The first was not achieved. I blame E-K. I spent the morning sandwiched in a train, stuck in a valley getting claustrophobic because of an incident. When I finally, 3 and a half hours after leaving home, reached Bath Spa ( a distance of 13 miles) I had had enough of trains and caught a bus home again. So, I was sorry I didn't get to meet up but I think it was Electro Kevin's evil plan.
The second, "random Brown Haters" was encountered by Elby when walking Pig.
As he commented on Guido:
Elby the Beserk said...
So I'm walking the dog this morning, and meet a runner I occasionally see on this our regular walk. Woods, river, beautiful Somerset.
Usually he runs past and we exchange hellos. This morning, he stops, and says to me
"Do you hate Gordon Brown?"
Like that. Out of the blue.
"Yes", sez I, "indeed, I loath the man and and wish him all manner of ill".
He laughs and says "It's not particular his politics. It's HIM".
Spot on mate. You, me, and much of the rest of the country. That's why all these opinion polls make me laugh - they completely miss the point.
Gordon. Just stop breathing, mate, and do us all a favour.
Word ver : "murbrie"
Scottish for not being able to extract your head from your arse.
E.G. "I'm in a right murbrie today"