Just after midnight I'm getting the sleeper train down to London, connecting to another train en route to Brighton for the day. Later I'll be getting a train from Brighton to Gatwick, to catch a plane to Edinburgh, followed by a taxi to the train station where I left my car so I can drive home. Truly, it shall be a day involving planes, trains and automobiles, a 23-hour round trip between Scotland and the south coast of England. I expect frazzlement.
As a consequence, no fresh blog entry on Thursday, October 2nd. I hope to explain where I've been on Friday, so you'll just have to wait until then. Sorry. In the meantime, you all know the rules by now: play nice, don't tease the ocelot and anything you break, you pay for it to be repaired or replaced. Talk amongst yourselves until I get back. If I don't return by Friday - wait longer.