OC­TO­BER MUS­INGS…

Cotswold Life - - CUMMINGS’ GOINGS -

BET­TER EARLY THAN LATE…

Last month I made an em­bar­rass­ing er­ror writ­ing a piece about my sil­ver wed­ding an­niver­sary. I thought it was this year but as our su­per sleuth edi­tor kindly pointed out it is in fact next year. I’m still deal­ing with daily stick from Cotswold Life read­ers for this. I hate be­ing late for any­thing. I’d rather be half an hour early for an ap­point­ment than get stressed bat­tling the traf­fic with the prospect of be­ing late. Back in 2013 I got email from the Min­ster­worth WI invit­ing me to do a talk in March. I put it in my diary and turned up half an hour early. There was no one any­where to be seen. I checked my email and re­alised they had booked me for March 2015. I’d turned up a year early.

YOU WANT ME TO GET YOU SOME WHAT??

In my con­stant bat­tle to keep on top of the rust on my camper van I was ad­vised by a me­chanic friend to buy some spe­cial spray. I texted my wife, as she was in town, to pick me up some aerosol wax oil. Pre­dic­tive text let me down and you can guess the rest.

DID YOU KNOW?

One of the first towns in Europe is thought to be un­der­neath Grey­stone Farm at Bour­ton. The farm was taken over by the Glouces­ter­shire Wildlife Trust and is be­ing de­vel­oped into an ed­u­ca­tional cen­tre. It was an im­por­tant set­tle­ment in the Iron Age .

MY MIS­SION FOR THIS MONTH…

Since we’ve been cel­e­brat­ing Cotswold Life’s 50th birth­day I’ve de­cided to take on a chal­lenge I’ve been mean­ing to achieve since I turned 50. I’m go­ing to take Michael Parkinson at his word and get one of those Parker pens “Just for en­quir­ing”.

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