Brooklands Grange Hotel
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... and Rick, as my spouse, was invited to come to the Poetry Declamation competition one wintery evening.
While sipping a nice red in the headmaster's study afterwards and milling about with the parents and other spouses (all wives as it was a boys' school and I was one of the few women teachers), I noticed Rick chatting to Prince Michael of Kent.
I asked him later what they'd been talking about, assuming he knew who he'd actually been talking to. Wrong.
2 days to go!
Paul reckons he is all packed. Ian and myself have got our stuff ready to be packed.
Early start on Tuesday morning will see us meeting for a cooked breakfast at a Bistro in Chadsmoor (Cafe really), so we will be looking for somewhere we can see the bikes!
The weather these last few days has been very sunny and warm. Let's just hope it continues on into next week and ...
... to hold the girls’ hands, everyone had a pretty good time.
It was a lot better than a blackboard full of long money divisions anyway.
Sidebar: Kids don’t know how easy they have it nowadays, what with decimal currency, metric measurements and calculators! WE had to divide and multiply in pounds, shillings, pence and halfpennies, all with different bases. I pity the poor teachers too who had to explain how to work those rows ...
... wet. It’s still a decent walk from the entrance to the festival arena but it was still teeming down when I went through security so I headed straight to the nearest shelter, the main tent where an evening featuring local rock bands was underway. I’m guessing that the weather had done the performers some favours and increased the size of their audience somewhat. The band I watched was actually pretty good and according to MC Johnny Doom (that might not ...
... over 600 people died in that one night! Most of the town was bought down to rubble, the Cathedral's sanctuary (walls) and tower was all that remained standing. In the burning ruins the next day, two charred roof beams fell in the shape of a cross, they were lashed together. An Alter was built from the rubble and the cross erected, the words 'Father Forgive' were carved in 1948. The new Cathedral was opened just over 50 years ago, and is just ...