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Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 17 6:52 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I can understand his attitude to you to some extent over that Gregotyn as he is never sure if and when you will say something, but of course he shouldn't behave that way to a woman who sounds really nice. As Cassandra says, she may need a shoulder to cry on if she ever finds out.

Most of the tinned food is good for at least a year, and every so often we have a clear out to make sure all short life stuff gets used up. The problem we have at the moment is storage space, but after Christmas we may be back to very lean times again. At least we managed to keep going, even if with slightly modified parcels, this summer. Some food banks had to shut and some were giving out just a very bare minimum because they just didn't have anything.

Cassandra, sounds like an interesting situation. Perhaps the best thing might be to withdraw the second book until the situation is clarified, or put a ticket in it saying that it in no way reflects the views of the Historical Society. Doesn't sound like a very sound piece of writing either as it isn't really 'done' to be that rude about another author, even if you think they are a silly old duffer.

Sounds as if you need to get your garden cut and the grass dealt with. We would mix it with dry material and compost it, but not sure if that is an option for you.

We had our volunteer day yesterday and a reasonable amount of burning of brash left from the felling done by the pylon line people was done. Some of them weren't too keen on that, so we went and had a look for fungi. Found a few, but I had brought the wrong book, so we didn't manage to identify any. One of them took some photos, so may get an ID at some point. The woods were lovely yesterday with the leaves just starting to turn golden, with some yellow ones. I went for a short walk on my own later and going through the beech plantation was very nice.

cassandra



Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1531

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 17 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Haha - great minds. I have taken an executive decision, in consultation with today's volunteer, to remove advertising and put the books behind the counter. In the mean time I have phoned a reputable bookseller who I have known since he was a spotty faced lad and discussed the conundrum with him. He said he would not touch the situation with a bargepole but that the legal liability would rest with the author and publisher. All very well, in terms of the Professional Historian, but the owner of the first building is a wildcard who may well decide to take action against us also. And it is this that I will use as leverage when talking to the committee - we simply can't afford to defend a legal case.

I did think a general disclaimer above the publications for sale might be a fall back position, though.

I have also spoken to my former boss in Heritage Tasmania who has assured me both buildings are safely registered and neither is being assessed for removal.

As I am on duty tomorrow I have one day's leeway in which to think about the matter further and to draft emails to the Executive suggesting an Extraordinary Executive Meeting and setting out my concerns, and also draft emails to the author and the property owner to explain our decision and to set out possible options for remedy (ie, that the author remove all reference to the owners other than in his introduction, and that he remove the final chapter as irrelevant to historical discourse, and that all reference to the Professional Historian be done with citation of the part of the document he is contesting (page number etc) and so forth.

No doubt a good sleep on it will help to formulate an approach but whichever way we jump we are going to have hysterics on our doorstep. Personally I would prefer they came from the second group than the first.

Gargh.

That apart, it was a glorious day and much grass was mown in between phone calls and emails to the General Manager at Council suggesting the History Room as a temporary accommodation for the Visitor Centre which Council seems to have decided to close at the beginning of the Tourist season due to negotiations with a new leaseholder at the Mill. Sigh. Never a dull moment in the country!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8919

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 17 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Probably worse than the town for that sort of thing. Somehow an incident becomes magnified. We felt that way about motor bikes in our wood, but either it was a one off incident or our publicity about it and the reaction it got on our FB page seems to have limited it. Anyway, hope all turns out well and you decide on a suitable way to go, and are spared any hysterics. A statement that you have consulted Heritage Tasmania might also be helpful.

Ireland and the Wales are supposed to be getting the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia over the next day of so. With any luck we won't get anything more than a stiff breeze, so Gregotyn, look after yourself and go very careful.

Gathered some more vegetables from the garden for dinner yesterday evening, including a few small carrots which deigned to grow. I still have all the root vegetables to look at, so may have a few more carrots. I know there are some parsnips, some small beetroot I think, and a couple of salsify roots, but as usual they were rather disappointing. Still, at least some grew, which was better than last year.

cassandra



Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1531

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 17 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some days ago you and Gregotyn were speculating on the name of Oatlands which is indeed a Scottish Town, and Ross, the town to the north of here, is named for the seat of James Buchanan Esq on Loch Lomond (sorry don't have the diary entry for Oatlands). But he describes as being an ideal place for a small town.

and so it is - with a population at the last census of 540 people it is small indeed, and only marginally a town as all but one of our churches is only open sporadically, and our businesses are diminishing daily - not least because Council has blythely announced their intention to close our Visitor Centre on Friday, much to everyone's surprise when we are just beginning out tourist season. They have no clue.

I spent the day at the History Room firstly searching for the alarming document, which yesterday's volunteer had secreted in a desk drawer, and having found it trying to read it between an endless stream of visitors (actually only about four but all long-winded) and redraft my email to Steph asking for an urgent meeting of the executive to discuss the book. On a second reading, the history seems pretty sound and well presented but contains many references to the other book, the owners of the other building and all in disparaging tones, placing undue emphasis on their respective roles and stupidity. Also he clearly has only a limited understanding of the purpose and effect of the process that he feels will result in a benefit to the owner, at the expense of the other.

He also refers to the professional historian by her first name while referring to all other historians by their surname (the normal approach) and her book as a pamphlet, both of which are journalist's tricks to diminish her status.

So off the email has gone, and I am now awaiting the deluge that may or may not result. It's very nice the level of professional support I have received from former colleagues in pulling information together to present my case to the committee and to their willingness to spend time providing links to relevant studies etc - it makes me feel I am not entirely forgotten.

Having left the HR in a rush at four thirty (may last visitor having lingered beyond the point of politeness) I left half of me behind and have now had two trips back there to pick up missing bits. The dog, however, has had his walks and perhaps I can now have some dinner and start to unwind until the next crisis.

Meanwhile my wonderful plans to spend my Birthday in Hobart attending Divali have been shot down in flames as my potential host and co-participant has a meeting she had forgotten and I have nowhere to stay. I will wait for her response before cancelling the kennels as I have proposed that rather than treat her as a Hotel, we could perhaps find something pleasant to do on Saturday (which would let me stay at hers with a clear conscience). I will report back on progress, or failure, tomorrow.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1446
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 17 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well it all happens in Oatlands! I haven't completely understood it, but then again that is my fault for not having a pooter at home where I can 'play' all day if I want to and as I forget too much too quickly, I can go over it a few times to get past the gist of what is happening, so forgive me if I don't make any sense sometimes.

I find it amazing that 'they' intend to close a visitor centre at the start of the tourist season; maybe it is because it costs more to run when open? But the idea is that the centre will promote the town-well that would be the norm. Can the History Room take over some responsibility for tourist 'stuff' if the closure takes place? That would help the History Room considerably for survival for the future. The first closure is often the thin end of a long wedge. The way things appear I would tread as diplomatically as you can and don't give anyone the possibility of suing you!

We got a lot of wind over night and a blackout. My ex-neighbour, the one I spoke about on Monday gave me 3 candles in case, and the juice duly went off quite soon after so into bed and my food with candle light was good. and a sleep, but I was woken by the return of the electricity, and the candles had been burning for some time after I had gone to sleep-worrying really, but all well.
Very windy as I went to work with timber all over the road. I hit one, went back for it as a log or two to burn, only to find it was rotten. I think that is why it came down in the first place.
It is now beautiful and sunny so what was last night all about-a taste of things to come perhaps. At times it was a bit more than tail end! The house stood up so happy about that!

The now ex neighbour's boyfriend is someone with attitude, wants and likes to be liked, and thinks as a local councillor, he should be looked up to, respected and liked by all-we don't share the same political views, but that would not stop me liking anyone or respecting their views. It started with a limp hand shake, and looking away at the same time, no eye contact, and I thought 'oh dear' problem here. I on the other hand am happy to tolerate those folks I don't like and can be sociable even to those I dislike. I also respect and like some of those people with opposite political views to mine. It is attitude that makes friends not politics.

I went up to my friend's barn again on Sunday. Not my favourite day to go. Monday is the start of the week and I like to be ready for it and not rushing around getting my work stuff ready-food and so on-but had a good day anyway.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 17 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds as if you had an eventful day Cassandra. Closing the Visitor Centre isn't the brightest thing to do, and as Gregotyn says, and as I think you have said on FB, having it in the History Room is a good idea. Trouble is I suppose they will not pay for staff.

Why is the writer of the second book being so rude? I would have thought that putting an alternative claim would have been sufficient, and perhaps pointing out, in a polite way, flaws in the first book if it has any. Nice to know your ex-colleagues are being so helpful though.

I hope you manage to get your stay in Hobart. Is there no other friend you could go to, or is it possible to go to a hotel as a really special treat?

Gregotyn, glad you got through the storm with only minor damage. Candles can be lovely, but you do have to remember to put them out. If you are going to be liable to power cuts, may be worth while having a safer form of alternative lighting if you are liable to fall asleep. As you say about the boyfriend, someone needs to earn respect before it is given. Doesn't sound as if he is worthy of it, especially if he is cheating on a very nice sounding lady.

The weather was better here yesterday, although we did have a bit of rain in the afternoon. Husband and son got the log splitting done, and I did some more log sacks. Trying to apply for a grant for some equipment, and even the expression of interest isn't the easiest thing to do. Spend part of the morning trying to use a government web site to get some numbers needed; talked through part of it by a very kind woman at the help line. Thank goodness she seemed to understand how the site worked, because I am sure I didn't. After that, log sacks were something of a relief!

cassandra



Joined: 27 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 17 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gregotyn you have made an excellent summary of the saga so far.

The Council established the Visitor Centre up at the Mill against all common sense as it was off any road, behind buildings and so forth. They also promised local traders it would serve vending machine coffee only. Then they decided to turn it into a fully fledge cafe that has been running at a massive loss for several years. It had eight staff, for goodness sake! So it's not surprising they found it to be a tad expensive - we don't get that many tourists that more than one staff member is necessary. As i put it to them, they are welcome to accommodate one Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff member at the history room - that way they have only one salary (admittedly spread across up to four people to do the seven days in half day shifts), and a small rental to us - we have the floor space and it would only need to be a temporary accommodation as they are refurbishing another building (though at the rate they are going that may take another year to complete).

The book saga is all about petty small town politics Chris - the two owners are doomed to be at odds with each other as one is a very bossy social climber type who likes to acquire airs and graces (her main motive for commissioning the first book) and the other is a petty minded vindictive woman with a victim complex who would rather listen to people who feed her fears than seek information from the source. She is convinced the first woman's book threatens the 'listed' status of her own building and that she will lose money if it is removed from the list. And she gets to show the first woman up in the process if she gets her way.

I have been doing a bit more digging and have at least got an argument that will cut through the bombast of the author of the second book - he is making a very big fool of himself with his erring assumptions. I think that argument will get through to him rather better than any suggestions of defamation. So that is sorted - in my mind at least. My Secretary has completely ignored my request for an executive meeting and spoken to him about my concerns - fortunately he is happy to meet, so I will organise that when it is not my Birthday (or my birthday treat which is the next two days).

It turns out, by the way, that the person he alludes to as a professional historian is actually a geologist, so that alone makes him look pretty silly when he has clearly referred to her bio on the Heritage Council page, but overlooked this key bit of information. It also explains why she made some pretty rookie errors in her reading of some of the material at her disposal. Ah the drama of life!

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1446
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 17 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wow I got something right-I never seem to do so at work, at least my ideas don't suit the other 2 lads who work there; the one lad is only 24 so I guess he knows the lot anyway. He hasn't changed the antifreeze solution which I have displayed in the entrance to the shop to remind farmers that now is the time to be doing the job not thinking about it-unusual for him! Most farmers come to us for specifics and are not thinking about tomorrow. I used to do the shop only in terms of what we have to put out and the chap in charge just let me get on with it. Since the new boy arrived, he has changed things around and now stuff is often concentrated so much that folks don't see the wood for the trees. Access to the children's overalls is so hampered that the punter can't actually get to see what is there for junior and they go away. There is a huge welding display, but we don't sell that much of it, and it has taken over an area which is not on the way to anywhere except the lavatory! Happily I am old and just want the money!

I hope the council see sense with your offer; it would be a good idea if they were there permanently, if you are in a prominent position as they and you may both benefit from each other, but I know very little. I will send my 'friend' Jimbo-oops-James, round to 'help' organise things for you Cassandra. In the next breath he is good with customers and the computer, sourcing parts where half the time I don't know what they are talking about let alone what to look for. Each to his own.

I hate to say this, but I thought it was two women having a spat over these books not a woman and a man maybe I have misread it-twice, in which case I apologise.

I don't think the councillor is cheating on the neighbour now, but I suspect he was a few years ago, bearing in mind she has been a widow for around 10 years or so. She is very well off and he has nothing-hospital porter and councillor. I suppose you can tell I am jealous as well!!

The weather has changed dramatically this afternoon-it is pouring down with rain, not heavy, but the sort that gets you very wet and is relentless.

I am off to the doctors for my annual tests at 5.10pm and for him to see how I am. For some reason I haven't been for 2 years. They always send an appointment a few weeks before so I can go in and change it, but not for 2 years. I ran into the doctor in a shop and said so and he told me to go and make an appointment to see him and to tell the "girl" it is for him-today is that day, I also got a flu jab next week, and my Copd appointment to see the nurse, all at the same time. Hopefully I will get the reminders next time round as they are appointments I don't like but need. Guess it is called life and the other. I will know tomorrow if I have to go elsewhere to be "seen"; b..y hope not!! I had better go home and get clean.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 17 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hope all is well with your health Gregotyn. Sounds as if you eat the right things and do the right amount of exercise anyway, so you are doing the best you can.

Annoying when someone mucks up your displays, especially as he doesn't seem to have much of a clue.

Have a nice birthday treat Cassandra. You can tell us all about it later, but don't buy too much more wool.

Your History Room sounds a better place to have the Visitor Centre, and it could be well worth while with one FTE person. As for the books, I hope your meeting works out and the man sees sense. There is no reason why a geologist can't write something on history, although finding the right documents may not be so easy in another discipline, but it sounds as is she hasn't done brilliantly either.

I spent another happy afternoon with log sacks and splitting over large logs, or trying to. I am not that good at splitting, and beech is not the easiest wood to split, but the chopping block has got so rotten, son reckons it is beyond the charcoal stage and should be either left somewhere for a habitat pile or given decent burial. I await one of them bringing an alternative down and evicting that one, which should make it a bit more possible hopefully.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1446
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 17 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hope all goes well with the birthday Cassandra, have a good time. I am in a couple of weeks or so-Scorpio.

I am rather pleased with myself, that smugness which only comes when the doctor says you are ok there is no change in the size of your prostate gland, so I am very relieved. I expected the worst, but it appears that I am ok for now. After I ceased to be type 2 diabetic, I haven't eaten as properly as I should, and allow a treat or so now and again, like daily, bit naughty, but I will be back to the doctors tonight for the flu jab, and 3 more appointments to follow for bloods and sugars, and lungs, which may focus my mind to not over indulge-hopefully-but not necessarily!

You are right about the new lad, but I have to remember that I am no.3 now, and not no.2 as I was, pre the assistant to the stores manager's arrival-I know my place-quote Ronnie Corbett-and it has its compensations-eg. limited responsibility! But the 2 lads as I call them do spend a lot of time on their 'phones, whilst I hump and heave stuff around, only to have no2 move it elsewhere.

I am thinking retirement should come soon, but the money is good and I am never put under pressure and can do at my own rate, particularly when I am there on my own-3 coffees before I wake up at my desk!

I don't like to split beech, either MR. I once felled a large beech tree in the wrong place, next to the cottage I was living in and with my then inexperience, I nearly dropped it on the house, but thanks to a neighbour with a Fergy 35, things turned out so that we could have a night's sleep at home. I logged that and planked some of it too still got a piece the sapwood is full of worm but the heart is in good condition, wish I had kept more of it-hindsight is no compensation for action at the time. I have discovered bagging logs is not my thing but the money will start coming in next month I hope, so I am starting to bag a few up-done 5!

I won't be around tomorrow as I intend to go up to north Wales again with my friend, to help at his barn conversion. We are at present doing tree roots that were growing in the wrong place, the tops have gone, the man who felled them also took the timber, which was not part of the deal. and mate not terribly happy, but no contract to say otherwise, so nothing he could do about it. I will be here though if he has changed his mind.

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 17 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I was at the county library yesterday a couple of women from the Monday knitting group were setting up this announcement / posters.



It's a request for handmade hats, mittens, socks, scarves to be donated to the local food pantry. Unisex preferred but not required. Please note if wool / hand wash or machine washable (tags can be provided.) Items accepted until December 5. Yarn donations also accepted.

Lovely idea. Except maybe donating handmade socks.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8919

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 17 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

With your winters a very nice idea Jam Lady. Perhaps they aren't asking for socks as fewer people seem able to make them, and they also need to be the right size, whereas the other things are easier to make and less size critical.

We are getting Harvest Festival donations into the food bank at the moment, and yesterday we ended up with a huge heap of stuff and nowhere to put it. At first all we could do was just look at it and think 'where do we start?', but over the morning most of it got sorted and stored into crates which are piled under the working table, in cupboards and everywhere. The food bank is really only a large cupboard, so we are very pushed for space. Come Christmas, that will nearly all go out in hampers. We got a bit short this summer, so nice to not be scratching around for some things, but from the sublime to the ridiculous as they say.

Gregotyn, if you can get some sort of card liner for your log sacks that pulls out as you finish it is far easier. I have a bagging tray that I fill, then pull the net over it and tip to fill the net, but you could use a tube made of card from work scrap that is the right size (can send you dimensions of tray if you like) to make the filling easier.

Glad all is well health wise. I assume you managed to get rid of the diabetes by reducing weight? Hope all the blood tests come back clear.

We are expecting wet and windy weather today, so am intending to go down to the post office as early as I can before the wind really picks up, then do work indoors. If I can, I want to get the quince wine on the go and start some quince jelly, but husband wants to change the loose covers on the lounge suite.

Yesterday evening husband, myself, son and DIL went out to dinner to celebrate what would have been my parents platinum wedding anniversary about a fortnight ago, but couldn't go before. Had a good time and found that son and DILs favourite pizza restaurant is rather noisy on a Friday early evening. Very good pizza made with sour dough and cooked in a 'wood' fired oven. Really compressed sawdust, but met the oven called Gertrude and had a chat with the chef about sour dough etc. which was interesting.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 17 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A good idea for the food bank at your end too MR, but why not knitted socks? I don't know of anyone knitting socks now, but would patronise them if I did. I used to have all my socks, long and short, knitted by various members of my family, Aunt, Mother and Grandmother. all in wool none of this nylon stuff. I still have a pair that got re-footed twice so a multitude or colours, warmth was the important factor, not looks, to me working on the farm at 17. My main role in the knitting process at home as a child was making the balls of wool from the skeins they used to buy it in, which I think was cheaper than buying ready to knit wool in the ball. There were if I remember also machines to make the balls of wool out of the skeins-never had one we were poor! Going back to someone on the streets a warm hat may just save a life, and socks to keep the feet warm at night.

A set of dimensions would be appreciated for the logs' sack chute, MR. I have just started putting them in by hand and not so easy as I thought. Making it tip sounds good, but I think I would do it the same way as the kindling and pull the chute out-time factor now! I have a friend who would make a tipping chute if I ask him, but it is not going to be a major part of income for me-I am doing it to help a friend in need. I will do it in earnest if it takes off-but I need to get sawing timber to season if I intend to get excited-although I have a lot of ash in the wrong places.

I got rid of my type 2 diabetes by reducing my sugar intake, which had the same effect, as I lost weight, but I didn't cut it out altogether, by a long chalk. A lot less fruit was the main thing-I was eating 3 bananas a day-along with an apple, 6 dried apricots, a pear and a few sultanas, I cut out the fruit, except the apple and ate more vegetables. I still ate the 2 ice buns every day, much to the disgust of the nurse when I told her after she told me I was now non diabetic!-her face a picture of horror was worth it.

Reading the bit about compressed sawdust, I wonder if you could get the same thing using those blocks of sawdust compressed to make pallet blocks. some are just compressed using sap to keep them together others have added adhesive, I may be wrong and they all have adhesive, but a chap once told me they were made without glue just pressure. A chap at work collected some he wanted for the camping and bbq season last year. He says they keep burning well for a long time-I may experiment, but I'm not sure who to ask regarding adhesive.

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Jam Lady



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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 17 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you look at the poster, Mistress Rose. it does list hats, scarves, socks, and mittens.

Gregotyn, even a novice knitter can make a scarf, hats are not much more difficult, and even mittens are relatively easy. Socks - not so easy.

You may be thinking of a yarn swift - drape the untied skein over the swift and wind away. Make your own with 4 plastic clothes hangers and clothespins, plus a few other bits and pieces:
http://webeccasays.blogspot.com/2008/05/tilta-swift.html

Or maybe a nostepinne - a slightly tapered rod with a thicker handle, like a spool on a stick - to wind a center pull ball of yarn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostepinne

cassandra



Joined: 27 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 17 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I recently finished off a pair of socks - their main difficulty is that you have to knit two of the same, so the second one usually takes more time as you get bored - at least I do. But a brilliant idea for helping the homeless and those struggling with heating bills. I find an extra layer helps reduce heating requirements considerably.

The break was just what I needed. Time away from the physical environment and an excuse to avoid dealing with long complex emails as I only had my phone with me. At least that is my excuse, and the long and complex email was drafted while I was in the History Room today and has now been sent.

The Divali celebrations were a bit multicultural to be frank - with Paella rubbing shoulders with curry - a bit of an unexpected addition since divali is a hindu celebration. But as the evening progressed and the queues for food got longer, it was rather fun to watch the dancing that was going on. Some cultures recite words along with their dance, and it is this that dictates both the pattern of the dance and the length of it. A bit disconcerting when the movements are out of synch with the music, but once recognised, perfectly acceptable. And we had many cultures on display.

From there I went to my friends place and talked to the dog till they got home from their meeting, and set to on another dinner which was surprisingly necessary despite my earlier eatings.

In the morning we had brunch at a local cafe much frequented by dogs so ate Eggs Benedict while conversing with a retired greyhound.

Then home, via the kennels to pick up a fresh and slightly damp Seb who was much relieved to be rescued. I think he has recovered now, but as he is asleep on my bed it is hard to tell.

I did find a new recruit for the History Room and she starts tomorrow - I have an appointment with the hairdresser before I start, but should not be running too late as the hairdresser is just up the street from where I should be.

There is another volunteer scheduled to be on duty tomorrow also, so hopefully he will be there punctually (unlikely).

Gregotyn, the author of the new publication is a man, but the two key parties are women. The latter woman is the one who plays victim, and I suspect the bloke is the sort who wants his women to play up to his ego. I have pointed out that all his excellent historical research will go to naught if the book remains in its present form as the dispute will bring it into disrepute - I will see how amenable he is to reason.

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