Saturday, September 26

Manly accoutrements - boy's toys and scars

In Norway we have an expression: that a man should say it with firewood rather than flowers. Writer Lars Mytting owns two wood stoves, a 2001 Triumph Bonneville, a 1970 XJ6, a Land Rover and a Cogswell Harrison 1903 shotgun for hunting ducks. Scars acquired chopping wood, says Lars, are not just acceptable, but desirable.

Here at the homestead there’s plenty of chopped wood, and yes, the odd scar. ...It is a typical Saturday morning: riders exercising their mounts, farmers hedge-cutting, and the hunt – lots of hounds. Brian Matthew and his Sound of the Sixties.

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