A Manhattanite uses a line from Cormac McCarthy to describe the current generation of US and UK politicians: "Mostly they just seemed to be waiting for things to be a way they'd never be again ". This combines brevity with perception.
Today we'll take the train north. It takes a little longer than flying but has zero stress when compared with travelling through the Heathrow holiday crowds. We can do it, door to door, well within in six hours. In our absence the fancy Edinburgh builders have shown up and taken down the old conservatory. This means we now appear to be a week ahead of schedule with the bathrooms simply waiting for the grouting to dry. The kitchen awaits the decorator ( hopefully this coming week ) and the counter tops ( tba as the joiner remains incommunicado ).
Whoever knew the council employed a falconer to keep the pigeons away ? The middle ages meet the 21st century . I would go over and ask the man if he enjoys his job but the falcon looks decidedly mean. The fact the pavements are free of pigeon droppings testifies to the falcons effectiveness.