First light. The architect from the cottage by the crossroads is out with her labradors. She stops to tell us that she's seen a ring-necked duck. From the modulating lilt to her voice it can be assumed that this is something rare and wonderful. Angus, who wouldn't recognize a ring-necked duck if it landed on his head, does his best to respond to this information with a suitable level of enthusiasm. The architect has also seen the humpbacked whale again.
'The Font' is going to Edinburgh later today. Sophie will be left without a car and will need to face sub-par cooking. Bacon and sausages are picked up in readiness. There are no tattie scones on the supermarket shelves but there are potato farls which look like the next best thing. Sophie is not a great fan of her masters cooking but there's only so much he can do to ruin a sausage.
A fun discovery outside LA . Strange how the cost of eating out in the US seems to have skyrocketed since Covid. The Manhattanites say that the restaurant and hotel sectors can't get the staff which is rebalancing the economy into new sectors. People are shifting out of hospitality into higher paying and less tiring employment. This hotels three course dinner for $95 almost looks reasonable :https://www.ojaivalleyinn.com/
Interesting blog :https://pensionista.co.uk/2023/02/07/the-relic/
The movie that is set to come to the cinema later this month is apparently quite good ( although the plot line is still beyond my understanding ) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock_at_the_Cabin