May 27th, 2006


Updates to Come and Solstice Stuff

A hostage to fortune here - things I've not posted about that I meant to:
  • Beltane
  • Elephant herding (I've a post on rasseff, but I mean to post a fuller (no pun intended) version behind a friends-lock)
  • Beach party
  • Alloa Beer Festival (today, too late to plug, really) [I wonder - did Maclays ever, back in the day, produce a mild or 60/- called "Alloa Low" that they talked of on a brewery visit once?])
  • Summer Solstice Stuff
  • General Beltaney / Nightwatchy wittering
  • Werk (possibly best left unwritten)
Actually, the solstice thing is pretty close to a screw-up. I got in touch with the folk I used to do the Stonehenge solstice stewarding thing with between 2000 and 2002 (FSVO "the folk" - I hadn't realised that the guy I used to be in touch with, a gentleman (in the real sense) called George Firsoff, had died a while back) to see if they still needed folk for the peace stewarding and the answer was positive, but more in the "yes, and you can bring some more folk with you" than in the "yes, please bring everyone you can" sort of way.

I've probably left it massively too late, and I don't know if they still do the training day the day before thing, or if it's just a matter of turning up and catching the right folk, but if anyone's interested, please let me know.

Alternatively, if I have screwed up on this, I have a plan B: Castlerigg stone circle near Keswick is about a morning's train and bus away from Edinburgh, and I've not been there since I went with feorag back in 1993 when we were at Bradford Uni. Again, if anyone else is interested in coming along on that one, please let me know.

Actually, now I come to think of it, I'm torn - Stonehenge could be great, but it will have about a Beltane and a half worth of people (2000 had 7k, 2001 had 14k, 2002 was almost 21k - I hope it's not been growing at that speed since), while Castlerigg gets numbers in the hundreds and is lots more relaxed....