26 August 2008

Best laid plans

Do you remember the Jennings books by Anthony Buckeridge? They charted the adventures of Jennings and his mate Derbishire at their prep school – and to borrow from the Linbury Court vernacular, they were wizard, not ozard. Jennings had a wide repertoire of memorable expressions, one of my favourite being ‘addle-pated clodpoll’. And it was obviously an APC who drew up this year’s stoppage list and decided to put restrictions on the Llangollen both sides of Christmas. Bang goes our supersonic wheeze to miss all the crowds and tootle out and back come December; we can’t even make use of the festive window as we have other plans this year. Another almighty bish. Why do these frantic hoo-hahs always happen to us?

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