Archive for August, 2007

Dendroculture

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

There was a somewhat tiresome moment a couple of weeks ago, when the Apparitional Gamekeeper, who as various blogs have I think hinted, has morphed of late into Texas Chainsaw Maniac, cut down not only the tree he was supposed to cut down, but another tree which had looked at him in a funny way. […]

Highland Holiday

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Our miniature holiday was a great success. We went to Archiestown, which is halfway up a mountain and entirely surrounded by distilleries, had dinner in the hotel, and spent the night in a very pleasant B&B — the hotel was packed solid with fishermen and could not accommodate us. This morning, we headed towards the […]

Stuff

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Sorry to neglect you all: I still don’t have a networked computer, the Professor is locked in battle with the elusive Mr Edward Gorey, and I have, for professional purposes, to speed read Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, an experience which reminds me, not a little, of Monty Python and the […]

The Wisdom of the Ancients

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon in remote Scotland, and we had a Metropolitan guest with perfect taste and beautiful manners to entertain. So we (Professor, Dr Biswell, metropolitan guest) decided to take a chance on visiting a most tremendous country house, a granite, neo-classical fortress of Giant Despair in the badlands near Fraserburgh, which […]

Apocalypse Cancelled

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

My computer has been declared legally dead & removed from its life support machine, but meanwhile, I have been reassured that the hard drive is still functioning and it will be possible to remove its entire contents to a DVD. Wiser heads than mine will tell me how to get it OFF the DVD, since […]

Fingers crossed, everyone …

Monday, August 13th, 2007

The night before last I did one of the things everyone says you shouldn’t do; in this case, working late at night with a glass of wine perched on a tottering pile of stuff to the right of my computer. Most of the time this is perfectly all right but this is one of the […]

Double Happiness

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Many apologies to our old and valued clients for such prolonged neglect. Dr Biswell and the Northern Professor are meditating a post of exquisite beauty but haven’t had time. I, meanwhile, disappeared off the face of the earth about ten days ago locked in a death-struggle with Book of Ed, which has occupied all my […]