(from last year, but stuff I still wanted to finish posting up before it vanishes from my memory)
October 2012, I attended a script reading at my former landlord’s flat. She’s now writing scripts and when she came by my market stall at the end of September I told her I’d be happy to read anything she’s working on (I used to be a script editor) and so she invited me for the table read. I took the long way to get there, taking a detour through the botanic gardens, and when I arrived I couldn’t believe the amazing table spread – it was all so beautiful. I ended up reading a wee part, so those acting classes came in handy and it was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
Season of mists
These are some of pieces from a photoshoot I did last Autumn for Little Soap Suds. They look edible, but are truly just delicious smelling soap.
Black Forest Gateau SOAP
Sugar Soap Mice
Oreo Cookie Cupcake Soap
November 11, 2012 my flickr buddy Caroline and I decided to check out Tollcross Park, a 91 acre park located just three miles from Glasgow city centre. I’d stumbled across this when searching for…. well, fuck, I was searching for something, can’t remember what but we’d both been looking for somewhere close for a photo wander and there ya go. The big surprise when we arrived, however, was that this place has a Children’s Farm AND a Secret Garden. Never found the garden, but did find these:
This is a closeup of the house detail. I can’t quite put my finger on the why of it, but looking at this made me think of Hawk and TJ…
Pleurotus cornucopiae (Paulet) Rolland – Branched Oyster Mushroom
While wandering about by the (internationally famous) rose garden, we came upon Jessie – a super nice lady at the park who comes to feed the birds. While she was posing for Caroline, I snuck a photo. Or two.
After the park, Caroline and I went to the No 1 Chocolate Factory for a late lunch. This was incredibly yummy. And I ate every bit of it.
November 18, 2012 my friend Petra and I went across to Edinburgh to look at some flats (for her) and to have a wander about town.
Sandy Irvine Robertson O.B.E
View of Western Harbour Breakwater from Handmade Burger Co. at the Ocean Terminal mall:
December 2012 saw me across to Edinburgh for not one, but TWO consecutive trips. The first one, it was too damn cold out so calypte and I abandoned my photo buddies and made a bee-line for the pub. The second trek I met up with an old friend first thing in the morning and then that afternoon caught up to calypte again and we spent a few more hours walking, chatting, eating, and me taking the occasional photo (ya know, the usual):
seen at the German Market – this smelled amazing
Leith Street Footbridge
St Cuthbert’s Church
And finally… on December 7, 2012, while walking home past the Science Centre, I was treated to a surprise fireworks display!
(one more entry for 2012 to come … Christmas in Paris)