|Neil Mack as he probably looked in The Ship on Saturday night.|
Two things that intrigued me about Tatsfield today. First, it is twinned with Vern D'Anjou in France, and second, last night (Saturday 5th March) a chap called Neil Mack was playing live at The Ship. Let's start with Vern D'Anjou, not that there's much to say.
A church in the French town of Vern D'Anjou,
which is twinned with Tatsfield.
As for Neil Mack, well, thanks to Andy there is plenty to say about this guy. Andy emailed me to say that it was Neil Mack, not – as I'd originally written – Neil Tait (who's an accomplished artist). Anyway, Neil Mack, what a fiddler! Check out this piece of music – click here.
In fact, talking of Neil Mack, he's playing a gig with his band on 31 March in Great Bookham in Surrey. I'm assuming it's the same Neil Mack (there's a lot of Neil Macks on Google), but if you're interested in going it's £5 per ticket and the address is the Bookham Grange Hotel, Little Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT23 3HS
|The Bookham Grange Hotel.|
In fact, it gets better as Neil Mack has a test page for a forthcoming website – click here! And if that's not enough to be getting on with, here's a photograph of the man in action!
Spookily, there's another Neil Mack – or it could be the same one – who is into mountain biking. Check out his details by clicking here.
While we sat at the bus stop – drinking tea and munching our Jordan's cereal bar – we chatted about running a pub and decided it was too much like hard work, even if I did rather impress myself with my knowledge of 'the grey pound' and what I'd do to maintain consumer interest in the pub during the week – curry nights, real ale, darts matches and so on, but then I have spent the last three years working on a magazine for the licensed club trade. No wonder I'm an expert!
The cycle home, like yesterday, was very cold. Andy took The Ridge again and I used the B269, very exposed and very cold.