I think we just sent so many people to the colonies that a certain % had to survive. Though in Malawi, the colonial outpost I am most familiar with, lots of Scottish missionaries died until one of them found a nice hilltop for a mission. No-one understood malaria, they just found that they survived on top of the hill.
I seem to have infected St Croix with some Scottish weather. It was 25C for my run today (rather than 30C) with lots of drizzle and the odd downpour. Plus unseasonable wind.
TP, I would recommend malaria for a fad diet. I've been about 12st since puberty (maybe 11st 10 if I really train hard). Bout of malaria had me at 10st 6. Then followed your lead by eating the house once I finally recovered!
Great Glen Ultra tricialitt?
Loving being back on a small island for running, albeit one a little warmer than Hoy. Only problem is it gets dark quick round here, good thing my night vision is OK (and St Croix is devoid of scary things that come out at night).