Good morning from Sophie who is up early and keen to get her day started. There are hares to chase ( ineptly ) and seals to glare at. This morning there's a beyond glorious sunrise and, despite the early hour, a warm gentle breeze . We're out for a full hour. By the time we head home for breakfast the sun is beaming down. This morning Sophie opts for a route via the tatty fields and along the wooded burn to the sea. There's a small lake here that was excavated by a local farmer. He filled it with trout but the local herons soon put paid to any idea he had of fishing. Nature :1, Local Farmer :0.
Difficult to say who enjoys these morning adventures more - dog or owner ? Post walk there's time for a quick napette. Sophie has new , expensive, organic lamb hide braided chews. It's soon clear that she much prefers the cheap hide chews that are of 'indeterminate' origin and a tenth of the price . Go figure. The lamb chew is pointedly left unfinished.
FatFace meets constitutional change. I found the juxtaposition of this sign in a shop doorway to be ( unintentionally ) amusing.
The new King comes to Edinburgh today. The coffin will be taken from the palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile to the cathedral. It will be interesting to see how many folk show up to pay their respects. Less than a week ago we had a new Prime Minister, then a new cabinet, then the Queen died and now we have a new monarch. I'd expected there to be more criticisms of the old Queen as a representative of an era of empire and colonialism but people seem instead to have understood that she enthusiastically led her country away from that to something better.
As an indicator of change this would have looked very different 70 years ago :https://twitter.com/SteveStuWill/status/1559976285358632960