Among the usual CDs and bills that I pick up in the mail whenever I return to Oxford was a strange package claiming that I’d bought the rights to one acre of land in the Loch Borralan Estate. Within the package was a certificate declaring me ‘Lord Hon of Loch Borralan’, a map of my vast new one-acre estate, various bits of information and photos from my estate.
Now, I confess that on occasion I buy some less-than-useful stuff off the internet and eBay, but I definitely don’t remember purchasing this particular thing. It didn’t seem to be a scam considering they weren’t asking for any money, and a cursory Google search revealed the offending product and it all started to click into place… I’m pretty sure that this is a late birthday present from one of my friends. It definitely succeeds on being totally unexpected.