May, part two. Some people are good at moving, but it turns out I’m not. We all react differently to change, and even if we know it’s the right thing, the necessary thing, because stagnation isn’t ever good, it’s still hard. We haven’t moved far - just outside the city, primarily to gain some outside space for the lads - but I’ve been a city girl for most of my life. And the familiarity of a place somehow becomes a part of who you are. Or that’s how it feels anyway. So yes, May was a very mixed month.

But then you get outside, you go for walks, you get into nature - and if you’re me, you take photos of some great old buildings - and you exhale again. Just to balance yourself out a little.

my view for 13 years

And then there was this sunset (also on cover). We’d been at the house on a Friday evening to meet someone, and left tired. It was late. To be honest I wanted to head home and have food and hit the sofa, but the lads needed a run, so we drove down the coast to Gullane. Driving on the coastal road, the light was beautiful over the Forth, but as we arrived at Gullane and parked above the beach, suddenly the light changed.

One of those moments when you think, ‘I’m really glad I didn’t just go home and hit the sofa...’

And just like that, it was gone.


Shot on iPhone

  • GaGePetSitting

    And what’s your view now at the new place?

  • gussnottle

    So, as we say in Germany, two souls are in you. The one, who says - I don't want to leave this home, and the other one, who says - you have to be reasonable, move! But - what an enrichment for your photos! New perspectives and new impulses I saw in this monthly story! And of course, Harris, always by your side! I'm looking forward in your development 😃

  • rg117

    Loved it all...especially the beautiful flowers in places where they were unexpected. Thanks, Fiona!!

  • copperline

    Thank you for the share @Steller @jordanfoy 🙏🏻✨

  • copperline

    Hi @GaGePetSitting well that’s the thing - we don’t have a ‘view’ as such. Living on the top floor, we had an amazing view - and because of the position, we were even higher, looking over the rooftops. Now we’re on a lane, with a nice building opposite, and a wee back garden for the lads, but minus a ‘view’!

  • copperline

    That’s so interesting to read @gussnottle 🙏🏻 I do wonder (a lot!) how the move will change lots of things - how I work, how I write, how yoga evolves for me... and will it mean that I see once-familiar things with fresh eyes? I’d become stagnant in many things in life - certainly with ever-dwindling work, and struggling to find a new direction. Feeling unsettled for so long. I miss Edinburgh, but but the wider city - I miss my old ‘hood. I don’t miss carting the lads up and down stairs (tbc)...

  • copperline

    @gussnottle ... my back already feels so much better! I’d been carrying too much (more than I can carry) for too long. I love my new space to practice yoga - that feels so good. So yes, it’s a time of ... change. Interesting, with so many mixed feelings and things I miss, but necessary! 💫

  • copperline

    Thank you so much @rg117 🙏🏻 I think it’s interesting - in my head, May was just a month of anxiety and feeling unhappy, but then looking through these photos I realised there was a lot more than that. So I’m glad you enjoyed this one too!

  • mombo

    So great

  • copperline

    Thank you Richard 🙏🏻 @mombo 💫

  • copperline

    Thank you @trr 👋🏻