a reply to: CarlGrove
Thanks for the response Carl, I'll try to answer the questions as best as I can. Firstly, the town is Ayr, on the west coast of Scotland, the town
has been established for over 800 years and has a fair bit of history attached to it (William Wallace, Rabbie Burns etc and there are some very old
buildings, such as the Tam O Shanter Inn
as well as modern additions such as
The Kyle Centre
which are quite literally on opposite sides of the High Street. My anomaly took place on
the Kyle centre side of the road, with the shop in question being a few yards further down from the Kyle Centre.
Here is the
Google Street View
showing the alleyway that I emerged from (where the
white transit van is) and a view along the High Street. You can just about see the blue signage for Card Land, further up the road on the right hand
side. I had initially walked along the left hand side of the road to the WH Smith shop, which has a post office and as such, when I came out of
there, I would have been almost opposite where Card Land is situated. The other shops are a Thornton's, and Mountain warehouse
Weirdly enough, nothing seemed to be in its place, and it would have looked something like this (Thanks to my wonderful daughter and her photoshop
I'm still not sure exactly when this happened, though, I think that perhaps it was not a card for my niece, but a congratulations card for my
daughter for completing the first year of her graphic design course and therefore would have been late May, early June 2013
I didn't notice anything else particularly strange, just that Card land was not there. I was not paying much attention to what else was going on
around me, as I was so puzzled by the missing shop. If I was not such a regular user of the High Street, I probably wouldn't have given it a second
thought and would just have assumed that the shop had changed or whatever, but as I was so used to seeing it, its disappearance was really strange and
of course when I went back to the High Street a couple of days later, there it was, back where it had always been!
The event has stayed in my mind ever since and although I have always chalked it down to "one of those things" reading your e-book and this thread
made me decide to revisit the event and write it down, so I hope it's useful.