The Norn Iron Bloggee has come up with this oddity:
It is said that every living person on the planet has a doppleganger, OED - an apparition or double of a living person, and I sincerely hope that this is the case.
During our delayed return from Barcelona, 24 hours due to theft of passports, tickets et al, and 90 minutes due to flight delay, the PPW and I sat in a dreary airport cafe sipping dreary airport Catalonian Cava.
And there he was. Huttonian sitting in a gloomy corner of the cafe drinking whiskey and smoking cigarettes. The PPW nearly leapt up to greet him but I begged otherwise for was he not supposed to be a bit further South and the other side of the Equator?
If indeed it was our dear Blogger, then his furtive presence at Barcelona airport must have been for some mission of national importance?
As he left, 'Huttonian' shot a glance in our direction that clearly confirmed that it was indeed him but that we were bound to secrecy for the rest of our lives.
Now everybody knows, not least the Mail on Sunday.
I suppose it is no good denying this sighting? Perhaps it was not Huttonian in Ghana (north of the equator, actually) at that very time? But a real genuine Huttonian would never smoke and drinks, very occasionally, Whisky (Scotch) and not Whiskey (Irish) But such little details would hardly worry the Mail on Sunday (Scottish Edition)