Ex Die in Diem


Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Edinburgh is not the place to live if you love the sun. It’s not that it never shines on this fair city: we often have truly lovely days in summer, the kind of days that make you want nothing more than to lie on the grass, drink beer, and maybe throw a frisbee around. The problem we have here is instability.

Most people have a picture in their head of what Scotland is like: big hills, people in kilts, and always raining. One out of three ain’t bad, I guess. I’m not trying to say that it never rains here: it does, almost every single day. It’s just that that isn’t the same thingr as it raining all the time. In any given twenty minute period in Edinburgh, it’s likely that you’ll see at the very least rain, a bit of sun, and maybe sleet, hail, snow, gale-force winds, localised tornadoes, rains of fish, and blazing hot sunshine.

All of this has come to the forefront of my mind because today looks like it might be the first proper day of spring, bringing as it has a bit of sunshine and a broad blue sky. It’s very picturesque, but as discussed earlier, I don’t have my camera with me. If I could bring myself to take pictures on my phone, I’d be snapping like crazy, but I’m just not a good enough photographer to manage any keepers with an iPhone 4. And yes, I am that old-school.

I think that concludes this diatribe.

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