An excerpt from Wind in the Willows

Nice? It's the ONLY thing, said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing, he went on dreamily: messing - about - in - boats; messing----'
From 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Village at War

Grand Union boats Moon and Southern
Cross
moored in the early morning sun
in Stoke Bruerne awaiting Village at War
Just a few days to go now before Stoke Bruerne hosts its annual Village at War event.  Some lovely historic craft are booked and will be moored close to the Museum Green.  The usual entertainers have been booked; there will be military vehicles, historic boats, and a wonderful atmosphere - there only thing we haven't been able to secure yet is a fine weather forecast but that's looking very hopeful.

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