Have awoken this morning in Edinburgh to be confronted with a dense cloud of damp fog hanging over the whole city.
This is the famous Edinburgh fog known as the “harr”, and is already erasing the memory of the last few scorching days.
Still, at least tomorrow I will be back in Manchester, a city well known for pleasant weather. Did you know that Manchester’s humid air was one of the key ingredients for success in the cotton industry when the industrial revolution began? This damp air prevented the cotton thread from breaking on the mechanical equipment used to make cloth. In fact one of Manchester’s many nicknames is “Cottonopolis”, and many of the old mills are still in existence today.