This blog has been quiet lately because I’m absorbed with a big work project. I will get back to blogging soon! For a little update the weather here has been miserable – cold, windy, rainy. Classic Scottish winter weather. It’s also reminded me of my #1 pet peeve of living over here. You all know that I absolutely love this city, so I think it’s safe to share this little annoyance. Pedestrians have no rights here. It can be absolutely awful outside and you can be trying to cross the street – gale-force winds pelting icy rain in your face and no one will let you cross. You can be standing in the middle of the road and trying to cross the street when traffic is stopped and the driver (warm, dry and protected) of the car in front of you will keep moving towards that red light, making you go around it – even though he’s only going to advance two feet before it has to stop. Also cars don’t stop when they are at the end of a street and entering another – they roll through what would be a stop in America, making all the pedestrians (bending into the rain) wait until he’s on his way. It’s SOOOOO annoying.
On a happier note, there is a new magazine on the block here in the UK. Most women’s magazines here are terrible – boring, poorly written, focused on makeup, weight-loss and little else. There is now oh comely. Its motto is “keep your curiosity sacred” and I am so enjoying it!
It features fun articles, creative writing, homemade products. It’s not widely available in shops but for my Edinburgh readers you can pick up your copy at the following locations:
Analogue – 102 West Bow, EH1 2HH
Fruitmarket Gallery – 45 Market St, EH1 1DF
Red Door Gallery – 42 Victoria Street, EH1 2JW
The Spider and the Fly – 65 Bread Street, EH3 5LP
For my American readers there are stockists in New York City and international subscriptions are available.