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I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
I enjoy most forms of communication and postcards are a special favourite. I used to blog as Scriptor Senex which is Latin for Old Writer but now Google only lets me post as John Edwards.
“He’s not so old. He’s just the age that he is, that’s all.” (Gerald Hammond)
When we were little GB had mainly Dinky cars and I had mainly Matchbox Series. Appropriate really – Dinky being bigger and older than Matchbox...
I used to play ‘The Archers’ with them. Each character in The Archers had a car that I thought suited their personality.
I can recall the following:- John Tregoran had a triumph sports car (the TR4?)
Jack Woolley had a bluey silver Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
Someone else who was basically an offcomer (can’t recall his name) had a Citreon but I’m sure mine wasn’t yellow. I'm sure it was white or cream.
Carol whatever her name was – the girl that all the menfolk were chasing – had an older Triumph MGTD sports car. I think this indicated that I thought she was better matched with John Tregoran than with Jack Woolley who didn't really 'belong'.
Sometimes I’d let her have a big pink Ford Zodiac convertible but I wasn’t really very fond of that.
Tom Forrest, the gamekeeper, had a Landrover.
Dan Archer had a Morris Minor – unless I needed Walter Gabriel, in which case he had it.
Nelson Gabriel had a flashy Vauxhall Cresta.
Phil Archer had a Wolseley and Jack had a Ford Anglia.
My other cars were scattered around the village (made of Airfix houses which I had bought as kits and put together). The only building I can recall properly is the pub of which I was quite proud because it had been hard to do.
(Photos of most of the cars are by kind permission of Marco. ) (A timeline for The Archers can be found at timeline.)