SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PICNIC IN THE PARK......
In these days of confinement and social distance the idea of meeting up with Area 15 pals was becoming too great. Just nearby to me is a beautiful open space of parkland. It also contains a Palace - and outside loos!
Following a discussion with Mark to gauge the likely interest I spoke to my contacts at Blenheim Palace and floated the idea.
On the basis that we would be completely self sufficient regarding all picnic requirements, be completely socially distanced from each other and the public, and not involve Blenheim staff, they agreed willingly. Who wouldn’t welcome 12 Aston Martins parked on their lawn?
The weather had been beautiful for days leading up to the evening - blue skies, balmy evening temperatures and all portents were good. The day came and at 4.30 the skies were once again clear and the air sultry. One hour later threatening clouds had rolled in, breeze picked up noticeably and the temperature dropped - a storm was brewing.
Quickly the dozen cars arrived and we all set up to allow boots to be opened and chairs and picnics set up whilst maintaining suitable distances. The rain had other ideas.