So, there’s a Scottish joke that goes something like this:
Angus had just returned from a holiday in Spain. When his friend Hamish asked him how it was, Angus answered, “Ahhhh, it was a bit too hectic for my taste.”
“How so?” Hamish asked.
“The Spaniards are too stressed – mañana, mañana – it’s enough to make your head spin.”
Yes – time has a way of slowing down in Scotland. You can feel it in the air. You can see it on the roads, especially in Orkney:Having little or no internet service for 21 days forced me to slow down and literally read the writing on the
wall screen. Imagine trying to sign into your laptop and its response is always time out.
If that’s not a direct order to chill out from the powers that be, well then I don’t know what is.
Even the GPS was in slow down mode when it told my friend Oona and I
“You have arrived.”
This was not the hotel we were expecting…
Nor was the Ring of BrodgarFortunately, the real deal was just the other side
(Bet you didn’t know I was this good with a sword, did you?)
Before a detour took us into and out of
The room however, was a bit prehistoric – too dark and much too cold.
So, we asked for another.
– One With a View –
Ahhhh, and that was much better!
And there you have it – a taste of Scotland – to be continued sometime soon.