A lightning visit to Ould Reekie-success of mission depended on the up and down GNERs being on time with an hour
in Edburgh . It nearly did not work with the wrong type of train going South at Dunbar Station blocking the progress North by occupying the platform-'The Train now standing on Platform Two will shortly be replaced on the rails' However the delay was the minimum possible on GNER without it being described as 'late running' followed by a fullsome apology for 'any inconvenience caused' and a glib explanation of why. This is ten minutes. Too short to warrant an apology and not enough to get a partial refund. Anyhow I needed the time to tie up my arrangements for another year of lecturing at the Uni. Which I duly did with the realisation that my boss this year is one of my students from only 5 years ago. I am not sure if this gives me the high ground academically speaking or the lowlands of increasing decrepitude as the hares race pass the tortoises with no Aesop in sight to provide a happy ending and a moral victory for the dodderer.
On return I had a chance to glance at an ad for the current Berwick Film Festival of experimental and cult movies. I believe the Hutton Think Tank's Media Section entry 'Rain Spotting' is fancied to carry of a prize or two in the Vividly Experimental(Very Short) Section. It runs for 90 seconds thanks to some brilliant work in the cutting room. Guest appearance by Michael Fish MBE. 'Riveting' (Berwickshire News)-' Blink and you will miss it' (Advertiser) are two of the more effusive reviews