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Another new city and such... [Feb. 24th, 2008|03:50 pm]
John the shady indie denier
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Right, so I now live in Edinburgh. Hopefully this will be the last move for a while, and it will last longer than those (less than) six months back in Leicester! I suppose, at least, the map is getting a bit more interesting.

Things are all looking good for the most part. I've found a nice enough flat, and am living with some nice enough people (praise indeed); my bill and carbon footprint from constantly travelling up here has obviously been cut right down; I've got a nice part-time job for a national charity, which will see me visiting sites throughout Scotland, eventually...

There are one or two negatives - I think living on a part-time wage, whilst paying rent and council tax and tuition fees, will be difficult. In fact things are looking substantially tighter than my undergrad days (how on earth it is so cheap to live in Lampeter or Aberystwyth might remain a mystery...). I have more time to spend on work, of course, but I'm a couple of months behind so have a fair bit of catching up to do. I also have to go about that rather tiresome business of building up a social network from scratch once again. On both fronts I've been rather lethargic, oddly. I wonder whether perhaps after the 8-6 schedule I was living before, all this free time has come as rather a shock to the system. I need to organise and motivate myself a bit better. Four weeks in... I can't expect it all to land at my feet.

[User Picture]From: jakelithethighs
2008-02-24 05:08 pm (UTC)
Ahh, Marchmont/Newington. Newbies to Edinburgh are so predictable ;o)

If you look exactly like your userpic I'll look out for you when I'm cycling down Grange Road or through the Meadows :o)
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[User Picture]From: jpfine
2008-02-24 08:41 pm (UTC)
Haha, I think in this case I can cope with being predictable. The few people that I do know seem to live in this area and its accessible and all that.

Despite the userpic being 4 or 5 years old, its a pretty accurate representation, oddly. I'm most often to be seen marching down Lothian Road, though, since I work in the West end.
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[User Picture]From: jakelithethighs
2008-02-24 08:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Marchmont is a nice base, but there are sooo many nicer places to live to move onto :o)

And if some random English punter, who looks nothing like a roadmap of Milton Keynes, bumps into you on Lothian Road that could be me ;o)
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[User Picture]From: jpfine
2008-02-24 08:56 pm (UTC)
Aye, I don't doubt it for a second, but my budget is a wee bit prescriptive as things stand. I'm quite enjoying watching all the drama over residents' parking in any case.

I'll err... I'll look out for you :p
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[User Picture]From: jakelithethighs
2008-02-24 09:03 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, don't get me started on double-parking! We live down a cul-de-sac, it's a death-trap I tells thee.

And I don't bite, so don't be too scared ;o)

...now, back to my map of Milton Keynes, methinks...
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From: ghey_team
2008-02-25 12:50 am (UTC)

I'm in Edinburgh on and off as of today for the next few weeks and maybe months, if you fancy a drink or summat!
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[User Picture]From: jpfine
2008-02-25 02:37 pm (UTC)
Excellent, lets do that!
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