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



Latest Blog Posts



Four Years On

on Feb 14, 2019

This day in 2015 was quite a memorable one for the Auld Reekie Ranter. Hearts defeated Livingston 1-0 at Tynecastle thanks to a Jamie Walker goal to go an astonishing 20 points clear in the Championship. Edinburgh was full of Welsh people about to de...

A Family Tradition...

on Feb 7, 2019

Grandchild number five is four months old today. Where the hell does time go to? Daniel is already displaying the same level of interest in his Papa as his brother and sisters...

I have to admit that when I was invited to the opening night of American Idiot at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday evening I didn’t know what to expect. I asked a couple of friends who merely shook their heads and petted their lips. Eventually so...

It’s a distant memory now but one of the many Christmas gifts I received was the book Black Boots & Football Pinks by the brilliant Daniel Gray. Although Daniel is a proud Englishman and supports Middlesbrough, he resides in Leith and, to my mi...

Thought For The Day

on Jan 20, 2019

Stunningly attractive. Gifted. Generous. Talented. There aren't enough words.But enough about me. Here's a pic of Marion in pensive mood. Possibly thinking how very lucky she is to be married to me...

photo: tvovermind.comMy grandchildren refer to the time when I was young as ‘the black and white days’. Hmm. When I was their age I used to thrill at the magic of Laurel and Hardy and their wonderful slapstick humour which, of course, was shot in...

The first full working week of 2019 has now been done and filed away. The time of peace and goodwill to all is but a distant memory as the frantic pressure of working life takes hold once again. The build up to Christmas gets earlier and earlier with...