Back in the Merse
on a gorgeous un Fish like Autumnal day. The crossing was dead calm but the journey from Stranraer more traumatic than expected. Huttonian had the choice of driving one of the cars himself in solitary splendour and avoid being encarred with the 3.92 year old and the 4 monther. But after a rush to Langholm in expectation of a lush tea at the transport caff and finding it closed he unwisely opted to swap cars with the wife travel with the senior daughter and the two children who had a period of 'meltdown' simultanously. A 5 month girl has the most tremendous lungs which she exercised at close range and high volume for 30 minutes (for no apparent reason)-not helped by Mr P yelling at her to shut up at higher pitch and even higher decibel count. A period of quiet is now called for. But unlikely to be answered positively.