2020 – Part 3 (Iain)


I was at home in Stornoway during July. My mum speaks Gaelic so I saw a lot of Gaelic news.


Coronavirus looks more romantic when written in Gaelic. Like a soft Hebridean breeze… of death.

The news reader used the phrase “self isolation” Which I thought was strange. Surely there’s a Gaelic equivalent for that? You don’t get more isolated than living in a Croft on an island on the edge of the world. Surely you’d have a word to describe it.

Gaelic wasn’t the only langue to have to change for coronavirus. I also spotted the sign language for Coronavirus. It is two hands forming a coronavirus shape. I admire the simplicity of it as it looks like exactly what it is.


I hope the same logic does not apply to how they sign genital warts.

Whilst out for a jog I spotted a sign at a local croft. It said “Please keep you dog on a leash. Recently, a dog slipped his leash and killed 3 sheep and 6 lambs in 15 minutes”

That’s not a dog that’s a killing machine. One down ever 90 seconds.

The sign was pointless. It said keep your dog on a leash. It was on a leash. It should have said “If your dog is smart enough, big enough and angry enough to escape a leash then it is not just sheep who should be afraid. You should sleep with one eye open too”

During my time at home I tried to run 100 miles in a week. You can see it here


August is my birthday (and unsurprisingly) Andrew’s too. I get him a message from WWE legend Kurt Angle

I get my first portion of fish & chips since March. Many other people had the same idea for lunch so the queue was very long!

The London marathon is cancelled but the Times reports – “The Times understands that the organizers are still hoping to stage the eagerly anticipated duel between the two finest marathon runners in history, Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, on a short course in one of the parks in central London.”

All sports events should hold events in crap locations. I’d love to see a boxing clash like this – “The Times understands that boxing organizers are still hoping to stage the eagerly anticipated duel between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, at the bins behind LIDL. Both boxers will hold a fish supper whilst a women shouts ‘Don’t do it Tyson. He’s not worth it!'”

Scientists invent Ghost Racer. Cure for covid is still sought. Maybe the scientists should work on their priorities.



The month started with this exciting text.


Please be Chewbacca! Please be Chewbacca! Please be Chewbacca!

It wasn’t Chewbacca.

I was able to do a bike ride that had been delayed since May. I should have spent the delay getting better at biking as my time was my slowest time ever. The graph of results looks like a covid infection rate but going downwards rather than up


I come up with a new way to tackle Covid


How to solve covid – THE PURGE! In the film, one night a year any crime is legal. In the covid purge – for one month everyone can drink, eat out and party in each other homes as much they want. Everyone else hides indoors. After a month, everyone who wants to party will have had Covid. Everyone else wont get it because they don’t want to do any of the things that make catching covid likely. Simple!

For my next trick – I’ll solve the Arab/Israel question using the cartoon wacky race.

Watching 2020 (Andrew)


The last time I was in a cinema was in March, just before lockdown. I say cinema but this was no ordinary cinema. It was a luxury cinema in London with chairs that reclined to form a double bed and popcorn that came in a sealed packet so that you knew it hadn’t been scraped from the floor. Very fancy – though not as tasty.

I was watching ‘1917’, a film about a soldier who is tasked with getting a message to the front line, a simple plot. Man gets message. Man try to deliver message. Man leaves card and says he’ll be back tomorrow. Or something like that. It was back in March and I can’t remember exactly what happened, it was two lockdown’s ago.

But I do remember this: just as the soldier was about to reach the front line, and we’re about to see whether he can deliver his message in time, the man in front of me picked up his jacket and walked out. He didn’t even look back when he got to the door just in case he could see whether the message was delivered. Instead, he’d watched two hours of a soldier walking and running and getting shot at and trying his hardest to deliver this one message and that man couldn’t give a monkeys.

At Star Wars he’s be like “Luke, I am your – “

“Nah, not interested.”

Or the Sixth Sense:

“Hey, Bruce Willis, you do know you are a gh—“

“Couldn’t give a toss.”

On the other hand, he’s probably never seen the last episode of Game of Thrones so he still thinks its the greatest show he’s ever seen – and he’s definitely going to call his daughter “Daenerys”.

Looking back now, I think he had the right approach. Leave it open. Keep the mystery. Always want more. A very apt attitude for 2020 where everything – work, life, the future, the present, the ending of 1917 – has been left hanging like they’re the unworn shirts in my wardrobe since I started working from home in March.

It seems appropriate then that most of what I watched this year involved continuing series: which were all great for different reasons but all had stories which continue after I finished watching them. Better Call Saul and The Expanse I’m looking at you.

So, instead I’m going to recommend a programme which could have continued but didn’t after the BBC pulled the plug on it after one series. Which was actually a perfect move because ‘Giri/Haji’ already had a perfect ending. And, before that, a perfect final ‘confrontation’ which you will either like a Strictly judge “love, love, love it” or you will get your coat faster than my London friend. In between you’ll get the tensest thriller, a Guy Ritchie villain, scenes which play like a sit-com, episodes mostly in Japanese, parts in anime, parts in black and white, and a moment when you can see two characters fall in love just by looking at each other across a table. It was brilliant. I loved it.

Runners Up

Chernobyl – bleak and horrifying but better than watching the news

Schitt’s Creek – just, well, nice. Double nice. Triple nice. Lovely.

Eurovision – see Schitt’s Creek but with catchy songs

The Vast Of Night – if you love 1950s sci-fi then this pays loving tribute to small towns and UFOs

The Lighthouse – just like growing up in the Isle of Lewis.

Race Around The World – couples race from one end of South America to the other. Broadcast in March in the middle of lockdown. I can only imagine the disconnect I felt watching people on holiday and surrounded by strangers is the same disconnect Donald Trump feels every time he switches on the news and hears he hasn’t won the US election.

The Mandalorian – “Hey Mando, what’s that protein drink you’ve got there?” “It is the whey.”. “Thanks, Mando!”

Devs – a science lesson disguised as a thriller


I’m Thinking of Ending Things – I only wish I’d ended it a lot sooner. Like at the start. Or never switched it on at all. Avoid.

Best Music of 2020 (Iain)

The UK coronavirus lockdown was the perfect opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument, or learn a language, or work on art. I spent it scrolling through twitter.

The Dalai Lama doesn’t do twitter so he turned to music.


Which was one of the few record this year that Elton John did not appear on. He turned up on Lady Gaga’s album, Ozzie Osbourne’s album and the Gorrilaz. He also released his own songs. He was more prevalent than Covid.

I’ve never been a fan of Elton. I can appreciate his piano playing and meoldies but I think his voice sounds like a horny elephant bellowing for a mate. Take this song for example. It has excellent production, a good melody and then out of nowhere Sir Dumbo roars. Its the sort of collaboration record where I don’t believe the two of them have ever met. After listening to it they’ll probably never want to either.

Sex was a recurring theme of 2020. Some of the biggest hits featured lyrics that would be more appropriate to Playboy magazine than the top 40. WAP by Cardi B is about as subtle as punch in the face, followed by a kick in the baws and then a boot up the bum.

Has this song any redeeming features? None. If a man sang this explicitly, the song would be banned for being offensive. Because its performed by women, the song is classed as empowering. If hell had an elevator this would be the lift music.

My song of the year goes to a record released in 2019 – smoke by Headie-One. I include it in the best of 2020 because until earlier this year Headie was in jail. His song may not have been released in 2019 but he was.

It is the complete contrast to the glamour, money and cartoonish nature of WAP. Smoke is about real-life. It’s gritty, violent and mournful. The album reflects on his upbringing and his imprisonment. Great art is eternal. This time next year WAP will be forgotten but Smoke is a record that will sound just as good 20 years from now.

Honorable Mentions

Best song that mentions running

Best Pop Song

2020 – part 2 (Iain)


This was the month Celtman was cancelled. Which came as a relief to me. I’d been ill for a few weeks and and I had not been able to train.The only exercise I do this month is walk. I don’t feel back to full health until May.

I may have had Covid. Before I fell ill I’d visited a friend. They had Covid but they didn’t know. They got it at a spaghetti bolognese party. Yes, you have read that correctly. A spaghetti bolognese party. A party where everyone share food, cutlery and (unknowingly) Covid. The organizers of the party had just come back from a ski trip to a Covid hit region of northern Italy. The organizers and some other guests were subsequently diagnosed with covid.

I will never know if that is what I had it but it seems likely.

The month starts with Keir Stammer being elected leader of the Labour party. I hope he keeps his job on googlebox.

Sir keir

Due to covid I receive a refund from HMRC which can be used to help with expenses. Thanks HMRC, I used it wisely.


I want to know more about this.


Covid discussions took a turn to the weird. I was watching Good Morning Briton and spotted ex England manager and top shagger Sven Goran Erickson as an expert. What next? Neil Lennon explains Herd immunity. Derek Mcinnes discusses social distancing?


I worked at home all month but made a mistake and accidentally orders some servers to be delivered to my house than my office. I had to explain to my my insurance company that I had £80K of computer equipment in my living room.


My Granny declared covid is worse than World War 2 because “During the war you could at least get a cup of tea with your neighbours”

I think she has forgotten about the part of the war where Nazis dropped bombs on her.

After weeks of lockdown I find I’m bored of covid. The early stuff was new and exciting but now it’s the same old symptoms rolled out week after week. I decide to move onto newer more exciting viruses like dengue fever. I’ll be a diseases hipster.


I have 20+ years of IT experience managing and building complex systems. So you can guess the first request I get within two minutes of returning to the my office. “Can you switch my PC on and off?”

It was nice to return to the office and see a reminder of the good old days when I only had to be afraid of people who’d been on holiday recently


Lockdown lifts at the end of May. One of the fun things I did whilst stuck at home was film a YouTube series with my wife. It was hard work to create/shoot/edit 10 minutes every week. I don’t know how Monty Don does it every week.


My favourite bit of Lockdown was when someone posted on my local Facebook group “Why is the farmers field got so much rubbish in it? When will the council force him to tidy it up? It is an eyesore! Anyone can drive up and tip their crap into the field. Nothing happens! There is no punishment for doing this”

Which most people read as “Easy to access rubbish dump now available! You won’t even get in trouble!” The next day the field was full of crap. Thanks Facebook

June saw more and more people escaping lock-down and returning to more normal activities although people kept adding the phrase “socially distanced” to whatever they did ie “I went for a run with a friend…socially distanced.” “I met my mum for lunch…socially distanced.”

You didn’t need to add “socially distanced” to describe exercise/activity you did with other people. You had and still have to socially distance when you are with people. Its the law. Everyone is doing it. If you are going to mention a law you are not breaking then mention other laws you aren’t breaking too. “I went for a run. I didn’t rob a bank” or “My mum and dad visited. I haven’t seen them in 8 weeks. We spent the time avoiding committing treason” or “I met another household. We didn’t exchange plants from other countries as that is a breach or the customs regulations related to horticulture.”

At the end of the month I was allowed to travel home to Stornoway to visit my mum….socially distanced.

Outdoor Swim Review: The White Loch In Winter (Andrew)

Iain TwinBikeRun modelling this year’s must have open water accessory: frost bite

This looks like Summer but this photo was taken at the end of November and it was Disney movie weather – frozen! You could see frost on your hair as sweat froze on your forehead. Yet, with the blue sky, it at least looked good in the photos.

The White Loch is just outside Glasgow and you can find our previous reports here along with details on where to go and how to park.

White Loch – First Visit

White Loch – Where to Swim

For this addition I would add the following information.

What make it ideal for winter swimming? The entrance and car parking is right beside the road. This is important because as soon as you get out of the loch you can get back to your car in less than a minute. Or, if you prefer to hang around and have a cup of team while wrapped up warm, then there is a nice flat spot at the loch’s edge to set up camp.

What make it less than ideal for winter swimming? The car parking is right beside a relatively busy road. So, while you try and strip from boots, gloves, vest, wetsuit, hood and swim cap there will be plenty of people passing and looking at your papa smurf like body – bright blue. On the other hand, it does give you an incentive to get changed quickly and to duck into your car for a nice blast of the heater.

Any tips for swimming? Stick to the edge and, if you do get cold, you’ll never be too far from an easy to access shore.

Overall: A good location for a winter swim but don’t be fooled by the photo at the top – it doesn’t look like this on every other day of winter.

Best TV and Films of 2020 (Iain)

If I was to describe the ways BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) is one of the worst films ever made I’d never publish this post as it would go on and on and on and on…

Don’t even think about watching it



Dave Lee is a fool.

2020 was not a great year for films. I’ve struggled to come up with a list of films I’ve enjoyed watching. The coronavirus lockdown has meant there has been very few good films released. I did venture out to see one of the only blockbusters released – Tenet. I won’t spoil it by giving my opinion on it as Andrew hasn’t seen it yet.

2020 saw the loss of of one of my childhood heroes and one of cinema’s biggest stars – Sean Connery

Years ago, I met Sean Connery. And by “met Sean” I mean I was in the same cinema as him. We were both at a film premiere. Sean sat down in front of me and then promptly fell asleep for the whole film. Afterwards I saw him on TV saying how much he enjoyed it! That was good acting.

As I can’t think of any particularly good films, here’s some TV I enjoyed.

Best Drama – Guilt

Guilt is the darkly comic tale of two brother who accidently kill a man whilst driving back from a night out. It’s much funnier than the premise suggests and at only 4 episodes long it doesn’t over do the concept. A lean, mean thrilling machine.

The writer of the show is the man who created Bob Servant. A very funny comic creation – a burger man from Dundee with delusions of grandeur. If you don’t find his tweets funny then you and I can never be friends.

Best Documentary – The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty

A four part documentary detailing how Murdoch came to rule the world of newspapers in the UK. The interviews are varied and balanced and it shows clearly who he has earned peoples loyalty and respect as well as why people fear him. It is beautifully shot and edited with the production values of a Hollywood film.

Best Show of 2020 – The Real Marigold Hotel

A spin off of the hit film about pensioners finding love and adventure in a ramshackle Indian hotel shouldn’t work. It sounds like an idea Alan Partridge would pitch to the BBC. “Monkey tennis…but with pensioners”

But in a time where people are no longer allowed to gather together, a show about strangers living together, discovering common interests with each other and learning how to challenge how they previously lived is the sort of life affirming show 2020 needed.

2020 – Part 1 (Iain)


2019 ended badly. My dad was rushed to hospital before Christmas with mental and physical issues which were later diagnosed as delirium – an abrupt change in the brain that causes mental confusion and emotional disruption. Spoiler: he’s much better now. This is not a sad story.

He was transferred to a neurological ward in Glasgow in early January so that he could be helped.

I spent most of January visiting hospital. I would arrive at his ward carrying shortbread, crisps and juice. I would leave with a bag of dirty pants and piss stained trousers. Worst swap ever.

He was supposed to be in the a neurological ward 67. This was the hospital signage. No wonder the folk in the ward have addled minds. My brain was frazzled deciphering this scrawl.


If dealing with his illness wasn’t hard enough, I watched Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. A trouser piss stain on my childhood love of Star Wars! An abomination of a film.


At the start of the month my Aunt fell over and broke her hip. She was now in hospital too but in a different ward to my Dad. My Mum was visiting her when it happened. The common connection between my Aunt and my Dad’s hospitalization seems to be Mum. Anyone who stays with her ends up in A+E. Remind me not to invite her to my house.

On the bright side, neither my Dad or Aunt liked Custard.I would time my evening visits so I’d arrive in time to have have both of their NHS deserts.

During one of my visits my dad turned to me and said “I’ve got something important to tell you. I’ve been thinking about it all day.” He then paused. I waited for his words of wisdom or inspiration “It must be boring to be a door” Thanks dad. Very insightful.

Another day I was waiting in the the patients lounge of the hospital when I spotted this magazine. The headline read “Surgery horror!” That will reassure all the patients waiting for an op


This month also saw more mention of coronavirus in the news but its ok. Its not something we should overreact to.


“Coronavirus overraction has costs” next to “Virgin Galactic sees demand for space travel surge” Are the two things linked???

I end the month proposing a solution to the forthcoming cris

Point 3 was a bit harsh but in theory it would have worked! I could have prevented P.E with Joe Wicks and if the price of that was a few people shot then that was a price worth paying.


I started working at home in March but before I learnt new words like “Zoom meeting” I went to some large scale indoor events with crowds of people. Remember them?

First up was a concert at the Barrowland ballroom. I didn’t realize at the time that Editors would be the last band I’d see live. If so, I’d have picked someone better.


In an event most disease experts would declare insantiy, 2 thousand coughing wheezing Glaswegians spent a night with 89 year old William Shatner. I suppose a man who has saved the world multiple times as Captain Kirk is not going to be scared by a pesky virus.


Outdoor Swim Review: Carron Valley – Winter (Iain)

Worst Hitchhiker Ever

I was recently asked what my secret is for swimming in Winter. I don’t think their is any secret to it – I try to be consistent, I make sure I have the correct clothes and I accept the fact it’s going to be cold!

I’ve got better at handling the cold by being consistent with my swimming. Over a number of years I pushed cold boundary. When I started I only swam outdoors May to September. The next year I tried starting in April and finishing in October. Now I swim all year round.

I enjoy swimming skins. I’d like to swim skins in winter but I’ve tried it and I struggle with the after effects of the cold. I could keep at it but I’d rather enjoy a swim than endure it. Don’t let you ego determine your clothing! Use common sense and wear as much as you need to feel warm.

My winter kit (to wear with a wetsuit) is:

I was wearing all this kit when I recently visited Carron Valley Reservoir. My aim in winter is to try to do at least 10 minutes. It was hard to stay in for that long due to a strong wind the water was very choppy and difficult to swim in.

I tried my best to get some swimming in but I was happy to stop when my stop watch said my time was up.


Ease of Access: https://goo.gl/maps/vkcjfRm5cx6dYWt7A Park at the gate next to the loch. Its 10m to the waterside. 

Water quality: The water level was very high. Normally there is a rocky “beach” but it was completely covered by water. The tree were I normally leave my stuff was half submerged by water.

Swim Quality: Hard work. The waves and a low sun made it very tricky to sight to swim in a straight line.

Other People: Not a soul.

Would I go back: Yes. It’s my default swim location. 

Training for Celtman 2021 – November (Andrew)

This month I have climbed:

  • Col de Soudet
  • Cote De Revel
  • Port De Bois
  • Grand Colombier

And I’ve not left my house.

November is normally a wet month with few opportunities to ride outside so it was good to have a challenge to keep myself interested in spending 60 – 90 minutes sitting on a bike and not moving.

What was even better is that by not moving I don’t have to experience how tough it is to climb an actual Grand Tour mountain or “Col”, particularly when I don’t have 35 degrees of a baking sun one my back or – the biggest problem of all when climbing: no training!

Back in 2013 we climbed the Tourmalet. One of the Tour’s most famous climbs. I say climb but the best we managed about a kilometre before getting picked up in the sweeper’s van during that year’s Etape Du Tour race – a one day recreation of a Tour de France stage. We’d already climbed one mountain, albeit very slowly, and this was to be the second. But it was a failure. However I don’t look at it as failure. Failure suggests there was a chance of success. We were never going to be successful because we had no idea what we were trying to do. You might as well as your pet cat to round up sheep or ask Gerard Butler to use any accent other than his own. While technically possible, neither are ever going to work without considerable work and a whole lot more thought and planning. 

We didn’t plan and we certainly didn’t think – my sole thought was “Dougie, did this so we can do it too”.

Don’t worry if you don’t know Dougie, I didn’t really either. He was a guy I worked with on a university project when I was studied for an MBA in 2009 and 2010. He spotted me cycling into the university one day and told me that he was also a cyclist. What I didn’t know at the time was that this was the equivalent of me driving into the university in Ford Fiesta and bumping into Lewis Hamilton who said “Do you like driving? I like to drive too”.

Dougie, I found out later, used to take one way train trips to England just to jump out in the Lake District so he could cycle round the Lakes – and then cycle home. Wow.

He would cycle 50 miles or more on a mid-week night and I would think I was on the same level because I cycled 15 minutes to get home from work. 

During one class he told me that he’d taken part in a race which allowed you to ride the route as the professionals in the Tour de France. I thought it sounded brilliant and immediately checked out how to apply. What I didn’t do was check out the route or work out how high an actual Alp was. I thought it was a hill, not a mountain, and no higher than some of the hills around Glasgow. And even when I checked the elevation and saw that we would be climbing higher than Ben Nevis, I still had no idea how high that would be because I’d never climbed Ben Nevis. 

Ignorance is bliss – until you find yourself climbing an Alp for 10 minutes and expecting it to take half an hour, only to find you’ve still got two hours of climbing and you’re half a day behind everyone else. Ignorance, then, is stupidity. And the end couldn’t come fast enough on the slopes of the Tourmalet.

So, this month in preparation for the undulating roads around Applecross, I’ve been training for height by taking on various virtual climbs. I’m not keen on spending 2 – 3 hours on an indoor bike to try and get the distance needed to train for Celtman, instead, I’m swapping distance for metres climbed. Longer rides can wait for Spring.

Triathlon Christmas Gift Guide (Iain)

Many years ago I asked Santa for a computer. I got a pair of socks.

The next year I asked Santa for a video recorder. I got a pair of pants.

The year after that I asked Santa for a socks and pants! I got socks and pants. At least I proved the b*****d reads my letters.

If you are struggling to think of what to give (or get) this Christmas then here’s some suggestions.

Book – Rise of the Ultra Runners

In Rise of the Ultra Runners (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NDNCB8J/) the author Adharanand Finn travels the world investigating why people feel the need to run long distances in challenging environments.

The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance:  Amazon.co.uk: Finn, Adharanand: 9781783351329: Books

The book follows his quest to collect enough points to get into the Ultra Tour de Mont Blanc. Before starting his qurst he was an experienced (mostly road) runner who was mainly interested in speed and times.

He covers the history, personalities and his experience of ultra-running. It felt like it was a good informal history of the sport as much as his personal narrative.

There is a very interesting section on why Kenyans don’t do ultra’s even though they dominate long distance road events.

The only negative comment I can make is that I would have liked to have heard more about his training. You don’t get as good as he is without hours and hours of training. Did his wife mind him training all the time? Did his kids appreciate him being away? I always wonder who people find the time to get that good.

Bike – Cycle top

The Cycle Jersey Store (https://www.thecyclejersey.com/) has some unique fun tops. My favorite being this one for the Western Isles band Peat & Diesel

The top was so good it was used as the prize in this year’ss Toddman race. You can read about it here https://twinbikerun.com/2020/06/18/toddman-2020-andrew/ and https://twinbikerun.com/2020/06/19/toddman-2020-iain/

I still believe I should be declared the true winner of the race!

They also do tops for beers, whisky and charities.

Board Game – Flamme Rouge

This is a great board game to get if you like cycling.

Flamme Rouge is 2 to 5 player game which recreates a cycle race. Each player controls two riders. Each player gets a set of movement cards for each rider. Each card can only be played once.

On each turn a player decides which cards to play. Normal rules of cycling apply so riders at the front get more tired than those at the back, riders move quicker going downhill, and sprinters are fast but burn out first.

The skill is trying to work out when to sprint and when to draft so that you can leave enough energy to win at the end. Al the games I’ve played have been very open. Anyone was able to win until the end of the game which meant it was exciting for all participants.

The theme is really good. The artwork and game pieces are high quality and it does feel like a virtual cycle race.

Prints – The Crow Road

If you are looking for pictures or prints then I recommend you check out etsy (https://www.etsy.com/uk/). Its a marketplace for small sellers. Its really good for cards and birthday presents.

Have a look at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BreakawayArtist who does prints of famous Scottish and European climbs.

If you search for terms like triathlon or swimming you will discover lots of sellers offering interesting products.

Just be careful when ordering pictures or cards that you are getting something physical. Some seller sell digital downloads of their designs which means all you get is an email with a picture to print out at home.

Swim Cap – Batman

If you want to stand out from the crowd whilst swimming then invest in an interesting cap. I recommend swimming as Batman. https://www.zoggs.com/dc-super-heroes-batman-3d-swimming-cap

But if you check out kids swim caps you will find lots of interesting designs and becasue the cap is stretchy it will definitly fit on your head even if it claims to be kid size.

Meggings – tartan

Meggings are Mens leggings and they are great for wearing underneath shorts on a cold day.

I bought these for Andrew. When he wears them at races he gets at least half a dozen folk asking where he got them from.

So here’s the answer – https://meggings.com/products/tartan?variant=21727294881870

They come in other styles and this isn’t even close to being the wildest design!

And if anyone wants to know what I’d like for Christmas – I’ll be happy with a new pair of socks and pants but preferably tartan ones!