Episode 104

What we got up to over the summer

2023, Episode 104   |   33 min

Including, Floyd has landed, Le Mans Classic, Festival of Speed, camping in Swanage, building a pergola, redundancy, classic car shows, Weyfest, Christmas dinner in August and a wine trip to Norfolk

We’ve had quite a summer and have a new addition to the family. No, Lippy’s not pregnant, we have an eight week old Australian Labradoodle called Floyd.

Grumpy had an almost incident free trip to Le Mans Classic in July, which turned out to be even better than he expected. In a motorsport filled month Grumpy went to the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, which included a private tour of group B rally cars.

The annual Swanage trip had mixed weather and resulted in Lippy’s brand new tent blowing down in a storm. Fortunately, Lippy and Dick Boy had bailed before the storm struck leaving Grumpy to put the tent away when the weather improved. The collapse may have been down to some poor pegging!

Lippy and Duck Boy build a pergola for their back garden from base materials, no kit was involved. A couple of incidents, however, the structure is square and secure. More DIY is anticipated.

Grumpy’s been made redundant after 14 years at the same company. He’s pretty happy!

Whilst the pergola project was on the go, Grumpy was commentating at the Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show. What a day! Enjoyed by all and raised a stack of cash for the Cranleigh Lions.

We had a family trip to Weyfest near Farnham, mostly to see Scouting for Girls, the best festival band in the world! We saw many other bands, some previously unknown.

The summer was rounded off with Christmas dinner (actually a BBQ) with some very old friends all of our children, their partners and children’s children and a trip to Chet Valley Vineyards in Norfolk.

We’re back next week with some a more usual mix of odd stories facts and a new section from Lippy.

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