Monday, March 10, 2008


I really do not know what has got into me lately (boats, girl, boats). I am not a one for idle banter; I cannot bear small talk and social chit-chat (OK, I'm very bad at it). When virtual people on CWF started talking about organising 'boaters' banters' - getting together for chat and beer (well, I've never had any objection to the latter, to be fair) it never occurred to me that one day I would be joining them. But that day came, thanks to Moley and his birthday banter the other week. I never would have gone if it had just been posted on the forum, but being personally invited, by someone I had once actually met, albeit extremely fleetingly, was different, and as I said before, it was brilliant.

So the upshot of all this is, we are going to another CWF banter at Easter, at Napton; an open access one this time, so it will be interesting to see who turns up. Will there be anyone there who annoys me intensely? We were umming and ah-ing a bit about going as it is quite a way from Bill Fen, but we are committed now, as we are going to meet Steve, he of the-other-three-cylinder-National blog. Steve is being braver than us and keeping his cast iron pistons, and we have said that if ours are in better shape than his he can have them - we'll do a swap and use his as doorstops instead. Liners and con rods too. So we'll be loading all that up and taking it with us as well as the piles of timber etc etc...

1 comment:

Steve said...

Me grub is booked :-)
I'll take the metal.
Someone else can have the wood?