4 comments on “Fri & Sat

  1. According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portobello,_Edinburgh there’s a “a wealth of bottom-up community action” in Porty. “In 1742 a cottage was built on what is now the High Street…by a seaman by the name of George Hamilton” (Presumably not this George Hamilton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hamilton_%28actor%29 ), who had “… served under Admiral Edward Vernon during the 1739 capture of Porto Bello, Panama, meaning literally “beautiful port or harbour”, and who named the cottage Portobello Hut in honour of that victory.” Which makes me wonder if Fat Mac has given his hut a name.

    • The classic ice-cream cornet with a flake pushed in it, the “99”, is widely thought to have originated at Arcari’s Ice Cream parlour at 99, Portobello High Street.

  2. They are tinks, so they are, them Porty folk. Not your proper evil bourgeois. Not got enough money. Not got any royal connections. Hell is the next stop after Porty, but they sail on through the effluent regardless. Dearie me. I would like to say that it’s going to be alright, but it’s only going to be alright for me. HotboyMadyamikaS.O.B.

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