Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Quarantine Diaries | Part 2 | Feeling Drained

Hello again. Been a while, hasn't it?

     Normally when I take an extended break from blogging, it's because life has gotten busy. This couldn't be further from the truth right now. I'm now up to 20 weeks of being furloughed from work, with at least another month to go, possibly more.

Waverley Bridge and Edinburgh Old Town - empty streets during the Covid-19 lockdown

Friday, 29 May 2020

Musings after Lockdown

Sunrise through a window with tree silhouette

And the world awakens.

Cautious glances,
hesitant footsteps,
tentatively venturing beyond the front garden.
Shy waves at long unseen faces,
scarcely believing the option to do so is even real.
Reemerging from shuttered windows,
eyes blinking in the bright sunlight,
seeing the world anew.

One by one.
Slow, cautious, careful.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Braid Burn | Morningside to Holyrood | Hiking Edinburgh

     First of all, "hiking" is an exaggeration here, as this whole route is on level ground, so it's really just a long walk. But for the sake of organisational purposes on the blog here, it's easiest to include this in the "Hiking Edinburgh" series. Anyways. Since most of the world is in lockdown of some sort these days, none of us can travel particularly far from home right now. Luckily, here in the UK we've been allowed out for daily exercise, while respecting social distancing in the process. Which has led to me attempting to find new walking routes in Edinburgh itself, since I have no means of getting out the city for other options. Edinburgh is a city with loads of green spaces to choose from, one of the many reasons I like living here so much, but I have been trying to find areas I haven't been to before, or just don't go to very often.

Braid Burn, Inch Park, Edinburgh

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