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Showing posts from May, 2016

Clacton and Manics

The weekend in Clacton went pretty well, the caravan is still in reasonable shape and there's nothing we need to worry about before the Isle of Wight. It stayed dry all weekend so putting the awning up and packing it away was straightforward - nice to not have to worry about it being dry! I still don't especially like towing it but there were no major dramas. The most disappointing thing was the breakfast in the Toby Carvery on the Sunday morning - I'd been looking forward to it but there wasn't a great deal of fresh food available and we had to wait 15 minutes for clean cups for hot drinks.

Last Tuesday we went to see the Manics at the Royal Albert Hall. They played the full Everything Must Go album as well as a second set of assorted songs.

The support band were Editors.

I struggle to think of a support band I've ever enjoyed - I can remember the really bad ones (Goldie and My Vitriol were particularly bad) but there's never been one that I really enjoyed. Ed…


I've finally got a date for my hernia operation at the start of June. I should be back home the same day and will hopefully be fully recovered in about six weeks. The recent sun has brought out cyclists everywhere which is making me pretty jealous! We're taking the caravan to Clacton this weekend, mainly to make sure that the caravan is ready for the Isle of Wight in August (I won't be able to drive for a few weeks after my operation) but also because we could really use a break! It's pretty cheap for the weekend, I guess because it's off peak, but hopefully the good weather will stay around.