I feel I can’t let this weekend slip by without a little acknowledgement of something very special which should have taken place but which has sadly had to go by the wayside for obvious reasons.
A few of us would have been waking up this morning in an Edinburgh hotel room (presumably not the same one…) ready to greet a couple of days full of who-knows-what exactly, but I suspect it would have involved exploring the Old Town and The Royal Mile, diving into coffee shops, smiles and food and laughter, soaking up both culture and wine, and lots and lots of talking. A lovely 'mini bloggers’ meet-up' was on the calendar; one that wouldn’t be too overwhelming for those of us who are less comfortable with big groups and new faces, but perhaps a precursor to more. For me it would have been both a reunion and an introduction, and my first trip over the border into Scotland too, I was looking forward to everything about it. Huge thanks to John for getting the ball rolling and making it happen at least as far as it did – that is, of course, until this year's unprecedented events overcame us all. But it’s just postponed, not cancelled, and I hope some time in 2021 we may be talking about it retrospectively.
In the meantime this presents an excuse to indulge in a perfect post-punk single by a great band who take me back to my youth and who hailed from Edinburgh, plus a lovely video, very much of its time, featuring some of the sights from the city (as well as lots of scarves and slippers...)
To next year and the friendship of bloggers...
Scars: All About You (1981)