The caption to this photograph from The Guardian (2 Feb 24) reads . . .
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner wears tartan boots on her visit Diageo’s Glenkinchie Distillery to learn more about the importance of the industry and to talk about Labour’s New Deal for Working People
Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
Many years ago we visited an old malt house in Belgium which had been converted into a museum and art gallery. The original floors had been kept and were wire mesh similar to the ones in the photo above. I set out across the room unthinkingly, but part way across my legs became distinctly wobbly as I had the feeling that I was walking on thin air. I saw all that I wane to see but it required a considerable effort of mind over matter to do it.