Go figure this; What are the chances of two people who have re-invented their lives in a serious fashion, who worked unknown to each other, within close proximity in this previous life, meeting up as a result of their re-modelled life-style? Greater than you think, because it’s just happened to me.....
I’ve just got back from Fife. A little trip away to meet Andy Richardson, a country man, an ex-gamekeeper and one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet. More about Andy and me to come, but in the meantime I got Suburban Bushwacked along the way!
Sten is the Suburban Bushwacker – a guy from East London who has a fire in his belly about all things country. The SBW is a walking paradox; a guy from the Smoke who blogs about shooting and fishing in a vibrant and completely fresh way. He looks like he’s just fallen out of the set of Lock Stock....an East-ender, whose association with shotguns is likely to be sawn-off. More bank-job than banker. If you like your sacred cows bow-hunted and BBQ’d – this is your man.
Like me, his life is just a bit different to what it used to be. Re-trained as a plumber, divested of a life in sales and marketing (working, as it turns out, for two of the biggest shits I ever had the misfortune to meet), Sten has quite a following as the SBW. If you have any interest in country pursuits and I assume you have or why the hell would you be reading this, you need to check out his blog; a breath of fresh thinking in a field where the current media is a private members cluster f*ck.
It turns out the SBW is staying with Andy as well. It also turns out that this guy used to work within a 100 yards of my old London company TRBI. You get to know a little bit about people when you share a pigeon hide for the day. In London, the chances that I would have got to meet the SBW were pretty negligible; it took my retirement, the power of Face Book and Blogger and god knows how many other weird coincidences to bring us together.
I’m very glad it did – well met fella! Oh and if he offers to cook for you...........bite is bloody hand off.
|The SBW all pigeoned up|