Last couple of days …

Above : A very cold but beautiful morning on Madgalen Green earlier today

Having said on Boxing Day that normal blogging would resume the following day, it didn’t! IT problems I’m afraid, but now resolved. Janet bought me a wireless network audio system for Christmas, a jolly good piece of kit, but getting it to recognise my laptop proved to be a significant challenge. I’ll not bore you with the technical details, but the bottom line was that Vista had to be reinstalled on my laptop, together with all programs. All worked out in the end and the audio system is now happily playing my downloaded music from Napster, but oh, what an effort and no e-mail or internet access for 48 hours!

A super and relaxing Christmas & I hope all residents had a lovely Christmas too!

The main issue raised by residents over the past few days has, unsurprisingly, been winter maintenance and I am continuing to raise with the City Council on all issues raised. One specific issue that I agree with residents does need addressing is the lack of gritting at many bus stops, making it difficult for elderly folk in particular to get on and off buses.   I have raised this with the City Engineer and the Head of Transportation.

I was speaking with the Courier this afternoon (on an unrelated matter) and was advised that the Dundee man who died just before Christmas after falling on the station concourse at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station has just been named as James Clark of Rosefield Street in the West End. Our thoughts must be with Mr Clark’s family at this very sad time.