Monthly Archives: December 2008

Goodbye, Woolies




29/12/2008

Originally uploaded by martinlittle

The very last few people making their way into the Woolworths store on Lothian Road, before the doors were closed forever.

As a child I remember going to Woolworths and buying 7″ singles, tapes, CDs, sweets and Lego. More recently I went there to buy pens and all those other things I could never find around Edinburgh.

Goodbye, farewell.

Ben Chonzie




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Originally uploaded by martinlittle

Last Friday, Elliot, Nicky and I decided to climb Ben Chonzie en route to Carmen’s 30th birthday weekend in Kenmore. The forecast said clear summits, light snow and little wind.

Thankfully, we all dressed for worse weather and had extra clothing with us, plus good map-reading skillz. The snow start not long after we left the car, and just got heavier. We only found the summit thanks to series of iron posts. When we got there, the wind picked up a lot and the temperature dropped.

As we were getting ready to descend, a guy appeared from the other side of the hill, practically shaking with fear from the ice sheet he’d had to cross to get to the top. We all agreed it was best if he came down with us and we drove him back to his own car.

It was a challenging climb, but good fun seeing as we were well prepared. The GPS track is here.

Full photo set here.