Daily Archives: July 26, 2019

The Ticket Inspector…

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I am late.

I am expected in Leicester and now my only option is to catch the last train.

The last train to Leicester is a slow train and also appears to be experiencing difficulties.

Stopping where there are no stations.

That sort of thing.

It becomes clear that many of my fellow passengers are not going to get to their destinations and as the ticket inspector makes his round they discuss alternatives together.

As this is an unfamiliar route I assume that Leicester too is now out of the question.

A strange thing about the ticket inspector, although this is a new route and I have never met him before, he knows my name…

“Yes, Stu…”

…and uses its familiar form.

“You’ll be in Leicester in twenty minutes time.”

Not only does the ticket inspector know my name and use its familiar form, he is also incredibly accurate.

My alarm clock is due to go off in precisely twenty minutes time.

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Callanish Calling: Threshold…

France & Vincent

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Anyway, Wen was wrong…

It’s not a ‘reckie’ we’re on, it’s a raid!

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But before we can ‘plunder’ Lewis

of her treasury of stone,

we have to get past the Dweller…

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There is some debate over what the name actually represents

but there is no doubt about the name.

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The Old Man of Storr…

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Some say it refers to the outline of the rock face,

others that it is the pinnacle itself,

which from one angle also possesses face-like features.

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Still others claim the pinnacle is a giant’s thumb,

and that when the land mass slid…

it buried the giant beneath an ancient rock fall.

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Whatever it is we know what it does;

it sucks clouds from the sky

and pours them down on the Isle as rain.

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It seems to be doing this with extreme prejudice

just about now

which makes…

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