This morning after Qi Gong, I nipped to the flat to do some few bits and pieces, before returning the hire car at 11am.
I then headed back to the boat to do some work.
Late afternoon, Hannah, Honey and I went for a walk up Arthur’s Seat.
Usually we go up on a Friday, but tomorrow it’s The Melting Pot end of the month Friday Night drinks (on Zoom) with special guest, Sam 🙂
Haven’t been for a long walk with Honey all week, so was great to be out on the hills.
That also means this evening Honey has been sleeping all evening 🙂
We arrived 15 minutes early to meet Hannah, so I chilled out on a nearby bench.
Had an awesome walk to the top and then explored various hills and routes we haven’t been up before 🙂
The gorse is just starting to turn yellow – it reminded me of last year about May/June time when it’s so so yellow!
Stunning views 🙂
Windy at the top (blog cover photo) and below !!
And windy on the way down – we were able to lean in the wind.
It was great to explore new areas.
On This Day In History
A year ago today was Day 2.
Here’s some extracts from that blog
“I always wake up listening to Virgin Radio and The Chris Evans Breakfast Show. This morning I heard him get excited, as he looked out the window on (I think) the 7th or 17th Floor of a London Tower where it is broadcast – the excitement was that there was no more smog in London, instead he could see the outer smog of London in the distance, where there was more vehicles!!
I decided to go for a long walk on Arthur’s Seat with Honey the Dog. Although, cloudy, it was a lovely day for a walk. The place was super busy for 8am in the morning with runners, walkers and dog walkers, more like a Saturday late morning than a Wednesday morning. What struck me was the stillness in the air, a presence – across the city and Leith.
It was as if, as we all rush around the city (before the lock-down) it creates an energy of rushing. This was just not there. It was absolutely beautiful !
The rest of the day continued to be very busy. With social media chat, more phone calls, emails, etc…and teaching my mum how to use Zoom (via a telephone conversation) so she could do her first Zoom Pilates!
With The Guardian article being shared on Facebook later in the day, lots of comments, etc…and a telephone interview with The Daily Mirror!
I fell into bed exhausted!”
This is what I wrote in my diary
- The city is quiet and still – it’s beautiful. Felt a stillness and presence when outside.
- Such a busy day!
- Zoom Coffee with Magic Gareth.
- No human contact.
News Headlines from the Day
- 405,000 people volunteer in 24 hours.
- 21 year old girl dies from Covid, with no previous health issues.
- Self employed wait for government support package.
- UK government shuts down for 1 month.
Covid Cases and Deaths
Covid Death Rate
As I come to the end of this blog, today feels a bit more of a ‘normal’ day compared to the rest of the week. Two more jobs to do in the flat and then all is done – add a small bit of kickboard in the kitchen and do an inventory list. Oh and in 6 days collect the buzzor and letter box signs to replace the ones that have ‘Campbell’ on them, I haven’t changed them for over 20 years!
Was thinking how much I am going to miss living in Leith, but it’s only 3 miles away, so can visit lots and will probably appreciate Leith even more as I am not living there. So glad that I have managed to move to another part of Edinburgh, rather than move out of the city all together.
I’ve finished the blog before 11pm, which is great – the last few nights I have been finishing it around 1am!!
Today the weather has been cloudy with some sunshine, this evening it has been raining. It’s colder this evening.
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