Balerno's Tattie Day was going like a fair and the Farmers Market was the busiest I've seen it for a while. Very encouraging. The Scout Hall was bursting at the seams with stalls selling seed potatoes and offering advice on planting, maintenance and harvesting as well as a table where potato art was testing the boundaries of cultural innovation.
One or two additional stalls at the market, one selling the tastiest burgers I've had in a long time. Washed it down with a half pint in the Grey Horse and a chat with Paul. Also bumped into one of the Conservative candidates, Sheila Low, who was accompanied by a rather ingenious campaigning vehicle, her dog, which was adorned with a coat bearing the legend "Aim High Vote Low". Very good. Obviously, I want to emulate this idea. Does anyone know how to make a "Vote Labour" coat for a budgie ?
Then jumped on a 44 down to Tynecastle to endure a frustrating Scottish Cup Quarter final tie against St Mirren. Entertaining for the TV viewers perhaps but a 2-2 draw means a midweek replay in Paisley when really we should have booked our trip to Hampden yesterday.