Tuesday 3 April 2012

A week-end of mixed fortunes for your scribe....

Thank you to John for his witty 'away' message, and thanks for the concern and good wishes in my briefer than expected absence.

Saturday's Spring Fair of the Norfolk & Norwich Philatelic Society had, as the title suggests, its good points and bad points.

Good point 1 was that one of my friends had some 2nd class Machin from kiloware in which we found a copy of the 'scarce-but-increasingly-available' self-adhesive 2010 coil (the 'Sunday Times' stamp).  So now I have one for my collection.

Good point 2 was that the weather was good and dry and the walk down to the Trafford Arms for lunch was well worthwhile.

Good point 3 was that I found quite a few postcards to use for my maximum card collection.

The afternoon took a turn for the worse around 3.45 when one of the members asked if I would help push-start a visitor's car.  That took two attempts and when the car started I failed to stop, crashed to the ground and can recall very little else until I was at the hospital A&E department suffering from concussion, severe bruising on my writing hand, and liberally elastoplastered!

Fortunately a couple of days' rest seem to have speeded recovery, the bruising has gone down and so I am back online. 

Predictably there is a slight back-up on orders, which I shall attempt to despatch before the Easter break.  There is more news on GB stamps, but that will have to wait until tomorrow.


  1. Nice to see you back, congrats on the 3 good points, sorry to hear about the tumble.

    Even if you have to type one fingered, lets continue have your brilliant reports.

    Best wishes


  2. Ian! Rule No. 1: never ever push a car! People should have breakdown recovery insurance for that sort of thing.
    Mightily glad to read you're doing better now, though!

  3. Sorry to hear about your mishap and it's good to see you back. I love reading your blog. Take care.


  4. Ian Sorry to here about your recent tumble and hope you get better A.S.A.P.
    Your blogs are brilliant for keeping me up-to-date with all the news!!
    Keep up the good work!!

    Best Regards...... Mick


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