Embra is surprisingly mild this morning and GNER astonished us all by reaching Waverley Street 4 minutes early. Spanking new carriage as well. Hopefully a good omen for tomorrow when I accompany the wife to the Big Smoke for three days of intensive grandparenting. Yes CB bloggee you will need to brace yourself for some teeth grating images of the middle granddaughter. If you can't bear to wait you can always follow the link to Babymother.
I will not have the time to check up on Embra's favourite mendicant and his wee dog as I head in the opposite direction nor will I run the gauntlet of the itinerant pipers who may well be in hibernation awaiting the first cuckold in the form of the early Japanese visitor rarely seen before the Ides of March. So it is off to the Uni to bore a new generation of students on Huttonian's involvement in Operation Musketeer of almost 50 years ago. A walking talking primary source (in the jargon) and I hope to be spared last years comment from body of the hall 'Are you really that old?
Indeed Sir or Madam (declining eyesight) I am and a year older than when last asked. There are advantages of advancing years but as they advance you are inclined to forget what they are-but I can assure younger bloggees well worth waiting for. Probably.