Laser 1

I’ve been spending a lot of time working on ESCAPE ROOMS so decided if it could be brought online in these difficult times. I’ve made the tasks into a group of posts with the clue to one post being the password to the next.

To complete the ESCAPE ROOM you need to have the correct answers to the following:

  1. In which town/city/village/ scenic place am I being held?
  2. What is the exact place within the above? 
  3. Who has captured me?
  4. What is the contact details of the person who is holding me?

So here goes……….

File- Titled “The Case of the LASER”

On the table is a large handbag, it appears to have a lot of combination locks on the bag. There is a file and a locked folder.

In the Unlocked Part of the Bag

In the bag is a lanyard (see below) with an ID work badge, a mirror and a James Herbert Book- The Fog.

A compact mirror is in the bag
This is in the bag, the only part not locked up.

There is a bookmark in the book that says “the first clue is in the title of the book”.

To solve the first clue write the 3 word phrase (all lower case) for what I need to do to unlock the rest of the clues. This three word phrase is the password to the next post LASER 2. NB, All passwords are lower case or numbers unless stated.


Need a Hint? Click on the number of the post you are on to give you a hint, or a great big mallet to get you on to the next post.

LASER 1What can you fog that is in the bag?

LASER 2I can’t make it any clearer! Just type in the number to get the password



LASER 5Check out 16.6 in the National 5 Compendium,

LASER 63.0 × 108 ms-1, Energy decreases, 1.44 × 1011m, 2m, 0.36 ms-1

LASER 7 v=f λ, where v =3.0 × 108 ms-1 f = 395× 10-9 m, Remember your answer is in GHz, so you just need a 3 digit number no decimals

LASER 82015 m, Z=ENERGY,Y =LONGITUDINAL, X= PERIOD, (6/0.24)×2+1


LASER 10 λ=d/N, λ=20/4 , A=4/2, ☒=x

LASER 11 snowflake = T, Hand=I, Sun = R, so find what T.I.R. means with relation to optics.

LASER 120 not correct for X-rays, 1=in wrong boxes, 2=retina not a detector for IR, 3= radio not a source but a detector of radio, 4=CORRECT, 5= not correct for gamma, 6=CORRECT, 7=CORRECT, 8=Sun lamp not a detector of UV but a source, 9=CORRECT, now that’s enough of a clue, you can put those in the correct order or use trial and error, there aren’t that many combinations!

LASER 13 Can you really not find it? Look on page 17.

LASER 14 These are the contacts whose name begins with a part of the EM Spectrum.
0141 9496 0829 Georgina
+44 131 9496 0058 Mr Gilmour Shankey
+44 1632 960108 Iain Rennie
029 9496 0929 Moorings
028 9018 0155 Muddle MP
0141 9496 0600 Rebekah & Thomas (Radio and TV)
01224-822566 the eX! (poetic licence)
0131 9496 0243 Una Vine
0116 9496 0396 Vanora

LASER 15Well the UV torch wont work if the switch isn’t closed!

LASER 16Question 4 answers a and b had 2 waves, but c and d there are 2.5 waves in the distance. (a) λ=6m, A=1m.(b) λ=10 m, A=3 m .(c) λ=2 m, A=0.75 m .(d) λ=12 m, A=2.8 m

LASER 17 Its a building full of sick people! I hope I don’t end up here when I eventually get covid-19

LASER 18Come off it, I’ve given you 17 clues, if you need a clue for this last one you don’t deserve to get into this last post. Check out LASER 14 hint, and just try them all! Start with a capital letter!

Life in Lockdown- day 2

I thought I might try to keep a written diary of these weird times in a tiny Town in SW Scotland. I’m starting with day 2 as I didnt get out on day 1.

Firstly let’s look at the positive, spring is here, the cherry blossom is out on the trees and it made me think that when this is over new life will spring from the old.

Tip of the Day

I’ve just sorted out a whole bunch of pens that don’t work. I put them in the bin and wish I hadn’t. Instead clean it off, pop it in your pocket and use it as an extended finger, like an aye aye. It’s great for putting in your pin for card payments. When you’ve finished put it in the bin.

Town at 9am the town was dead. I walked in the middle of the road to take photos and only 1 van travelled through town as I walked through. The Co-op fruit and veg aisles were back to normal but there were no loo rolls, pasta, or tins of soup, tomatoes etc bean, Ive noticed no shop runs out of sweetcorn.

The greengrocer has set up a table outside the shop and a gloved and masked assistant was serving a couple of older customers who kept their distance. Most shops were closed and bars and pubs had notices on their doors.


Microsoft teams isn’t coping with the traffic so uploading files is a lottery. It’s great to be able to have a main meal at lunch and Kiwi keeps us all entertained. I finally felt like I was making progress setting work between 6pm and 10:30 pm.