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I Saw Three Ships

Anthony Boydell
United Kingdom
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There were four for games in Ross-on-Wye yesterday! Yay, the magic number with an extra little bit of sparkle; finally, a chance for Flamme Rouge (newly-arrived from the most excellent and generous Mr Mike Barnes: curator of the Who Dares Rolls podcast and a fine Leonidian beard) and a retro (long overdue) visit to Magnum Sal!

Alice is in Plymouth visiting Uni-pals (using our other car), Daisy and Benedict are with friends on a Christmas Retreat, Fred is at his favourite club in Gloucester (pick up duties required later); so this leaves me, Mrs B and young Arthur with some quiet, chip-scoffing time together. The mysterious judder in the Touran came back, annoyingly, as I rolled in to Ross but I soon spied Jobbers' silhouette (backlit by the streetlamps) in his idling BMW in the Prince of Wales' car park. There was the faintest suggestion of a Rush/Black Sabbath/Rod Stewart album playing from his stereo as I reversed in to a space...and then my phone rang:

Fred: I'm not feeling very well...can you come and get me now, please?

With no-one else able, or available, to help I had no option but go. I might be able to salvage it, however; there and back again within the hour? It was do-able, so I phoned Smudge and got weaving. The judder was gettng more pronounced (front passenger side) and a quick check of the tyres while dropping Fred off at home had me touch the hubcap accidentally: whoooooaaa, that's hot! I'm not going anywhere else tonight.

Cue a wobbly fade: last week, I had to emergency brake in a slip-lane due to the person in front just stopping in their tracks: I think I've fucked the brake calliper as a consequence so it's 'on' all the time and heating up the disc.

"Sweet are the uses of adversity", init? With the full evening ahead of us, Mrs B and myself finally got the chance to watch the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!":

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So, that was my Friday night.

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Ok, so I'm going to hide this next bit because any mention of that seasonal quotidian item seems to be the kiss of death for any interest in the blog post:

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I refer you to what I was moaning about yesterday, m'lud.

Finally, a song:

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