Ratty and Moley having their Picnic in ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (Illustration by Arthur Rackham)
Dear CCC Members
I am genuinely averse to cancellations of events but in view of this miserable unseasonal weather I really cannot see the point in ‘soldiering on’ tomorrow in the best English spirit and having a picnic.
It is not Royal Ascot or Henley after all. Even Mr. Toad does not like driving his classic in the rain.
May and September are my favourite months in Poland and usually wonderful – sunny, wildflowers in the meadows, trees in vibrant green with just a hint of coolness. Of course last week was the week of choice. Sods Law.
I am writing now to give those who booked a chance to arrange an alternative weekend’s entertainment.
It is cold, miserable and wet and the ground at the open air museum is soggy and muddy so the custodian tells me. No fun at all. Even if sunny tomorrow the area will remain sodden. Not for picnic rugs.
In view of this I will postpone the picnic until sometime in June to be arranged when hopefully the weather will be more predictable and drier.
In the meantime I am in the process of arranging another dinner at the Bristol Hotel in Warsaw with a speaker to entertain and inform us on some interesting aspect of classic cars and motoring in Poland and elsewhere.
Details to come
|The car is a pre-war Lagonda|