On the other side of the road a tiny house sandwiched in between two others. Barely a door wide. What must it be like inside ?
Today the last day of exams. Lots of medical students walking around wearing that oh so familiar '' We've been revising for 3 days straight without sleep " look. Those that have finished their exams having photos taken with friends. Soon they'll scatter to every corner of the globe. The town fast emptying out. Lives lived at breakneck speed.
At the wee house 'The Font' tries to understand why we have so many high speed data cables but no high speed data.
With no furniture to be delivered until lunchtime a chance to walk through the cathedral ruins with a neighbour - a retired history professor. It's the 700th anniversary of the cathedrals consecration. Almost 704 years after Robert the Bruce rode his horse to the high altar to celebrate the victory over the English at Bannockburn. The king provided enough funds to have the building finished. The professor points out the medieval monks graves which have chalices carved on them so that they can rise on judgment day and administer the sacraments. The wee house is made of recycled stones from the cathedral which is a thrifty touch.
Dinner at the restaurant that's been taken over by a couple from Edinburgh. The staff smart and enthusiastic young Canadians working for a year to experience the 'auld country'. 'The Font' has taken The Secret Barrister to read but - now an expert on the birds - sits and watches the fulmars building their nests on the edge of the cliff by the Catholic chapel. All the other tables taken by smartly dressed American golfing couples who assume the Canadian staff are also Americans. Apart from golf only one other topic of overheard conversation - Trump. The recent comments by Bill Gates much analyzed. America it seems is as riven by its politics as Britain is by Brexit.
A paving stone sports some interesting and not altogether untimely advice.
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