'And finally, not everyone’s being doing topical. In fact, here’s the rather lovely 6 Oxgangs Avenue devoted to the history of the development of the area, this week highlighting how the block of flats came into being. Could have been prompted by Who do you think you are? Or just a timely reminder that not everything worth blogging about is in the here and now.'

Kate Higgins, Scottish Roundup 26/08/2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Recent Comments

Recent Comments Section is on the blink-until it's up and running again, these are the most recent comments. I'll continue to publish them as small blogs until as they say in the trade (!) normal service is resumed!

yes remember Miss Sulley she went to school with Dad's sister Margie so everyone time we saw her she would always ask how is your auntie, drove me mad! on School Radio Rurth Kaye (Blades)

Interesting-thanks Ruth. I intend to do blogs on some of the teachers including Miss Sulley. She died in 1999-I occasionally bumped into her in later years at book events at the likes of Waterstones. Her father was called Edmund Sulley-a rather beautiful and classy name-suggests he too was an interesting character! on School Radio Peter Hoffmann

Hello Peter I remember regularly going to warrender on a Saturday morning but you had probably already moved on to other pursuits by then. We never did get lessons but remember teaching myself with armbands. I could probably do with some technique lessons and will get around to it one of these days Ruth on Not Swimming, But Learning! Ruth Kaye (Blades)

Teaching yourself to swim-very impressive-RESPECT!Did you attend with anyone else from The Stair? on Not Swimming, But Learning! Peter Hoffmann

Think I remember going with Eileen,Alison,Gail,Colin,Alan and Esther there was usually a crowd of us like you I remember the hot chocolate and being freezing coming out with wet hair but loved it on Not Swimming, But Learning! Ruth Kaye (Blades)

Hi Peter, Ruth is correct. Miss Sulley attended St George's School with our aunt Marg see. The thing I remember most about Miss Sulley was her lipstick which was always all over the shop. What a wonderful character she was. I also regularly went to Warrender Baths on Saturday mornings. Like you I learned to swim at Bruntsfield and thank God for Miss Hume, another dedicated teacher who took us each week on the bus. on School Radio Liz Blades

Hello Peter Our uncle Donald Charles's brother was also in doctor Findlay's casebook. The story goes that he was in the verge of signing a Hollywood contract when his mother made him return to the UK for lord blades funeral but seemingly he was a talented actor. Ruth on Miss Sulley-The Crème de la Crème? Ruth Kaye (Blades)

Hi Peter, that was a lovely tribute to Elizabeth Sulley. I would say that as far as romance is concerned that she, my aunt Margee and Miss Hume all had their future plans dashed by WW2 and the dearth of men at a time when they would have otherwise been walking out with a young gentleman. Interesting about her father and Dr Finlays Casebook. As Ruth reports our uncle Donald also had small parts in that series. He was signed to the Hitchcck studio and had a bright future until his father died in 1959 when his mother demanded thathe return home to attend to matters. He was another eccentric. Maybe it was the age for them? on Miss Sulley-The Crème de la Crème? Liz Blades

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