The Dandylion Column
The Dandylion Writes Exclusively For The MorayNeep
Good morning Moray,
Is it raining, sunny or windy with you today? I bet it is, because this is weather, a phenomena we have had here in Moray for as long as i can remember. To listen to people talk though you would think it had just been invented. Weather is the most talked about subject in Moray.
‘ Its affy hot that yellow thing in the sky whit is it?’ ‘ I’m getting not dry from this liquid falling from somewhere above me,’ ‘I think i’m haunted my clothes are moving about as if a benevolent force was pulling at them’.
These are just a few discussions I’ve heard this week. This is just the weather people nothing to worry about or sacrifice chickens to Gods about. So from my vantage point in Elgin High Street I’ve seen the changing face of Elgin throughout the years. Its not changed much to be honest, blink and you could be in any decade, the only thing that lets you know its 2017 is my iphone. Saturday nights have changed quite a lot from my days when we would drink Camomile tea in the smoking rooms at every corner and nod to the Ladies we admired . Perhaps taking their hand to help them step over a puddle in the road and tip our hat to send them on their way. Yes the 1990’s were a different time. Now the youngsters are all vaping,skating,drinking,sexting,enjoying life etc. If it has an ing at the end they are doing it. Only ing im doing is slowly die-ing such is my social life these days. My two best friends are pigeons after all.
So this weekend i’m looking forward to the Pipe band Championships in Forres, looking forward to them staying in Forres 11 miles from my ears. The only pipes i like are the ones supplying tea to the pumps at my local Smoking Room, and of course my Pipe full of Dunhill Mixture Tobacco imported from South America. ( Smoking kills, so don’t start Kids .) I spent the night getting depressed watching Radiohead at Glastonbury, which i think is the point. Today I’ll mostly be directing my pigeon and seagull friends to attack parked taxis and unsuspecting young children with ice creams. Have a Howdy Doody Dandy Weekend peoples of Moray. That’s my new catchphrase feel free to use it .