I met a few characters on my travels in Blighty. At one music festival in England. I began talking to a man from the tent next to me. Like you do. It was 33 degrees and unbearably hot. I said there could easily be a fire. He pointed to a large pub type ashtray in his tent that you use to see in pubs. "I stub my cigarettes out in here" he said.
We talked about the festival and every band I said I wanted to see and he told me he wasn't keen on any of them I mentioned.
Then some how he began telling me how his favourite hobby was taking part in war reenactments. He even dressed up in military uniforms and shot muskets. Fine. We all have our hobbies nay obsessions. One of mine is writing, blogs a speciality.
He proceeded to tell me that the soldiers at Waterloo would have had exactly the same tents and camping equipment that we have today. I thought to myself: " like zips, sewn in ground sheets, sleeping bags and a blow up plastic pillow that I bought for 1.50 in Ireland in Dealz (Poundland).
Why do I always get them? My friend came over and Waterloo Man shared his hobby nay obsession with him. I kept quiet and listened for another ten minutes about Waterloo and the English Civil War..?
We certainly get to meet some 'interesting' characters on our travels! I will introduce you to another character we met on our Blighty travels another day. 😀