It was rather hot this afternoon and, having a disinclination for physical exertion (boasting again) I lounged at the patio table reading Tony Robinson’s autobiography. I always had zero discrimination.
Then the ‘phone rang. Les (Blackdog) and his mate Gary (Tinopener) were at the joint Metal Detectives and LP dig in Oxfordshire and wondered if they could pop in on the way back home and say hello. Of course they could! I guess it was too hot and the ground was rather hard for detecting. A cup of tea at John’s gaff sounded like a good proposition.
Mrs John finished Hoovering (with a Dyson), fluffed up the cushions on the patio chairs, found a couple of Tunnocks wafers … and we awaited the arrival of our special guests.
And what a great time we had with two fine fellows. Once our communal aches and pains were put to bed we were able to talk detecting, admire a find of Mrs John’s and take pictures. The snap shows Gary, Les and me:
On behalf of Gary and myself, we would like to say a huge thank you to yourself and Lynda for your very kind hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed finally meeting up with you both .
We had a super time with some great conversations and lots of laughs. We decided that we would love to call in and see you both as we were traveling through Aylesbury at 0700 yesterday morning on our way to the dig.
I mentioned to Gary that you live in Aylesbury and Gary said, “Yes, he lives not far from Stoke Mandeville Hospital.” We decided that we would give you a call later in the day to see if you would be home, the rest is now history.
Thank you both once again John, it was AWESOME mate.
Gary and Les.