Posted: 27/10/2016 at 18:45
Stamps...and trains, RFJ: was brought up with both! Dad worked for the post office, as did his dad, as did his dad...going back to near the end of the 19th century. I always like to think I have my great grandfather's genes: his rural Warwickshire round totalled 25 miles a day given that there were four deliveries and collections a day. All walked. He never worked Sundays as he was a lay preacher, even though there were collections and deliveries on a Sunday.
Dad's main interest in his later life was the TPO: the travelling post office...favourite poem being The Night Mail, of course! This combined his hobbies of steam trains and stamps. The Great Central Railway has a museum in railway coaches in his name! Somewhere I have my 1960s Ian Allan trainspotting books!
OH: are you going straight to the Snowdonia area when you get off the plane? HM at any stage?
LMH/OH: compeed is a saviour! I have always burst blisters, but compeed has made a massive difference in recent years.
And where is Blisters, by the way? And Pammie, amongst others. The race I'm going to used to be one of her favourites.