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14/8/2012 While I was in Edinburgh in July, one of the last places I went to was the Job Centre in Tollcross, to see what sort of jobs were available. I explained my situation to the guy at the reception desk and he said that if I was only here for a few days visiting,… Read more »

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14/7/2012 There had been a lot of flooding in the Dean Village and Stockbridge areas in previous days, which resulted in a landslip along the banks of the river near Stockbridge. So you couldn’t follow the river any further at this point because of the construction the council were doing along the river bank to… Read more »

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14/7/2012 I met up with a friend, Lenny, for coffee, who lives on Hawthornbank Lane in Dean Village. He brought me to a local café, which was tiny but had a good variety of sandwiches and cakes, teas and coffees, all fresh and home made. They class themselves as a breakfast, brunch, deli-cum-sandwich shop. It… Read more »

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13/7/2012 A Scottish friend of mine, Judy, who used to live in Edinburgh, told me about Dean Village and advised me to do part of the Water of Leith walk. I’d been to Edinburgh three or four times in the past but had never heard of the village. So it piqued my interest and I… Read more »

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10/7/2012 This trip wasn’t purely for pleasure. I did want to do a bit of exploring but my main reason for going to Edinburgh was to go there on spec for a few days and see what the possibility was of finding work. I’ve been looking for a long time for an enjoyable full time… Read more »