On the side

Once you become a blogger, suddenly everybody wants a plug. So for those reading this in the neighbourhood, Crispin Thornton-Jones has some nice pictures on show in his gallery by the clock tower, my old publishing and sparring partner Peter Burden (scourge of the News of the World) has a newline of town nosh guides called ‘Mr. Pernickety’ – which I unkindly thought referred to his love life – and Dave Twiddy is leading a bike ride from the festival site to Erwood Station (no trains for 50 years) on Sunday morning at 10.30 for those more interested in stretching their bodies than their minds. Don’t expect to see me saddling up.