When Dylan Came Knocking

Stevie Turner

“Let’s go over to the Isle of Wight after Christmas.”

These words were said by Sam a few months ago when we knew it would be us  hosting Christmas dinner for 10.  I thought it would be a great idea; get the hustle and bustle of Christmas over with and then relax at our holiday home, see in the New Year at a dinner and disco there, and then return home on New Year’s Day.

So off we set on Thursday 28th December in the pouring rain which heralded the onset of Storm Dylan. Thankfully by the time we reached the ferry terminal Dylan had decided to take a short break, as the ride of death on the cruise earlier in the year was still fresh in my mind.  We arrived at the ‘van’ about 2pm on what was the coldest day of the year so far, and Sam, more mobile…

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