Digital Raven (digitalraven) wrote,
Digital Raven

  • Location:
  • Mood:


Some people went to watch the end of festival fireworks from Calton Hill, which I can only imagine was fantastic. Some others went to the Meadows. Due to a lack of ability to move, I stayed in.

By which I mean that Jane and I went up to the top floor balcony[0]. One of the joys of having an exposed stair is that each flat has a wee balcony by which we can get to our actual front doors. From that far above the close, the view was fucking fantastic and we were close enough to hear the music from the bandstand without need of a radio.

This plan was slightly hampered by one thing: I have a phobia of exposed heights. I'm fine as long as there's no obvious indication that a stray gust of wind will send me plummeting from the exposed structure on which I stand to a painful gravity-assisted death. But on the other hand, I've been to the top of the Olympiaturm in Munich, and seen the views from both Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. At least I know I can deal with it long enough to get a majestic view of what was a spectacular display of pyrotechnics.

[0]: Fifth floor for Yanks, fourth floor for sane people.
Tags: boom!, fear

  • What Lies Beneath

    We've had no hot water since Monday morning. The boiler-repair people apparently couldn't get parked today. Useless bastards. If they're not in and…

  • Three Nights

    Three nights in a row when I've not opened NeoOffice. I'm too fucking tired tonight. Tomorrow, work continues. And I know in what direction, which…

  • sleep

    Reading PC Gamer on the bus and listening to Young People's Music™, both last night and this morning. Felt the need for a shirt with "If it's…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded