Brentwood, 3.47pm: 11°C, mist

Fancy a game of tag?

Now I guess most of played TAG at some time when we were children, but I doubt that anyone  took it very seriously.

So it may come as a surprise to hear that an American woman took it seriously enough to fly 4000 miles to tell someone that they were “IT” before immediately jetting back home.

Yes it’s all true – Georgina Wilkinson disguised herself as a gardener and then tagged Drew McEwan whilst he was at a photoshoot for his niece’s christening in Loch Lomond.

Apparently Drew, Georgina and 8 others have been playing this bizarre international example of the game since they all met in China back in 2014.

Drew, originally from Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway, said: “I didn’t even get a chance to talk to Georgina. You have to just tag and run, you can’t stay and chat.

“I was in shock that she’d put so much effort into it. Flying over from America and back in one day is unbelievable. She had to make sure she was home in plenty of time for work on Monday. It’s my turn to tag one of the group now.

Well good luck with that!

Margaret Mills was on a much more serious tack this week as she related details of how Essex was affected by The Black Death.

If you missed it you can listen again here to what Margaret had to say on this appalling historical episode of the past in Essex: –

Keep well til I see you again next time around,

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