Hi. Welcome to the second instalment of the Jogle Blogle.
As you’ll probably remember this is the blog of my brother, Steve Robertson and will be chronicling his walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
Yes, yes – and the three peaks too. Give me a chance, I was coming to that.
Anyway, with only fifty days to go before he sets out I thought that I’d better…
You slept through the last Blogle?
Well I’m not going back through all that again, you’ll have to read it later and catch up! Now sit up straight and pay attention.
As I was saying there are only fifty all too short days to go, so I thought that I’d better let you know how you can spot the poor chap trudging mournfully through the Scottish countryside in his sou’wester, anorak and wellies, with rain dripping from the end of his nose. It’s very easy, he’ll…
How do I know it with rain? Well of course it will. I went there once on my holibobs and it never let off peeing down for a fortnight. Came down in galvanised bloody buckets!
Where were we? Oh yes. So for the sake of identification and so that you don’t embarrassingly get him mixed up with some old tramp, somewhere about his rucksack will be – the Black Country flag. Here it is for those of you who haven’t seen it.
‘The Black what?’ did you say?
Hang on, I was just coming to that too – you really ought to have more patience.
The Black Country is a region in the heart of England and the reason why you’re all driving around in your German and Japanese cars today. This is where the Industrial Revolution began and the furnaces burned 24/7 which is why we’re proud to have our own flag and why it is predominantly red and black with some white bits – black by day and red by night – black soot, red glow. The white centre depicts a glass cone furnace and the chain represents the chain making industry (we made the anchor and chains for Titanic, which I have to point out is the only part of the ship that actually worked as it’s now at the bottom of the ocean!)
I know, I know – how wonderfully educational the Blogle is!
So if you see that flag prominently displayed on some bag or other there’s a good chance it’ll be attached to Steve. Pop out and give him a cuppa soup, he’ll probably be freezing – yes I know he’s starting out in May, but until he gets to the right side of Hadrians Wall all bets are off weather wise.
Oi! You at the back. Was that you snoring?
Honestly, sometimes I wonder why I bother.
Oh and just a reminder, his just giving page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-robertsonjogleor the shorter Bitly link http://bit.ly/2Tzmjwi
Due to technical problems which I’m far too old to understand these posts will now appear here on http://www.mistybooks.wordpress.com and also on Facebook at or on Twitter @Misty_Books So please like and follow any of those pages so that you don’t miss any of the action. We’re scheduling updates on progress at 40, 30, 20 and 10 days prior to the great event and then daily once he’s set off, provided this scribbler can stay awake long enough.
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