I’ve been asked by several people for a copy of the talk I gave at the Birding fair in Rutland last week, and I said that I would post it up here …. but even a précis goes on for ever, and on a blog that’s normally made up of snippets it’ll look wildly untidy, so please, if you’re waiting for it to appear, wait no longer as it ain’t going to happen! Just email me through this site and I’ll send it to you.
Thanks to everyone who came to hear me; some of you traveled immense distances and your efforts of support were much appreciated; next time you’re out here, the drinks, (wine of course), are on me!
A wicked crew! Funnily enough there were no accidents and nobody lost their temper, though at times there was a glut of Chiefs and not nearly enough Indians … Great to have so many old friends here – and their kids – all at the same time, the best birthday present ever!
Only Des would think of donning body armour to load a genny into a van!
While everyone was over we finally sold the old genny – it’s gone for its future life to Guinea Bissau – but the question was – how on earth were we to lift it into the van? The above is the answer; props, wedges, blocks and jacks, bit by bit and watch your toes!
Four of my favourite ladies.
I know I haven’t written anything here for ages – and yes, I DO feel guilty – but there’ve been extenuating circumstances and these people have a lot to do with it!
I was 50 earlier on this year, February to be exact, but I wanted to throw a party where Archie, Araby and Alexandra could be here so decided to keep it over till July. The above were most of the participants and we had a right hoolie – but of course blog writing went by the board during those two weeks and then D & I had a dose of this Swine flu so that laid us out for a week or so. Anyway, back on our feet again and scribbling ….