We’re in Swindon, wooooo hoooooo hoooooo ……. ready for our first Adopted Monkey “Conference”! Our journey was surprisingly speedy, despite our having to change twice at Oxford and Didcot Parkway. I passed the time by reading The Metro from cover to cover, Darrell played Candy Crush Saga on his phone and Nigel looked out of the window while partaking in a coffee and several Twixs.
The other “delegates” don’t arrive until tomorrow morning, so we had a little time to acclimatise ourselves to the Swindon “vibe” as Darrell calls it, in other words we had time to have a mooch round the shops!……… which wasn’t that busy as we descended …….
But, we didn’t go too overboard, the excitement of tomorrow occupying a lot of our thoughts, but I made the first considered purchase of a tube of Ketchup Pringles, which are our very most favourite Pringle of choice, but as they are VERY hard to find, they are a real treat. We all sighed when I held them aloft because the last place we found them was on our last but one Greek
Oddity Odyssey! Due to their rarity I am not sure whether to proffer them to Hank, Marvin, Sammy and Norman, should we have a midnight feast back at our hotel, I need to think about that one carefully!
And Darrell …… he stocked up on reading glasses, he was particularly chuffed with what he got, as Hugh had told him that red is about to become the a la mode, de rigeuer colour of the season ……. and as Nigel remarked, he ought to put an extra pair aside for the festive season, to accessorise with all our gay apparel. I did slap his wrist at that, because it’s far too early to even mention that word, despite what Nigel had said in the card shop the other week.