Coffee today is served outside, a thought that was put into motion Friday morning by suggesting that we cycle to the beach. It’s rare that we get such a long dry spell here in Edinburgh, enabling us to plan, and the beauty of a sunny morning at the weekend is not to be missed.
Portobello is a short distance away, within our allowable 5 mile radius and easily cyclable. We soaked our muesli overnight, loaded up our flasks and headed down for 9. It was hot already with folk swimming in the sea, mainly the hard core open water swimmers armed with wet suits.
The sea and the sand a tonic for the mind after sitting at my PC all week, and a real treat to be eating our breakfast outside in the warmth. We know this place will be busy come the afternoon, so we didn’t hang around.
The local high street, with both a traditional butcher and fishmonger was not to be missed, small queues at each and a new bakery Twelve Triangles we’d not see before selling the most amazing sourdough loaves….lunch sorted along with a couple of items for a BBQ later.
Another week flies by and Scotland is beginning to release itself out of lock-down. We’ve entered Phase 1 and we are allowed to meet people again, in gardens and open spaces, but to keep 2m apart. Not to enter the abode let alone use the facilities. So meet ups will be short and sweet. I don’t see these rules being followed as we see how our teenage boys friends are reacting, a never ending opportunity to meet up and flaunt the spirit of the new freedom. I can’t help worrying that they bring something back into the house, un-controllable and inevitable. Then again it might be me, who brings it into the house, due to the small errands that I run at the weekend in an effort to keep our meals interesting and feed my cooking habit. To say we are anxious is an understatement.
As an aside I managed to post a couple of recipes this week:
Thanks for popping by, hope you have a great week and the sun shines for you.
The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Eclectic Alli that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.