I've said it before, and I'll say it again ...

... as soon as I remember what it was I was going to say.



This week's contribution from Phil the Spill is his report on the 1990 Highland Fling rally.

You may have difficulty recognising people under all that straw. Alison Andrews had no problem recognising her ... er ... self on several of Phil's reports including the 1987 Brighthelmstone rally. Alison is still young enough to rally or not old enough to know better.

Hans Veenendaal's Rally Listing continues to grow apace. Eighty five rallies added this week. There are now a total of over 2300 events for this year. Germany heads the table with just under 700 treffen but the UK comes a creditable second with not quite 300 rallies.

Cycling April

Ten Embers turned out on a frosty morning to cycle on a mystery route to the Appleby Inn for lunch. Peter Wright took photos and Simon Over traced the route.

Getting lost has its compensations; we find interesting places we never knew existed - or maybe we just forgot about them.


Next Thursday, 18 April we will be meeting at Manton and may circumnavigate Rutland Water on our way to a brewery. Expect we'll end up with a large amount of foreshore to dispose of for sure.

Lord knows where we will head for on Thursday, 25 April as we set off from Coalville. There's always a chance we'll find somewhere new depending on how soon we get lost. Glad we have matron's phone number sewn in our underwear.

Foz Spot

An Infantry Major was about to start the morning briefing to his staff.

While waiting for the coffee machine to finish its brewing, the Major decided to pose a question to all assembled.

He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep.

He posed the question of just how much of sex was "work" and how much of it was "pleasure?"

A Captain chimed in with 75-25% in favour of work.

Lieutenant said it was 50-50%

A 2nd Lieutenant responded with 25-75% in favour of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the Major turned to the Private who was in charge of making the coffee.

What was his opinion?

Without any hesitation, the young Private responded, "Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure."

The Major was surprised and, as you might guess, asked why?

"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them."

Coming Soon

I hope you enjoy reading next week's additions as much as I do transcribing them.