Auld Reekie Rants

Blog URL:http://www.auldreekierants.blogspot.com
Blog Tags:Edinburgh, Families, Grandchildren
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Edinburgh

The sometimes inane ramblings of a fortysomething citizen of Edinburgh, Scotland's beautiful capital city



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There seems to be something of a 1980s revival these days which, given some of the music and fashion from the decade that style forgot is something of a surprise. But if you still hanker after the days of legwarmers, white tee-shirts adorned with hug...

This should get me some Brownie points...

The Mousetrap has made it name as the longest-running West End show ever, having run continuously since 1952 – before even I was born! So, when it was announced that this iconic theatrical production was heading to Edinburgh’s Playhouse, it was a...

Two of a Kind

on May 18, 2019

Yesterday saw daughter number one celebrate her 33rd birthday. It doesn't seem that nearly a third of a century has passed since I packed a case for my wife at the time, all ready for the day she was due to give birth, in order she could rush straigh...

The excellent BBC1 series Line of Duty ended its fifth series on Sunday evening. However, there is one additional programme which hasn’t aired. Yet…Scene 1: A conference suite in the new main stand at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh. Superintendent Te...

A Moving Story

on May 2, 2019

The love of Marion's life - not me, but this fella...They say among the most stressful things you can do in life is getting a new job, getting divorced and moving to a new house. The last few weeks has seen my levels of stress increase substantially...

Roald Dahl was one of the most prominent British novelist, poet and screenwriters of the 20thcentury so when one of his many books – Matilda – inspired a musical it carried with it a ‘must-see’ tag. Matilda the Musical, from the Royal Sh...