The kindness of customers

The kindness of customers

After whining last week about the poor health of my van, I was overwhelmed by an offer of assistance from a customer whilst on my delivery round last Friday. I had just deposited the veg box in the normal place in the outhouse of a particular customer, when I was...
The Arkansas Chuggabug

The Arkansas Chuggabug

It’s getting desperate; the old van is what I’m talking about. I’m in that awkward position where I have had to spend a lot of money on it in the past few months, just to keep it on the road, but it’s really not worth continuing to throw good...
Inappropriate (pre-Christmas) behaviour

Inappropriate (pre-Christmas) behaviour

Can you Adam and Eve it? It’s the final few days of November already, the Bury Christmas Market has been and gone, as has Black Friday and Thanksgiving, so we are now freewheeling towards the serious build-up to Christmas. At some point I am going to have to...
Paradise lost

Paradise lost

Paradise, was there ever a place with a less appropriate name? It has been difficult to follow the tragic events that have unfolded there in the past week and a half; the terror of one’s hometown being engulfed by a firestorm, consuming everything in its path,...
Wally with the brolly

Wally with the brolly

So you travel all the way from the USA to France to participate in events to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the armistice, only to pull out of a visit to a US military cemetery, sending other officials instead…..because it was raining! Well he would...

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