Les amis et les lecteurs
Car nous sommes tous les frères et les soeurs Europeens ensemble a la Communaute europeenne afectuesue d’amusement nous ont mis en march ce courier en Francais.
Once you language buffs have translated the above, please take your time you will get the jist of where we are going with this continental post. While the French have the delights of the Rue Barbie, the left bank, and such other crafted walkways, we have similar if not exactly the same crafted walkway in the romantic lovers lane that is Pennywell Road.
Surely the envy of crafted walkways everywhere. North Edinburghs very own Royal Mile, if not quite that distance as the police seem to drive up it in seconds as they chase the little charmers that run off through the rabbit warrens that connect Pennywell Road. Almost but not quite Venetian in design Pennywell road offers little in grandeur but much in bad design so we have the worst of both worlds.
But dear friends let us not dwell on such minute detail just sit back and breath in the gentile tranquillity of the duel carriageway from hell. We shall enter from the Ferry Road end, walking of course and the first sight is the red bricked Pennywell Health center, there to serve the needs of the local punters, and a great job they do as well. Next is the overgrown gap site on which stood at one time Craigroyston High School who’s claim to fame is it had Scotland manager Gordon Strachen as a pupil. On we trot and as you glance to the right you can see the array of trees that stretch all the way down the street with it’s uncut grass and hidden dog poo-where’s Cammy when you need him- Then almost like some black magic trick we are faced with the delight of the Muirhouse shopping center or is it precinct, will someone please tell us.
All of human life can be seen here, why go and see the pandas when you can see the real thing for free. Much has been said and written about this shopping heaven. Dogs of all breeds both four legged and two can be seen running about muzzle free as can the humans who are also muzzle free. You can if you are brave enough stop off for a strawberry tart at Greggs washed down with a delightful can of Red Bull, makes you tingle just thinking about it, certainly the Red Bull will make you tingle.
Slightly dizzy we venture on and with our Klingon cloaking device in place we pass the Gunner Public house, not on the heritage trail and we really can’t understand why. The Gunner has been witness to many dubious things over the years and has a unique history all of it’s own, certainly nobody else wants it. As you cross the ever so slightly pot holed road of Muirhouse Parkway with it’s sprinkling of broken glass you venture past the new Craigroyston High encased behind high wire, reminiscent of the H block in Northern Ireland. So that’s it the end of Pennywell Road, well one side of it, the other side is just as dull minus the shopping center or is it precinct. It has public transport going both ways, cars both owned and stolen, lit up at night by both street lights and blue sirens, nice contrast.
Not yet on the ramblers trail but we think soon.