2nd day running to Ould Reekie
. GNER train late because of burst water main at Peterborough, No tea in Tea Trolley (water lost in the burst?) Bought the Big Issue from the non-aggressive seller at top of Waverley Steps. He semed sad as it was his last one-perhaps he had no plans for the rest of the day. Gave 50p to the most deserving mendicant (the one with the dog in a flak jacket outside Jenners) The beggar snoozed on and only wakes for specie of £1 upwards but the dog's tail twitched thankfully. Raining so I bought an umbrella in the M and S sale. Sun came out as I left store. Lunch in a bookshop. I was enjoying my baguette when the very tall woman with tight jeans whom I had been covertly admiring in the queue approached my table to ask if the other chair was free. On my eager response that it was she smiled and moved on! Skin specialist was late. I had to sprint for return train. As I boarded it remembered where I had left the umbrella. Train stopped outside Dunbar for unspecified reasons and again just short of Berwick station. Wife just caught me in time (why was my mobile on?) to divert me to Safeways/Morrisons for one item. An irritating day.