Apparently I haven’t been looking through my windae. The last thing I remember was the setting sun blinding everyone in the room and now it’s setting out of sight again in its summer position. How the hell did I miss that transition? Anyway: “Return of the Windae“.
Beautiful evening tonight, I know people who are in tents right now, good call I think. The highlight of my own day though was a box of Scottish Jerky that I caught the postie with on my way out. I have mostly been eating the Smoky flavour today, I’d forgotten just how good it was compared to the plastic/gristle/salt combinations under the name of jerky available from supermarkets and garages.
Now I think about it, another highlight was the bloke in front of me at the trade counter where we buy all our pipe and fittings. It’s a Glasgow family firm, as with all things, support your independents. Anyway, as I goes in the boss greets me with a “Mornin’ Pedro” and a wry smile as he works with the existing customer. He was looking for some fittings to match up unmatchable pipework, basically 22mm copper and the tiny rubber tube used to connect water gauges onto the test points on pipework. The horrific lash-up put together as I watched was no different to me that seeing someone wire-up a time bomb. It’s going into some kebab joint to feed gas into some cooking apparatus or other. I wish I knew which one so I don’t go in it while it’s connected. Or park near it. Ever.
Corgi? Gas Safe? 20+ years I’ve paid for it so they can scrutinise me and ignore the real danger.
On a lighter note, a surprise package arrived yesterday which had me grinning from beard to ear. If you miss the Karrimor Alpiniste fleece, ME’s Ultrafleece, think the current fleece hoodies are in the wrong fabrics or have ridiculous pockets, then Montane are about to save your day when winter comes again at the end of the year. In for an exclusive test is the Montane Fury Jacket, a slim-fit technical hoody in powerdry and light powerstrech, two high pockets and some genius detailing.