In Chains

You know the weather is getting better when fire tricks gets swapped for the chains. 😉 – with the festival just around the corner some street performers have already arrived.

However Todd Various is here all year – his sleight of hand tricks are really impressive. – often found on the Royal Mile, near St Giles’ Cathedral

Todd Various Chains

Todd Various Chains

Filming at Portobello Beach

The BBC are filming something on Portobello Beach tonight – Along with the bonfire they are also playing The Doors, Light My Fire … I’m assuming it’s something to do with fire.  – Probably some rubbish that will be on BBC 3 at some obscure date/time. – nevertheless they better tidy up after themselves.

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Beast From The East – Snowmageddon 2018 – Part deux

The adverse weather continues, it gives a lovely opportunity for picturesque photos.
but as the snow thaws, it becomes slippery and slippery … be careful out, the old colloquialism ‘Brass monkey weather’ comes to mind. 😉

Arthurs Seat snow

Arthurs Seat snow

Edinburgh Castle Snow

Edinburgh Castle Snow

St Margarets Loch Snow

St Margarets Loch Snow

St Margarets Loch Snow

St Margarets Loch Snow

Beast From The East – Snowmageddon 2018

A wonder wonderland or the frozen tundra of Portobello? I’ll let you decide! – here are some photos taken this morning.

Beast From The East Portobello Snowman

Beast From The East Portobello Snowman

The Beast From the east or Snowmageddon 2018 comes with some problems, I’m snowed in!! Nae public transportation until further notice.  Its unique as Snow very rarely lies on the beach.

Beast From The East Portobello 4

Beast From The East Portobello 4

Beast From The East Portobello 3

Beast From The East Portobello 3

Beast From The East Portobello 2

Beast From The East Portobello 2

Beast From The East Portobello

Beast From The East Portobello

Today is the first day of astronomical spring, but looking outside now at 21:47 – it’s Still snowing
lets hope the weather improves soon

Warm Up

Aye, it was afy cold – so, fire! a wonderful way to warm up, this fella kens. 😉

This talented street performer is called Todd Various playing his character Duke Loopin, chances are you will find him plying his trade most Sundays on the Royal Mile.

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

He has website

Winter 2017

Winter is here, it was afy cold this weekend.  Here are some photos from Portobello Beach (ever walk on frozen sand? its different) and Holyrood Park – Arthur’s Seat and St Margaret’s Loch.  Although it was a mere -6° we had nae snow in Auld Reekie this time.

Winter in Edinburgh - Portobello Beach

Winter in Edinburgh – Portobello Beach

Winter in Edinburgh - St Margaret's Loch

Winter in Edinburgh – St Margaret’s Loch

Winter in Edinburgh - Arthur's Seat

Winter in Edinburgh – Arthur’s Seat