I don’t think I’ve made a secret of it, but Stanford Hall is my favourite VW show. It’s great value for money, the bulk of cars on show are predominantly air cooled and, over the last few years, the weather is usually rather decent. It’s nearly always something I go to on my own (not a complaint) so it was rather unusual to be joined by a whole bunch of other people this year!Continue reading “Stanford Hall 2019”
I’m kinda digging the new layout for the site. Still not quite got the hang of the whole blocks thing, but I’m sure we’ll get there. Not sure I share the same confidence with the new job. Well, I say new, but it’s been pretty much 7 months now. They must be reasonably happy with me I guess because I passed the 6 month probationary period last month. Anyway, that’s enough boring work nonsense. In much more interesting news last month saw Clarence and I return to the Lakes and I made a start on some remedial paintwork on the bug!Continue reading “Double Lake Action”
The passage of time seems to be a continual theme and that’s probably because there’s usually a gap of a few months between posts! It’s early March and my first trip away in Clarence this year is only 5 weeks away. We seem to be foregoing the usual March trip to the Peaks this year unfortunately, but at least it isn’t too long until I’m back up in the Lake District. We’re even booked in for a trip up there in August following the bank holiday – can’t remember the last time I had two weeks off booked this early in the year!Continue reading “Plans Afoot”
Not only did I think it was a good idea to change jobs (the jury is still out on that one) but because my landlord was putting the Concord Street Clarendon up for sale, I also found myself moving house a month or so ago. Whilst I remain to be convinced about the new job, I’m super pleased with the new place. I’ve had half an eye on moving out to the country for a while now and this place ticks pretty much all the boxes. Not only is it an easy enough commute by train, but it has a garage. And an outside tap……
After a very chatty start to 2018 I seem to have reverted to not writing for a while. It’s not as though there hasn’t been plenty going on since Oli picked up his new van at the end of May – there has! I sometimes find it more difficult to write when I’m struggling in general. Hopefully my upcoming change of employment will help on that front – after five years at Maples I’m moving on to another law firm. Whilst that is most definitely a positive thing, we all know how well I deal with big life changes! In a nutshell, that means we have got a few months of good stuff to catch up with.
The first VW show I went to with Mark and Sheila must have been somewhere around 2002 I think. Not only was it the coldest I’ve ever been to (camping at Donington in November is not to be recommended) but it also witnessed one of the worst hangovers I have ever experienced. Mark’s home made plum wine was without doubt a key contributor to that. It couldn’t have been a more different day, therefore, when we headed up to Harewood House for this year’s VW Festival. Not only was it an absolute scorcher, we hadn’t been drinking heavily the night before either!