Busy busy this weekend. Off to Countrywide with neighbour Panther first thing for a few clays. A whole pallet board should see him and his clay club cronies through to Christmas. Longer if I’m invited as the chance of re-use goes up…quite a bit.
Then a search for a tow bar for the Disco. Easy peasy you might think, down our way. Oh, so not so… Caravan accessory shops – don’t sell them. Mobile home accessory shops – not there either. Countrywide? Nope, not a hitch in sight. So off to good old LandRover… wallet warmed, ready to be abused (although why I take such precautions is beyond me as they have yet to have anything I need actually in stock).
Needn’t have worried. It was 10 past 1 and they’d knocked off for the day. At least I was able to pick up a brochure and see exactly what I needed… a slider plate, pin and tow ball. Armed with the jargon I thought a bit of googling during the week would sort me out.
Ash and I then headed over to the Wroughton Classic. Billed as a car show plus, it is held annually at the home of the Science Museum collections, at Wroughton. This weekend was the vintage and classic car show and I thought it would be nice to have a browse and snap a few piccies.
Unfortunately no one had organised the vintage and classic cars for Saturday… they were due only on Sunday… pretty basic oversight I’d say…. No matter, we had a tour of Hangar D4, which contains a variety of exhibits either too big, or not sufficiently important to display in London.
From Penny Farthings, to serious Suzuki’s, light aircraft and even a Lockheed Constellation, it was an impressive collection. And a few cars too – notably a Citroen DS, Lotus Excel, Lagonda, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and more – so we had an enjoyable couple of hours.
Next morning, kids and I headed off to the shoot for some final pre poult prep. My doubting fellow guns did not believe the patented high tech in pen plumbing would work but, after a bit of help from Mr FM, water flowed. Queue raspberry sound effect.
Smug and happy we set off to see the new house with yours truly unintentionally taking the scenic route and consequently being 30 minutes late. Much time was spent measuring and photographing and mentally arranging furniture and, just before we were to leave, I mentioned my towbar dilemma to the vendor who is exceptionally well versed in all things LandRover. Two minutes later I had slider plate, pins, towbar and hitch fitted, from his extensive on site supply.
So, many thanks, a result all round and a good end to a good weekend.