Archive for December 2012

The annual grouch

Dec 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Personal Columns

Contrary to personal inclination, there is a demand that I should go out of the house this evening.  New Year’s Eve seems odd.  Thirty-two years ago tonight, I took it in deadly earnest.

It took four hours from mid-Somerset to the tube station at Acton in west London. Four lifts were needed and it took longer than it might have done, partly because two girls in a Mini didn’t know the name of the place they were going and turned off the road at a bad spot for hitching. A …