I’ll give you one guess.
“Just bulking up for the TGO Challenge” quipped the culprit. Fair enough, I suppose, he/she had walked 50 miles on Saturday “to loosen up for The Challenge”. A first-timer whose spoon had failed to reach stared longingly at the well-licked plates. Another, a seasoned Challenger who isn’t doing it this year (Fort William to Edinburgh has preference) looked on, with a knowing grin.
Such was the excitement to be gained from last night’s bi-monthly ‘Backpackers Meal’ – this time at the Egerton Arms, Astbury, whose restaurant behaved very understandingly on the night, as our meal time was delayed when a '”we’ll be there in five minutes” message turned into a half hour delay. There is more than one Egerton Arms in Cheshire….
The loudest laughs of the night were however reserved for a Challenger who was absent, but who has recently published a kit list with a glaring missing item. Personally, I think he deliberately missed off the vital piece of equipment just to wind the rest of us up.