To blog, or not to blog, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them.
I was unsure whether to blog or not today as I’m quite busy, but having reviewed the situation I’m minded to have a go although I am somewhat distracted by listening to Harry and Edna on the wireless playing some splendid forties music and discussing a forthcoming forties event.
Here’s the clever twist now that I am trying to make this blog relevant to the country aspect of the title, quite a lot of these events are held on farmland which gives the chaps who dress up as soldiers the opportunity to play pretend war. Now the wife and I have forties outfits and can cut quite a dash when the occasion demands, but the difference between us and the soldier types is we don’t bring a wartime bell tent, full military uniform, machine gun and our own tank with us.
I don’t know how hard it would be to recommission all these arms, but should there be another war and there be a necessity to form the Home Guard again, if one could gather all the re-enactors and their equipment they could make a dam good fist of storming the D day beaches, let alone forming Dad’s army.
Back to the country aspect again, we are taking the 1947 Bentley to Stonor Park at the weekend for the Bentley Drivers Club Concours event, where we shall be in the presence of over three hundred Bentley motor cars, some of which are the most expensive and most desirable cars in the world.
Stonor Park is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today and has been home to the Stonor family for 850 years and from the looks of the place is a fairly desirable property, to say the least. One of the clues here is the fact that the garden is described as parkland and is home to their herd of fallow deer who have supplied venison to countless kings and queens.
Our more humble garden at home due to its proximity to the woods and farmland has an ample supply of rabbits which we could supply to royalty, where it not for two things, no king or Queen has asked and even if they did I would be extremely reluctant to see any of our wonderful bunny rabbits shot as I see them more as decorative than as meat.
I must say I’m very much looking forward to our visit to Stonor Park at the weekend, you can’t beat a combination of old money, history, and superb classic motor cars, that’s real class.