Item no. 6 on Castle Coop Good Things list: The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club!
Just before Christmas, it was my birthday and the agent had a brainwave. Underneath the wrapping paper of a very pleasingly solid feeling present which rattled a little when shaken, lay….a box set of ‘Foyle’s War’.
It was ‘The Complete Collection’!!
I was simply thrilled; Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle is one of my top favourite heroes and now I have 25 discs to watch him being heroic on – how great is that!! I only have 2 discs with Mr. Darcy on. Sometimes, ITV3 shows an episode of Foyle’s War on Saturday nights which I tape but then I never seem to organise myself enough watch it. They are all in a funny order and I get in a muddle. So as you may imagine, to have them now on DVD is very exciting.I was so delighted to get such a dream birthday present that I rang up Lady Egality immediately because she is a devoted fan of Mr. Foyle too!
Our new Club:
Straight away, we invented a ‘Friday Night Club’ to watch Foyle’s War. Currently we have three members: Lady Egality, the Graf ( von Blommehön) and me! The agent is not a member. He always goes to the Ox and Moose on Friday nights to celebrate the end of the working week with Sir Plym and the Chairman of the Village Hall; how could they choose the Ox and Moose over wonderful Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell and Honeysuckle Weeks? We three however all agree that it is completely fab to sit on the sofa together and watch the Hastings Police Force in their waistcoats and dashing fedora hats, whizz all over the place as they chase villains to preserve law and order during the Second World War. It is a very soothing way to wind up the week and feels most companionable. If you love Foyle’s War too, do let me know in the comment box below – I can sign you up as an honorary member of our ‘Friday Night Club’ in a jiffy!
There seems to have been an astonishing amount of crime going on in Hastings during WW2. Our village policeman (who does not wear a three piece suit or dashing hat in which to uphold the rule of law and order) is part-time. We’ve all noticed that he times his beat so that he shows up during our library coffee mornings in the Village Hall. Luckily for us there is not much crime in Castle Coop: luckily for Pc. Ixworth, there are lots of biscuits.
Post Script: I am very happy to announce that with the enrollment of Martha in America and Digby D, also in America, (please see comment section below) we are now ‘ The International Friday Night ‘Foyle’s War’ Club’ (I.F.N.F.W.C) ! How great is that! I think I’d better design a Club Tie for all members to wear during meetings.