I pulled into the parking space just on the approach to Ullapool so that I could photograph the interesting wave formation as it hit land. Unfortunately the moment that I placed the camera case on the ground a huge wave crashed against the shoreline and drenched all my equipment.
My auntie A took pity on me. “Your family is suffering more than its fair share of disasters at the moment. I’ve just spoken to your mother on the phone and she’s told me that all her online Christmas shopping purchases have been invalidated because someone in a shop miskeyed her credit card number”.
Sure enough, the next day when my mother handed over to me the brand new fluffy white towels that she had bought for me for Christmas, they evaporated into thin air.