Things to Do in Arran in the Rain by Steven Waling

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Drink tea in the kitchen
………………………………then
……………………………………..drink tea in the kitchen

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Listen to the sea and rain
…………make wet music together
……………………read the Collected Ted Berrigan
…………“It’s only water

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Buy the Guardian………..watch the Olympics
………………………………medal table…..29 golds
………………………………team GB
……….sudden interest in sport

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Wrap up in waterproofs
…………stand on the jetty………wander lonely as a clod
…………absorbing the weather like Lakeland poets then

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Die young of consumption
……….spot a strip of light in the distance
…………………“it’s clearing soon
 ………so let’s go out
………………….make tea

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Meanwhile
 ………practice unfeasible Scots accents
………………….aye……och…..the noo………..Jings
………………….crivens………..oh mah boabs
………………………………………………………..(Cont’d pg 96
……….apologise to your Scots cousins
…………………for a childhood reading the Broons

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Visit the distillery

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