Yogi, disappointed to find thaty Ewok's 2001 edition of Brewers does not contain the definition of Barnard Castle. But happy that Uncle Professor has the 2005 edition that does.
Meanwhile Ewok found a similar definition in 1984 edition of A Dictionary of Slang attributed (from 1864 no less) thus:
‘Come! Come! That’s Barney Castle! an expression often uttered when a person is heard making a bad excuse in a still worse cause’.
Wikipedia may or may not decide that Dominic's visit is worth noting.
Yogi, taking cover from the April showers in May.
Nice sky this morning.
A lunch time ride into town to drop a couple of things into the Post Office. Quiet.
Someone asked for the morning view. Here was this mornings. A tad distracting at times.
Evening ride. Shillingford - Brightwell loop.
Met on my evening ride. Two gents out for a stroll.