Thursday, September 28, 2006

Udate on the demolishing World Heritage site

Hello SOOT Supporter

Two members went to a presentation by the council last night (only 2 from each community organisation were allowed) and were told to keep the information from the press until Trevor Davies (planning convener) could brief the press himself for Fridays Evening News!

We have therefore sent out a press release today about our reaction to the revised scheme which does little to address concerns which have been raised.

Come along to Old St Paul's Church Hall , Jeffrey St, anytime from noon till 5pm on Sat. 30th to find out more, share ideas about what can be done , hear the SOOT Song and even buy a brick!) Refreshments provided. Children are more than welcome. There is disabled access.

The revised plan looks very similar to what was put out by Mountgrange before. You can have a look at some of the document which has been scanned and posted on the Image gallery at our website

Latest Press on the eh8 website has today`s eve. news. letter from Sally. Keep the discussion going by writing to the Evening News and responding to their question today about the council`s consideration of the views of local people letters_en@Edinburgh'

Listen out to Radio Forth FM tomorrow as they are doing a piece about the revised plan (possibly early morning news bulletins)

Please spread the word, forward email on etc...about the information day on Saturday. It is also Doors Open Day (look up ) so some interesting buildings in the area will be open to the public and there is an independence march/rally also on that day that starts at 1.30 from East Market St finishing at the Parliament about 3pm. So there will be lots of people around to hopefully come along and get involved.

Hope to see you Saturday

On behalf of the SOOT Campaign


On a slightly happier note the Cameo cinema has been saved from the hideous fate of being sold as a super pub and the for sale sign has been taken away.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Manna Bakery on Easter Road Edinburgh is a beacon of cheerfulness on a rather gloomy street. Was surprised to see it mentioned in an article in the Guardian about the use of transfats in cooking. No they don't use them.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

How come some things are just perfect?

My moka coffee pot gave up the ghost a few months ago. It became tempramental - only squishing through half of the water making almost undrinkable coffee. I handed it over to my tecchie dept (aka dad) and asked as he is an engineer to see if it could be fixed. It appears not but he gave me a new one! Why is it perfect? I can fill it up, put it on my stove on the lowest gas setting and have a shower. When I get out the coffee has bubbled through and I'm ready to face my day.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

happy birthday to me

I've not been terribly organised this birthday but had a lovely evening out seeing Little Miss Sunshine 'Quick everyone pretend to be Normal!' at the Cameo with 4 friends. Sunday was spent with my parents having lunch in the country - my mother's birthday is very close to mine. I've been treating myself to lunch in cafes with glossy magazines, drawing pens, stamps, and a new skirt. I've got to do a bunch of work soon but am planning a series of visits and treats for the runup to Christmas. We all need something to look forward to.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.

Margaret Young

Thursday, September 07, 2006