Although it is wonderful to be in the desert, our train is woefully behind schedule and, in the harsh conditions, we urgently need to start work on our waiting room. Pleasingly, looking at our design, we can see that it will be the grandest waiting room we have ever built. To celebrate, Juan breaks open barrels of Vintage Lochnagar, Glenesk, Linkwood and Clynelish Special Reserve. For extra sustenance, as we have a big job ahead of us, using one of the energising recipes recommended by my old opal-hunting companion, he mashes nurth seeds into Glentauchers Private Reserve, topping it with a sprinkling of Devonian star shavings. The energy in the seeds, together with whatever it is in the shavings, combine to make a brew that gives us more energy than we know what to with and, foaming with excitement, we blow up our bagpipes and gallop in circles, shouting and screaming and playing the Highland Quickstep as fast as we possibly can.
Professor Humperdink’s Diary