I had the pleasure of taking the ‘Great White Whale’ to the East of England Showground at Peterborough for the BMF show at the weekend. I was joined by John on Saturday and then by Andrew D on the Sunday. Sadly the weather was not as good as it has been of late but at least the threatened rain did not show. It was good to be back at Peterborough having attended the Tail End show at Lincoln last year – which sadly was not as good as it could or should have been. There was a fairly good turn out on Saturday with even better numbers on Sunday with a lively atmosphere on both days. We were showing the Moto GP racing again on the TV at the van and we had a really good turnout of fans to enjoy all three races. Great action once again and lots of banter to be had.

It was really good catching up with all of those people who took the time to come and find us and to talk about their biking worlds. It was also excellent to have the opportunity to catch up with client’s, both old and new, who came by for a chat and a brew. I will keep working on my tea/coffee techniques for all those who had to endure my efforts. Thanks to all who came by for a char though.

There was a bit of a technical issue with the van as it seems the leisure battery may have packed in. This left me without power/heating/lighting unless the generator was running – which is clearly not on at night. I must have resembled something like Golum out of ‘Lord of the Rings’ stumbling around in the van on Saturday night using only my mobile phone screen for illumination – I guess you had to be there.

Once again a big thanks to all at the TL Zone for your wonderful hospitality. Sorry I only stayed round for a short time – I think I may be getting old – either that or it was too cold for ‘Jenga’.

All in all it was a pretty good show and weekend with lots to see and do. I hope all who attended had a good time and managed to snap up a bargain or two.

That’s all from me for now. Safe riding to you all and remember keep it shiny side up.

We are sorry to announce that as of 22 June 2012 Paul Henry has retired from the partnership due to ill health. We wish him a speedy recovery and all the best in the future.

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