It's going to be an exciting time at Cropredy, and not only because of going to the Festival for the first time after wanting to for years - no, make that decades. I heard yesterday that Mike is planning to go, and hoping to bring Zulu Warrior, which would be great.
And yesterday evening I learnt that the friends of one of my colleagues, Megan the redoubtable Deputy College Secretary, have just taken over the Brasenose Arms in the village, and she'll be there as well, helping them to get things sorted out.
I asked Graham of Alnwick what the pub was like, and apparently it's less posh than the Red Lion, and traditionally used by the residential boaters there. Sounds fine to me.
Now all we have to do is get there. I told Graham that we're aiming to arrive on the 6th - a week out of Ramsey. With long days and no hitches we should be tied up to Alnwick just about in time for the fun and frolics.