2012 marks 40 years of ‘solid oak’ friendship so it’s our Ruby Jubilee year – ‘Ruby-Juby’!
We were so young! So innocent! So un-pudgy!
John and Mick met at Teacher Training College in Chelsea and Lynn ( the baby of the foursome at just 17!) and I were the ‘Groupies’! At college John was nick-named ‘Woody’ on account of his specialism being in woodwork and Mick was nick-named ‘Divi’ – I’ll leave you to work that one out for yourself!
Every year, when we are cruising around they come to find us and we spend time together.
This year – tomorrow in fact – they are coming to Newark and we plan to cel-e-brate!
Newark is a really nice town with lots of bars, restaurants, shops and interesting historical ‘stuff’ so we are all looking forward to the next few days.
To make things easier we have organised to go into a marina. We also need to find a vet for the dogs to have their annual boosters and ……John has already been on his ‘Magical Mystery’ bus tour from Newark to Retford and has collected his new specs. According to him he was still the youngest passenger!