Sunday 6 March 2011

Mr. Willock meets the in-laws Up Towy

A rare lie-in this morning, the van idle, sky the colour of slate, the kettle on and a couple more chapters of Colin Willock's 1966 autobiography 'Landscape with Solitary Figure',

'I was very nearly late for my own delayed action wedding celebration because I had found a very nice shoal of perch in the local canal.  The thought that tomorrow I could escape to the Towy got me through six hours of concentrated ceremonial.  Next morning, leaving my wife and mother-in-law to the social mopping up operations known in those parts as 'popping in', I put my spinning gear into the boot of the Alvis and pointed her at the Black Mountain.'