Monthly Archive: January 2012


A Trundle down the Tardebigge

Saturday 28th January, 2012 It was a flawless, windless, blue sort of day, just right for a winter walk… The Captain and Boatwif had enjoyed a three night stay in Stratford-upon-Avon and now were making a first visit to the Bromsgrove home to which the Relief Captain and First Mate had recently relocated. Zipped into warm jackets, gaitered from ankles to knees, each walker was aided by a trusty walking pole. First were bought Saturday newspapers at the Aston Fields...


Cold Expectations (Part 2)

Friday 30th December 2011 – Sunday 1st January 2012 Happy New Year! At 1230 am on New Year’s Day the Captain’s phone rang. There, clear as in a next door room, was Cal Son. And from five thousand miles away came the excited voices of Cal Guys Senior and Junior and of Cal Gal. “Happy New Year Graampee! Happy New Year Graannee,” they chorused, loudly, and Cal Guy Junior added his own speech: “ In car. Car. Da-da’s- CAR!” His...

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