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3 Things Meme

June 27th, 2008 (07:42 pm)
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current location: KY16 8SX

Post three things you've done that you believe nobody else on your friends list has done.

I had to think a bit about this one, as I lead a boring and unremarkable life, but here goes. I have:

  1. Worn a lace jabot.
  2. Slept in a tent - pitched on the car deck of a ferry
  3. Served dinner to millionaires in a hotel with performing sheep.


Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: June 28th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)

While I can quite see you doing 1 and 2, I feel that I must ask for more details on 3. Especially about the sheep... :)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: June 28th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)

In 1988, I worked as a waiter at Drimsynie House Hotel, and one evening we had to stay open late to serve a group of five businessmen from Yorkshire who were reputedly millionaires. That detail was never officially confirmed to such as me, of course, but the fact that they were due to arrive by helicopter (before weather conditions nixed it) does suggest a certain level of financial resource.

During the winter, the hotel had a curling rink downstairs, but during the summer it was dried out for a show which involved different breeds of sheep that had been trained to walk to a named spot on a rostrum on cue. Sadly the performing sheep no longer seem to be an attraction at Drimsynie although the curling rink is still going strong in the winter months.

A minor detail that may give you an idea of the location is that there are only two roads in. One passed over the Rest-and-be-Thankful, while the other went through Hell's Glen.

Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: June 28th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)

Trained sheep - the mind boggles! The location sounds quite remote and restful though. Assuming I can have a car (or helicopter) to get there.

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