Raymond G. Taylor
Raymond G Taylor is an author based in Kent, England.
Coach and company
Christmas Eve, and the Coach & Horses was just starting to liven up. Only when I opened the door did I realise what day it was. Up until that point I had managed to avoid the dreaded pre-Christmas festivities. Opening the door let loose a wall of sound: excited conversation, laughter and yuletide merriment. To hell with all that! Realising my mistake, I was about to close the door again and turn away when someone bustled past me and nearly knocked me off my feet. I ended up in a fluster and was going to curse the offender when I heard a “Well look who it ain’t!” Glancing up, I caught Bob’s eye and could hardly leave now. He’d probably want me to buy him a pint.
We drove up the snowy, winding road towards the cozy A-frame cabin. The weather forecast said there was more snow to come, but we had packed plenty of food and there was fuel enough for a whole winter of snow. We were looking forward to a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A long weekend of eating, drinking and relaxing.