Back from COW … and the bump that is now a hole is still there!

I got back from COW (the annual Conference for Wargamers that is run by Wargame Developments) a lot later than I expected yesterday evening. In fact my journey home took nearly twice as long as it should have done, thanks to two major hold-ups on the M11. (The first – an overturned car – was between Stansted and Harlow, and the second – a car fire – was between Harlow and the junction with the M25.)

By the time I had got home and taken my long-suffering wife out for dinner at our local Turkish restaurant, I was feeling very tired. As a result I was not able to sort out everything that I had taken to COW until this morning, after which I dealt with all the bookings I had taken for COW2016. (Next year’s conference will be held from Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July 2016.)

As a result I have not yet been able to write a blog entry about COW2015, but I hope to do so later tonight or early tomorrow morning.

For those of you who have been following the story of the bump that became a hole, I have little news to impart. The hole is still there … and thanks to the recent spell of rain, the bottom of the hole seems to be filling up with water. Judging by the state of the hole, it looks as if someone might have driven into it whilst I was at COW and made the hole somewhat deeper.

More news will follow if and when something happens.


6 Comments on “Back from COW … and the bump that is now a hole is still there!”

  1. Stu Rat says:

    The serialized adventures of the bump-hole are supposed to show before the main feature.
    Unless you think that's the only reason we come here.

  2. Jim Duncan says:

    I certainly was waiting on an update to the 'hole' story.

  3. Stu Rat,

    For reasons that will become clear later this month, the bump-hole story may well have a cliffhanger ending. It all depends on what happens tomorrow.

    As to whether COW or the bump-hole story should be the main feature or not … well I suspect that a public vote would probably be split down the middle.

    All the best,


  4. Jim Duncan,

    We are hoping that the hole will be fixed tomorrow … but it may well not be, and if that is the case you might have to wait some time for the end of this particular story.

    All the best,


  5. Nigel Drury says:

    Re the hole in the road saga, I was reminded of this by a strange coincidence when reading up on the 1864 campaign. Have a look at the last section on WW2, in this article on the Danish defence line for a case of “You can't dig it there”.

  6. Nigel Drury,

    Very interesting! Thanks for the link. It confirms that the original position chosen for the fortifications must have been a good one.

    All the best,


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