Tag Archives: Christmas

Light in the Darkness: Solstice

   The year has slipped through the solstice in a flurry of darkness and wild winds here in Scotland. Last night the wind tugged and pulled at the corners and edges of the house, squeezing through gaps in windows and … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas

   A Christmas fairy has landed on my windowsill, surrounded by sparkling twinkly lights, and in the far flung corners of the house all things Christmassy are beginning to emerge from their year long slumber. Old long loved decorations and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Edinburgh

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from among the sparkling lights of Edinburgh. This tree always looks so beautiful in its dramatic setting on The Mound, overlooking Princes Street. It’s a gift to our city from the people of … Continue reading

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Solstice Edinburgh: Light in the Dark

So here we are, the longest darkest night of the year. From tomorrow onwards we will turn back towards the sun, and light and warmth will slowly creep back into our lives. In the meantime all of the beautiful sparkling … Continue reading

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It was the night before Christmas…..

Christmas Eve has arrived all of a sudden, and the house is looking and feeling full of Christmas spirit. All my presents have been wrapped and are sitting patiently under the tree. I love wrapping gifts, which I know will … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Christmas Lights

Here are some more shots of Edinburgh lit up for the festive season. It was pouring with rain on Saturday when I took these, which made the whole process of night shots even harder, but it did add some wonderful … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s Christmas Market

I was struggling to find my Christmas spirit, so we headed into the heart of Edinburgh to see how the place had been decorated this year. I hoped that the bright lights and smiling faces would jump start my festive … Continue reading

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