Wednesday 15 February 2012

Barnaby has an early spring break

The daffodils and snowdrops have been in flower this week and from my office window I can see the first of the blue muscari grape hyacinth just starting to show, as well as a scattering of primrose flowers. In a week or two the bank will be a solid mass of blue and pale yellow flowers, a sign that Spring is beginning to uh, well, spring.
Unfortunately, Barnaby had an early spring break of a different kind this week.  He was just about to drive away from home when there was a loud bang and the front nearside of his estate car dropped about three inches.  It appears that the helical coil spring on the front nearside suspension had simply snapped in two.  The good news is that it didn't happen at 70mph on the motorway.  The bad news is that the car can't even be driven to the garage for repair, so an engineer will have to come here at the weekend to fix it.
At the moment Barnaby can't even bring himself to write a comic verse about it.  Pleasingly, though, downloads of Barnaby's books from the Smashwords website passed 500 copies yesterday.  Enjoy!

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