Apologies to Old Holborn


As any person of consequence and tone is well aware, blogger Old Holborn is standing for Parliament in Cambridge in the coming General Election.

He announced via his blog that he was going to be canvassing in Cambridge today: "Feel free to ask me awkward questions".

CF lives in the area, and the intentions were good: go to the town marketplace and become a part of the political process. Ask questions. Share views. Take part.

But the meadow by the river in Granchester, just at the edge of town, was so peaceful, and the sun was so very warm, and the beer in the cool box was so very, very cold that .. somehow .. the day seems to have slipped away.

And after all, politics are important, but they're not that important...

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10 comments:

Old Holborn said...

I'll be there next week too

Pam Nash said...

Nice to see you can make a sensible decision once in a while - although the choice between the scene you describe, and schlepping around after a pol, doesn't seem a difficult one to have made.

J Demetriou said...

Yeah, and he'll be back by the river too by the sounds of it!

Let's hope the sun ain't shining on May 6 eh mate.

Clegg called me a nutter said...

Hopefully things will still be peaceful after May 6th and Labour don't scrape in with a coalition of the willing. Couldn't bear to see Gorgon sitting smiling in the Cabinet office with his chums Nutter Clegg, the Millipedes, Badger, Harperson etc.

Dominic Allkins said...

CF - posted some pictures from this morning on my blog. Shame you didn't make it but sounds like you had a perfectly acceptable reason ;-)

Quiet_Man said...

Beer or politics.

Wasn't a hard decision by any means, I'd have done the same.

Anonymous said...

IF WE WAKE UP ON MAY 7TH AND THE CRAZED FUHRER IS STILL GRINNING FROM HIS BUNKER I CAN SEE INDUSTRIAL QUANTITYS OF BEER BEEN CONSUMED-NOT IN CELEBRATION BUT TO NUMB THE PAIN.

Bryan said...

That's the very spot I fell off a punt in 1963 and nearly drowned as well as completely ruining a full pack of fags!

Anna Raccoon said...

The times you've stood me up CF!

Tom Paine said...

Are you going to rename your blog to "Occasionally Furious" then?