Roaming in the gloming comes from an old popular Scottish romantic song however it summarizes my day. Scotlands weather has reverted to low cloud, drizzle and gloom. After coffee with my brother in law, who's health and hearing have sadly deteriorated since my last visit, and my neice Sarah she and I headed in the dreary weather to the new mall at Ocean Terminal. So there I was roamin in the gloomin wi' a lassie at my side as the song goes.
As much as I hate malls it was good to get out of the rain and lose ourselves in a little retail therapy. We found oursevles in Debenhams, I mesmerized by the strange fashions, leggins, little skirts, flowing jackets,and dainty shoes - I am definately not in Canmore anymore! I of course had to check out my purchases to make sure they would not lie languishing in my already crammed wardrobe. Reluctantly I replaced the little black dress with white and beige applique flowers on the rack. Happy that a size 10 fitted so well but then it wouldn't look that great hiking over Sunshine Meadows. Did I need another fleece? Here I do as the houses are so cold. After our efforts trying on clothes, we had to replenish our energy with tea and a huge peice of delicous gooey chocolate cake. That's right comfort food to combat the gloom outside. Maybe it is no surprise that the Scots seem fatter than they did when I grew up. Lets blame it all on the dreary weather. Still we did have fun, clutching our purchases and catching the bus to Sarah's place.
I decided to walk back through the drizzle to Theo's place to help work off the chocolate cake. What a different culture than that of the car culture of Canadian cities. Here people walk everywhere, regular buses services everywhere and not many cars in the main streets of the city. Edinburgh even in the rain is an attractive city, little closes and steps are designed for walkers. Everywhere the elegant building are framed with tall trees now tinged with orange and red.
Here I tackled some serious challenges in his kitchen then retreated to for come computer connection, blessing email, facebook and bloging. Computer addiction better than comfort food and hopefully will ensure that I fit size 10 dresses.
Tomorrow I hope to visit Little Sparta a garden created by a poet and writer. Then on thursday Clive and Chris are arriving.