Happy solstice!

The longest day of the year today, with the old druids out around Stonehenge – not sure they are druids really, since the druids didn’t leave written records so I’m not certain they have much in the way of authentic information to base their ‘traditions’ on, but hey, they enjoy it and they don’t cause anyone any harm so why not. Anyone wishing to greet the rising sun in Edinburgh this morning would have been a little disappointed though, not to mention soggy, since a fine mist lay over the whole city – one of those mists that wrapped itself around the Castle until it almost vanished; look down from the bridge and you could see tendrils of it curling around the low-lying streets, like something from a 19th century Gothic novel. Somehow I always feel I should have a cloak and top hat on when the city is like this.