Rich and I are now published-on-the-Web photographers, thanks to those nice people at Schmap. They contacted me asking if they could use a picture from Montpellier and two of the St Brides Center in Edinburgh.
Despite being unable to find a TV channel and even the local Scottish pub not showing the game (or aware there was a game of such national importance on), I soldiered on and ‘watched’ the game via BBC web site updates and text messages from people back home.
By all accounts it was a pretty decent game with Scotland playing hard and not scared of taking on the world champions. The end result though, was a last minute defeat by a questionable foul, although given an earlier disallowed Italian goal, perhaps that was karma.
As so many have said, when the group was drawn, no-one would have thought that Scotland would have led the group for so long or still be in contention for going through in their last game. Good work to the team, and let’s hope we don’t have such a deadly group for the World Cup qualifiers.
Two good friends are kicking off their big venture next Thursday, 22nd November, opening their handbag and jewellery shop at 20 Thistle Street in Edinburgh tomorrow. Covet will sell designer handbags, but not the usual ones you find in Harvey Nichols or Sam Thomas; these are exclusive to Covet, personally selected by Blaise and Anna directly from the Italian designers. On the jewellery side, they have pieces from Caroline Holt, Amy McColl, Mie Miya and Tatty Devine.
If you’re looking for a nice Christmas present or just a cool and unique bag, then be sure to pop in and take a look.
Well done Glasgow for winning the race to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
It seemed like the right time to get a new cycling helmet. Here’s my new Giro Xen, one hardcore helmet.
When I bought the helmet, I mentioned that my last helmet was over 15 years old. Apparently I’d have been better cycling without it completely. This post is to remind me that in 3 years, the recommended lifespan of a bike helmet, I should replace it.