Monday, 19 November 2012


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.



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

Holly Foxen Wells


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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