Tag: Bertie

Diary Of A Busker Day 185

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 185 Friday December 2nd Romsey Market, Time: 10:30-12:30pm.        I missed my last bi-monthly visit (to this fair market town), so return I must, but it’s a cold day.  Before I start, Bertie the flowerman puts in a request – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – in fact, all three. So, for the… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 168

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 168 Friday October 14th Romsey (market, Time: 10:18-12:22, 2:05-3:05pm), Winchester High Street (1. opposite O2, Time: 4:10-5:10, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:20-6:10pm).        I return to Romsey – my second time. Before I start, I chat to Bertie the flower-seller. He’s been here since 5:30 this morning and because his van’s not big enough, he… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 163

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 163 Friday September 30th Romsey (market, Time: 10:37-12:40pm, 1:45-3pm), Winchester High Street (1. opposite Winchester Bus Station, Time: 4:05-4:35pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:45-5:45pm).        Finally, after months of pondering, I decide to take up Bertie’s (formerly flower seller of Winchester, now flower seller in nearby Romsey) suggestion of busking in his new patch. This involves getting… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 126

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 126 Wednesday July 6th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:07-2:37pm, 2. opposite The Body Shop, Time: 3-4:03pm, 3. Outside Debenhams, Time: 4:15-6:05pm). As usual these days, I head down to the “arse” end to warm up, but am shocked to find someone else there – not outside Debenhams but across the road, playing a… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 116

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 116 Saturday June 18th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 5:10-6:05pm.)         I never usually go busking on a Saturday, but after 23 years, today is Bertie the flower seller’s last day in Winchester – he’s taking his trade to Romsey, so I’ve come mainly to say goodbye. I’ve had to wait till quite late to come… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 115

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 115 Wednesday June 15th Winchester High Street (1. outside Debenhams, Time: 1:22-2:50pm, 2. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 3:10-4pm.)         It’s “drizzling” today, but I decide to risk it – I’ll come in to town and make for the covered part. There is a 4 piece military brass band at The Buttercross and further down, just… Read more →