RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight annual dinner, as part of the 70th anniversary of the commencement of the battle. I was cautioned not to mention that until after the event, and the location, which of course I complied. I mentioned that Lincolnshire is peppered with old airfields, but on this visit, even I was surprised at the number and how even now, the RAF regularly take to the skies over the county.
Woody's Top, a simple and remote YHA hostel. In my day you had to collect a water bowser from the bottom of the hill and haul it up, and then cut your wood for the pot-boiler. There was a tin porta-potti in a shed. Today's hostelers are spoilt with running water and central heating. Pah!
We stayed at a delightful B&B which I can recommend if you are a visitor to Lincoln and the Wolds. Chaplin House is a lot more to my taste than the Petwood Hotel, which has the air of an institution for people with lots of money and no discernment or imagination. I prefer self-catering, because that way, you don't have to be nice to strangers at breakfast, but if you want Bed and Breakfast, Chaplin House cannot be faulted.
I went to see a member of the Mustela family, who happens to run a pub in Fosdyke, called the Ship Inn. Of course, since a Weasel is in charge, it is well run, friendly, and the food is excellent.
Ranting will re-commence tomorrow.