This from Clive Parker
You still know how to surprise a bloke after 27(?) years!
The Wanker`s (john witchard) got it half right as usual, yes I`ve got a couple of terraces of Kalamata olive trees
in Greece but I love live Jazz, Blues, Folk, Irish and lots of other good music played in my local pubs, not
to mention a variety of Real Ales, to much to leave these shores for good. Besides, I can`t afford
the money or time to build out there, (takes at least 2 yrs), so it`ll be visits at picking & pruning
times as I want to manage the land and trees myself, after all lt`s what I`ve been doing most of
my working life.
Yes, Geoff & I are in contact from time to time, he`s not too well just now, prostate problem.
"Roy" & Vanessa do the usual Christmas card thing & he sometimes phones when he gets a special offer.
VDV749 rings a bell but nothing specific, I can`t even remember my car reg let alone a coach
from the 70s! I did recv the photo, thanks, and just checked out a Swaggy poster but the number
plate isn`t in focus. I was at Amberly Pit, near Chichester last year which is an open, working
steam museum and there was a vintage bus rally on. A chap was selling models of many
types of buses/coaches and he had photos of some our fleet. A mate is a volunteer there so I`ll
ask him if they`ll be coming again soon.
Friends keep telling me I should write a book of the Overland but a bunch of us need to get
together on it, and even then we`d all have different memories of routes, places and incidents
but it could be fun. I`m still in contact with a few of the Penn guys, one of which, Bob Twigg,
died last week, so you`d better get a move on Mate while there`s still some of us alive! Some of
my punters from the minibus trips & OL might also like to be included.
Anyway, I hope we can meet for a beer or 2 at least Derek, better still for a day or 2.
Do drop in!