I’m not going to lie… I’ve been really lacking motivation recently. Not just for the blog, but for virtually everything in my life. I thought I was okay. I could see light at the end of the tunnel, and I still can, but it feels like we’re wading through treacle trying to get there.
I’ve been really quiet on here, and that’s partly because with everything that’s been going on in the wider world, writing on a travel blog seems pretty irrelevant – plus there has been a focus and importance in listening to other voices, and I wanted to take a step back.
I’m still focusing on the positives and counting my blessings, but with every week that goes by, I can feel a weight pressing down on me that little bit harder, in my life and on the world in general. Next week is going to be really tough; we should be getting married on Saturday with all our friends and family around us. We’ve finally re-booked it (a year today!) but with it are mixed feelings as we think of how far away that is (it wasn’t even a year away when we booked the original date!) and also think of those who will no longer be able to celebrate with us.
One thing I have extremely thankful for, even though I’ve barely been leaving the house, is the fact we live in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I would say “in my opinion” but literally EVERYONE I know who has been here holds that opinion, and really, at what point does it become fact? 😉
So today, I want to share some of my favourite photos of Edinburgh. Here are 50 of them, so hopefully you can see what I mean. Many of these have been taken in lockdown, as I am fortunate enough to be able to walk around the city, and it’s been pretty incredible seeing it without the crowds on gorgeous, sunny days.
In case you couldn’t tell – I LOVE photographing Edinburgh! And, erm, especially Dean Village and Scott Monument, apparently. But I can’t help it when they’re just so photogenic.
Hope things are well wherever you are in the world, and that you’re managing to explore your local area a bit, too.