"Apologies for the delay, Kirsten, your email got a little lost in all the
Where to go:
Jacobite steam railway (Harry Potter)
Jacobite Cruises on Loch Ness (can book those from here)
And more places that you can shake a stick at.
If you are into geology and stuff like that then Natural Treasures in
Corpach near here is a good place to spend a little time
Mountain biking on the hills and trails
Quad bikes at Fersit
Ice Wall at Kinloch Leven
Hows that for starters?"
(I typed that verbatim, do not pester me with spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.)
These sorts of things mystify, bother, and entertain me all at once. Who wrote it? Why? What's the story? Did it all work out in the end?? Did Kirsten have a good time? Or she still wandering the mountains around Scotland? Did the writer really mean that Kirsten can shake a stick at these sights or is that a typo? I envision Kirsten, a little old woman with a cane, who loves Harry Potter, climbing the mountains around Glencoe so she can shake her stick at the sheep.
I can amuse myself for hours on end filling in the blanks and then because it's only fun if you can share these ideas, I babble at my husband, who would much rather find somewhere to live while he's in Holland for a semester abroad (he leaves in two weeks and may have to sleep in the car if he doesn't find something soon) than listen to me spin yarns about people I don't know and will never meet. (Note: normally he loves to listen to me yammer, but he's a little stressed, you know.)
Anyone else find these notes and wonder about who wrote them? I'm particularly fond of things written inside the covers of used books. Things like: "Dear Bitty, Thanks for all the peaches!" Who the heck is Bitty? Peaches?? Why would you write that in a book?
Then there was the death notice in the Ærø newspaper. Translated from Danish it reads:
"Our dear Annette has suddenly died."
That's it. No dates. Nothing. Some names of whoever placed the obit came after, but no last names and no relationships mentioned. For all I know, Annette was the beloved family fish!
Ah, it doesn't take much to entertain me, does it?