friday, 17 October 2008


I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about Election Week already. Firstly, the election - which is becoming increasingly difficult to not get giddy about. Deep Breath! Secondly, we're having an awesome election sleepover with my wonderful Obama-supporting friends to watch the results come in. Thirdly, Magnus and I have a whole week off starting the day after the election. Fourthly, we're going to see Fleet Foxes in Glasgow on Saturday night with Emma. And fifthly and finally, we'll be staying over in Glasgow for two days to do a bit of sightseeing. Roll on, 4th of November!!

Thursday, 16 October 2008


Lovely crisp afternoon sunshine through the trees over Holyrood Palace

Wednesday, 15 October 2008


More Royal Mile mayhem - the City Chambers evacuated and the fire brigade called in.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


The Birdie loves to help Magnus study.

Monday, 13 October 2008


The source of much chaos for the past couple of weeks - the Royal Mile completely closed to traffic. And good to see those boys working so hard.

Sunday, 12 October 2008


Sitting in Mhairi's flat this afternoon in case anyone showed up for a viewing. No one came, but at least we got to watch a couple of episodes of the Wire. It's a nice flat for sale in Newington, if anyone's looking!

Saturday, 11 October 2008


Talk about alarmist headlines - sheesh! The end of the world is surely nigh!!

Friday, 10 October 2008


The very generous gift card I got as thanks for doing some training for local law librarians at work. No, thank YOU, librarians!

Thursday, 9 October 2008


Magnus and I stopped after work for a couple of pints at the pub where we met almost nine years ago.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Applying cyclododecan to water-soluble inks in a ledger book before washing.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008


A beautiful Autumn sunrise on our way to work this morning.

Monday, 6 October 2008


Dunsapie Loch, Holyrood Park overlooking the Firth of Forth

Sunday, 5 October 2008


Some lovely roses we passed on the way to Mhairi's flat.

Saturday, 4 October 2008


Training on a Saturday!! Knife sharpening/leather paring workshop in Dunblane.

Friday, 3 October 2008


This VW bus has been parked in our street for the past couple of weeks. It's just like the one we had when I was little.

Thursday, 2 October 2008


Another ICON Scotland Pub Group meeting

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


St. Giles in the lovely crisp autumn morning sunshine. Too bad it degenerated into a rainy washout by going-home time!