71 is the number of an apartment we’ve stayed at a couple times in Whinfell Forest, Cumbria. We’ve cooked excellent pizzas and disastrous potato bakes there, watched an entire series of Gavin and Stacy, as well as what seems like the entire filmography of Cate Blanchett, and filled it with more newspapers than you’re likely to find in any other UK holiday destination. We like it there.
‘We’, for those of you wondering, are Dan Hartland and Anna French. We’ll both be blogging here, and may well be joined by Joe French at some indeterminate point in the near future. The Story and the Truth is sort of an inadequate catch-all term for what’ll be going on here: we’ll talk about what we’re reading, what we’re listening to, and what we think. We will also probably offer up recipes, though not for potato bakes.
Expect novels, history, education, politics, football, fashion and travel to feature, but there may also be photographs of soft toys and musicians. Stick around and see.