Sunbreak, at last

Well, our mystery flat was a damp squib – literally. Beautiful otherwise, with its own patch of South-facing garden and lovely high ceilings, the windowsills were fringed with telltale black spots, and needing an portable dehumidifier to keep the air under control.  In Scotland, you’ll find that many ground floor flats suffer from a menagerie of moulds. Good for mushrooms in Autumn, poor for our respiratory health. Ah well.


The day, as the reports predicted, gave us glorious sunshine, and soon we were over our disappointment.



We walked up through nearby Holyrood park a while, discussing the pros and cons of the flat-that-wasn’t-there, and the other potential places on our list. All the while aware of how lucky we are when the weather is like this, the wind blowing fresh and sweet across the new grass. Lucky, too, that in the centre of Edinburgh there is this beautiful green space in the wake of Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags.



Nettles and dandelions – both of which are edible (though perhaps not if, as here, the place is commonly frequented by dogs).



Spring weather, gentle breezes, exploration, long and well-thought out talks on what it is we want from a home – a good day it is when you have all this time, all this greenery.  There is still much to arrange, to wait for, to plan. But right now our bodies are tired out, souls are patched up, and minds, as they greatly needed to be, refreshed.




Filed under 2012, Edinburgh, Photograph

10 responses to “Sunbreak, at last

  1. These photos are beautiful — I especially like the little brook there.

  2. Stunning the green lined creek and the expansive meadow. What a joy that landscape must be to you.

  3. macdougalstreetbaby

    Gorgeous! This scenery really whispers to me. Sorry the flat didn’t work out. I’m certain the right one will come along soon.

  4. What a gorgeous place. Grass doesn’t come in that shade of green around here.

    I’m sorry about the flat–here’s hoping the next one is just right.

  5. Could there be a better place for thoughtful conversation and a leisurely walking? So pretty. Good for you, Helen. 🙂

  6. Thanks for the kind words, all of you!

  7. Such lush landscapes. Hoping you find the perfect space!

  8. Deb

    I love the rain, but there’s nothing like a sunny day afterwards. Beautiful photos, Helen. Good luck with the home search.

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