Thursday, 20 November 2008

Get me to Aberdeen

Listening to: See No Evil (Television)

It seemed such a good idea a couple of months ago when The Boy and I agreed to meet up in Aberdeen this Saturday for the Scotland v Canada rugby game at Pittodrie.

We bought the tickets, booked his flights from Devon and happily looked forward to it.

I forgot about winter in the north of Scotland. The severe weather warning was issued on Tuesday morning. Apparently it's going to get cold - very cold. And windy too - very windy.

I set off from Westray this morning (a day earlier than planned) and it didn't bode well when, on arriving at Kirkwall, the hydraulic ramp on the boat got stuck and took 15 minutes to fix. It looks like being a long trip.

All ferries off Orkney to Scotland are now 'under review', so I'm killing time in the library, preparing to set off into the increasingly chilly outdoors in search of a ferry that may or may not exist.

Please send chocolate and Kendal mint cake.

13 comments:

I, Like The View said...

good luck - hope you get there! (and hope the boy's flight isn't cancelled due to the bad weather)

hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Kendal Mint Cake - yum!

Dave said...

I've put extra paving stones around my greenhouse. Don't think it will blow away here.

KAZ said...

Well - at least the Canadians will feel at home.

Arabella said...

Frantically knitting Fair Isle socks - should be ready next year.

lettuce said...

kendal mint cake?!! thats a blast from the past, i'd forgotten all about it...

Ginni said...

Ummm, the cake part sounds good...not so much the weather part.

Safe trip!

ziggi said...

bloody hell what a score!
Hope you got to see it Malc!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

It is salutary when one finds oneself in a position where Mother Nature remains most demonstrably in charge. Gale, flood, blizzard, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, landslip - we are not as much "in control" as we would like to imagine... like the Canadian defence!

Moley-Bloke said...

Sounds suitably chilly.. Does this mean you can turn off the freezer and save electricity? Freezing my tads off at four degrees tonight... Might have to postpone my trip to the shops.... LOL

I, Like The View said...

hope you get back safely too

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Ladybird World Mother said...

Come on come on, we need to know if you got there and then got back again...
If Arabella is knitting fair isle socks for 2009, I could offer Very Long Scarf for 2010. Can only go in straight linen... (knitting)

Cathy said...

Hello there
Well it would appear Scotland won - the question still is.....did you get there and have you got home yet?
Take care
Cathy

Sian said...

Yes Malc, enquiring minds need to know! What's the story?!! I gather the Aberdeen boat was cancelled, but intrepid rugby fan that you are (not to mention Pig Farmer...) did you travel on the Hamnavoe and hitch down to Aberdeen?