11/1/15 02:20 pm - help! it's an invasion of the cycloids!
but the green ayre (name of the former flood plane of the river lune here in the city,
but also of the wetherspoon's pub adjacent thereunto) has just been invaded -
- by just under twenty-four parti-coloured, lycra-clad aliens -
who, fortunately, seem remarkably well-restrained, when it comes to looting & pillaging,
and who took the trouble to detail three of their number
variously to shackle, chain and cable their steel steeds together,
in a corral(?) three-deep, outside the front window of the pub
before filing in and monopolising for the next half-hour the two bar-staff currently serving,
with their just-under-two-dozen separate orders for drinks and fairly reasonably-priced food.
° - depending on whether you count the armies of the stuart pretenders as invading, or not - after all, they retained a pretty strong claim to the english as well as the scottish (& later great british) and irish thrones