Well the polar bears can hang on a bit longer. I managed to go to Edinburgh and to Dunblane on the way home by train with Brompton folding bicycle. The strangest thing is that you are allowed stop overs on the home leg of the Cheap Day Return. So thanks to First Scotrail. The bicycle is to avoid the impossiblity of parking at Perth Station.
I was interested to see that the papers had obviously been reading this blog and continue to indulge in discussion about the worlds most unread books – as I suspected, Ulysses tops the list. Apparently, 72% of those who bought a copy claim to have read it complete. The Independent doesn’t believe them and nor do I. I continue to recommend William Trevor – and am surprised how many people have never heard of him. Class of his own, I think – particularly the short stories.
And speaking of green issues, we’re off to a St Patrick’s-tide Reception with the Irish Consul in Edinburgh tomorrow night. Careful!