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A Frothy April Fool’s Day By Caroline Hermon

Luckily, we had no April fools mainly due to the fact we remembered at 12.30pm! We had a great day out with a combination of old and new members attending. We met in Richmond Park at 10.30am

  • what a great spot if you have never been, I highly recommend it. The park still amazes me, there is

such natural beauty so close to central London. I have to say I was quite surprised at the amount of people there running, walking, biking, having a coffee... it’s great to see so many people take advantage of the good weather & use our natural resources. Jase (my hubby) chose a fishing competition over a Cappo rally – I cannot understand this but they say it’s good to have your own hobbies and I have to say I have never been fishing so guess all is equal in love!

Nancy & Ben bought their Cappo to its first ever event, Nancy had spent a number of months getting it back on the road since her Father sadly passed away & left Nancy his beloved Cappo. Doreen & Peter arrived shortly afterwards with a shining Cappo & two big smiles, followed by Ian & Adrian (Adrian get that car back on the road!): always good to have a silver cappo in the gang. After a natter – it has been a while since we were all together – we set off for Box Hill. Luckily, the traffic was not too bad. We had some fun on the way there with a motorbike waving & smiling at us and Doreen did a really great job at putting a Porsche driver in his place! We heard that the very mean German machine got in-between the beautiful Cappos and then sat in Doreen’s boot for a while before finally overtaking when we got back to dual carriageway and speeding off,,, you know what they say about Porsche driver - err yes I think it probably was small !

We took a lovely country road to a National Trust car park where we parked up and had a wander around, getting our appetite up for lunch & afternoon tea! We then headed off with roofs off – great day first time this year for me – felt fantastic – to Denbies Vineyard – the largest vineyard in England. As it was April the outdoor tour was available. We booked for this and headed to the restaurant for some good fresh food and of course a bit more chat. The tour took us round the estate and over some of the history – the soil here is very similar to the Champagne area in France hence with the climate warming there are high expectations ahead for English Wine. Have to say I was more impressed with the bottle I bought this time than last! They also sell fresh jams, marmalades etc, which are fantastically tasty. Once the tour was over, all that fresh air had given us a need for cake! I had the most amazing carrot cake not quite on my diet plan but hey, everyone needs cake! After a few more photos, we sadly parted company and once again, the Cappos were alone in the world of “normal non loved cars!” Thank you to everyone who came, our area may b e low in volume of members but the quality is very high.

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