Lost in the post

Digressing from canals for a minute, I need to vent some steam after a seemingly endless dialog between me, two guys who bought something from me on Ebay, a guy I bought something from on Ebay and the DVLA. To cut a long story short I sold my old car to someone in Poland. I wanted to…

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2008

The first time I passed through Cropredy on the Oxford Canal was on a school canal society trip in 1974. Whilst I don’t remember much about the week, I retain one memory of the Brasenose Arms which I was told featured on the album cover of a certain band called Fairport Convention.  Being into prog rock at…

Ash gig at Coventry

The other day, walking up to Hawkesbury Junction along the main road at Longford I spotted a huge poster for an Ash concert in the Ricoh Arena – only a mile or so from where I stood.  Making a mental note I realised it was actually for Friday, and this was Wednesday – so I…