One of my most favourite things about Edinburgh in the spring is the blossom tree path in the Meadows. Each year we would visit the meadows and take some family photos in the blossoms as we wandered with a coffee, let the kids play in the petals, it was becoming a little bit of a tradition and one of my favourite afternoons to spend together in town. (See last years shot over here).
We live on the outskirts of town. Just 10-15 mins from the town centre in a car but too far to go for our daily lockdown walk. It’s made us appreciate more what is on our tiny little doorstep a little more.
I would drop the kids at school and rush to get out of the village. So desperate to be in town at a cute little coffee shop with my laptop. Or just wandering around my favourite little streets with no where to be. I loved it so much I built my entire blog around it and sharing it with anyone who would listen. I’d plan my trips ahead. Sometimes have the chance to meet a friend for a coffee and days of nothing, felt like everything.
Then lockdown happened.
Theres no little coffee trips anymore. No wanders in town. No hopping on a train and spending the day looking up like a tourist. A small walk around the village and staying local is all we are currently allowed to do.
I won’t lie, I have longed to be in town, fighting it with everything in me to get a super early morning train to wander the quiet streets and kicking myself that we don’t live just that little bit closer to the centre of town.
But we’ve stayed put and have abandoned buses. I’ve walked streets here I’ve never been down before, sat by tree’s I’ve never noticed. I didn’t even realise we had a row of blossom tree’s in the little park just at the bottom of our street until a few weeks ago. Which I found while searching shop for Daim bars, which is a whole other story.
It won’t be long and we’ll be spending our weekends walking our favourite cobbled streets, but for now we are completely appreciating where we live and finding new favourite spots every week.
I’ll be making a trip to the local blossoms a new tradition, totally appreciating what is around us right now.
I also took eleventy billion images and probably should have culled them a little for a blog post but I just loved them all too much. So enjoy!