Returned from my trip to Germany, and found a postcard from my father and his wife, who had been down in Antibes in the South of la Belle France, reporting on the Antibes Yacht Show.
Being a very experienced and successful travel writer, this makes sense.
Oil has recently reached record highs, yet again.
My father was commissioned to do the piece by no less a famous journal than the Aberdeen Press and Journal. (Producer of legendary headlines such as, for the sinking of the Titantic: "Local Man Drowns in Shipping Accident.")
Finally, as the surge in the value of the North Sea Oil boils onward, the behemoths of world finance will rise, and we once again expect to have red haired men called Eck and Sandy lolling in the marble baths of their 30+ metre yachts, luxuriating to the smell of "Tam's Oxters Soap." whilst staring out over the vistas of Peterhead harbour.
Sense and order have prevailed. I am reassured.