Monday, 19 November 2012

Walking


Every Saturday night I walk to work, usually alone.

This time of year I’m wrapped up in my coat, scarf and gloves, and most times my friend calls me and I chat to her as I hurry through the leaves and across the bridge and past groups of loud, laughing people, arms and legs bare, already rosy with drink by the time I start work. Grassmarket is full of people milling around outside the warm pubs, shouting at each other playfully and running up the road to get to the next bar, passing the eager rickshaw drivers and club promoters.

Other nights are quieter. On a Sunday night the streets are almost deserted and tending to the bar has more to do with cleaning than with serving drinks. People huddle in booths, deep in conversation. The one ‘o’clock rush consists of twenty people.

No matter how busy the night cleaning still needs to be done. Ears ringing, we sweep, wipe, spray, mop and scrub until the place sparkles.

I walk home with my boyfriend, holding hands in the cold early morning, looking forward to food and tea and my lovely warm bed.

 

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, doll :) What a beautiful walk :) Time to reflect and enjoy the evening!


    xx
    
Holly Foxen Wells

    GlamourMash

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the silent of street in the nights or quite soon in the mornig. Cities look quite different at this time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a deep post, amazing shoots!
    Come back soon to visit my: fashion blog!
    Vivi clothes giveaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. this is so sweet

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    p.s I started a youtube channel, check it out HERE

    ReplyDelete
  5. thanks for stopping by my little blog!

    I'm following you on instagram now. :o)

    Kim

    http://loopsoflavender.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. what a great, descriptive post! and that last picture is great!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love to walk alone at night, so relaxing, just me with myself :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. such gorgeous pictures:)) thank you so much for your comment dear:)) keep in touch:)) happy week!

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. lovely post! :)

    A jewelry giveaway over on my blog, hope to see you there :)

    www.anightinnyc.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I loved this post. I became instantly peaceful. I love the simplest things. Let me know your insta name so I can follow.

    ReplyDelete
  11. How lovely. What a gorgeous image you created!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love walking too - mostly around my neighborhood. It's just so peaceful and also a good retreat. Lovely post Louisa! xo Marisa

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are a very wonderful writer.

    ReplyDelete
  14. great blog!
    http://please-freeze-time.blogspot.de/
    xx Jules

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ah I work at a local bar too, but not close enough to walk. I love my job, its so fun.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love this I agree with those who say your a wonderful writer because you truly are! & Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    XO,Adropofbliss.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. You might be a very capable individual!
    Review my weblog uncandid

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi! This might be more or less off topic but I take some advice from an established weblog.
    Do you think of hard to create your favorite weblog? Objectivei'm not very techincal but I can figure things away pretty fast. I'm taking into account creating
    my own personal but Now I am not certain best places to begin.
    Have you got any tips or suggestions? With thanks
    Also visit my web-site ... www.Ibuycc.Com

    ReplyDelete
  19. hey there and thank you for your information - I’ve definitely picked
    up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this web

    site, since I experienced to reload the site many times previous

    to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web host is OK?
    Not that

    I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times
    will often affect your

    placement in google and can damage your quality score if advertising
    and

    marketing with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my
    e-mail and can look out for a lot more of your respective
    exciting content. Ensure that you update

    this again very soon..
    My web site :: http://janadimosova.blogspot.com/2007/10/in-da-english-versiky-pre-priatelov.html?m=1

    ReplyDelete
  20. fantastic publish, very informative. I'm wondering why the opposite experts of this sector do not realize this.

    You must proceed your writing. I am confident, you've a huge readers'

    base already!
    Here is my blog :: http://hadi-7.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is the right site for everyone who really wants to understand this
    topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really will
    need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a subject which has
    been written about for a long time. Great stuff, just excellent!


    my web site: Kopieren

    ReplyDelete
  22. It is not my first time to pay a visit this web page, i am
    browsing this website dailly and obtain fastidious data from here every day.


    My weblog: Vergleich gesetzlicher krankenkassen

    ReplyDelete

Comments most welcome, please and thank you