YOU may remember my surprise at being recognised for this Gazette column at the Hay Festival in May.

Well, this month I was spotted in Spain. I don’t know who was more surprised – me, or the reader.

Forget the old newspaper competition, Where’s Wally, though I concede this could be appropriate for me, particularly on a bad hair day.

No, it’s the latest quest, Find Fisher, that I want to mention. It is proving oddly successful.

In Hillingdon it’s not unusual for people to stop and chat about Bm@il, but on this occasion Mr F and I were reading newspapers outside a cafe in Barcelona when a passing Englishman moved in to mischievously whisper “Uxbridge Gazette” in my ear.

I nearly dropped my espresso, but Mr F never batted an eyelid.

I think he’d temporarily forgotten we were not perched in front of Baroosh in Uxbridge High Street.

Actually he was more shocked the previous day when he heard a fellow countryman send back a latte for being “too strong”.

Keeping to the coffee bar theme, I’m grateful to a reader who’s recommended a new-ish one at Hillingdon Circus called The Coffee Lounge, which I will definitely check out.

Lorna Read of Hillingdon says somewhere to meet friends over a cuppa was long overdue at the parade in Long Lane.

As a bonus, the owners are playing the album by local group, Pimp My Jazz (whom I saw play at UxFest in September), which adds to the relaxing atmosphere.

It’s great to hear of a caffeine business that’s not part of a chain, and I wish them lots of luck.

ON HOLIDAY I saw the film War Horse, based on the book by Michael Morpurgo – at last.

I was therefore doubly delighted to return home to an email telling me that Uxbridge Folk Club is presenting a unique concert tomorrow (Thursday) by Bob Fox.

He is Songman in the West End version of War Horse. See Five of the Best on page 51 for details.

See you there? If not, maybe a cuppa at Hillingdon Circus?

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