Scottish life and landscape in photos, from Edinburgh to Shetland and points between
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Scotland is still here
Happy New Year from Scotland! Despite predictions, Scotland and the rest of the world are still here, as pictured by the Artisan Roast coffee shop in Edinburgh's Broughton Street.
I've seen lots of resolutions being made across the blogging world. My main one is to get out of the city more. We've been back in Edinburgh for four days now and I'm pining dreadfully for the countryside and the wide skies of Moray. It doesn't help that Edinburgh is at the tailend of its Winter Wonderland season under grey cloud and that spring-like temperatures have forced the shut-down of the open-air ice rink in Princes Street Gardens. The operators described it like trying to keep a fridge cold with the door open.
Photographic inspiration has been hard to come by as a result. I did try to take a picture of my daughter's orthodontists (the premises, not the person) when we visited yesterday, to celebrate a date being fixed for the removal of her braces, but I was firmly squashed. I know when to give in. Incidentally, I have to trumpet the virtues of the British National Health Service at this point - necessary orthodontal treatment which starts before the age of 18 is free.Give me 'socialist medicine' any day!
It will be a few weeks before I can escape the city again, so in the meantime I'll be showing January as it is in Edinburgh.