Photograph: Chris Coghill
Just received some pictures of my Secret Chiefs Talk on September 16th. Thanks Chris. As Chris explained, he didn’t use flash to save distracting people, which is why one or two many be on the dark side. But you can see me with my books, which is all that really matters! (Beginning to sound like ‘Bonky’ here!).
It was a good turn-out with quite a few new faces. I determined not to go over the same old ground again so I spoke more about the ‘witchcraft’ Trial and later ‘witchcraft events in prison; which led some Sunday newspapers to adopt headlines such as “Naked Witchcraft in the Nick”!
As it happened, it wouldn’t really have mattered if I had repeated old material, as it was “fresh” for many people with all the new faces. I enjoyed it more anyway for this reason To keep talking about ‘vampires’ when I don’t even accept their existence, is really a bit boring!
Anway, here is one of Chris’s pictures [above] and I obviously have his permission to use it here (and his full name).
The only drawback to the whole occasion was that they’d stopped smoking in the Talk room, and I had to go outside for a cigarette. But with people like Gareth for company, what more could a man want?! But apart from that, there was plenty of wine to compensate for any lack of cigarettes (as you can see on the table!). Oh, and thanks again Patsy for that huge glass!
That’s all really. Except just remember, the picture is Chris’s copyright just in case ‘certain people’ (‘Yorkshire puddings’ included) get any bright ideas of copying it!