Gareth is coming over tomorrow (today really as its now gone midnight), so I thought I’d post today instead as probably won’t get a chance tomorrow. We have to finish off some important writing and I always take advantage of his fast typing. That might sound a bit ‘callous’, but its not really. We both work together on things and I value his concern and advice… Its not that he tells me what to write. Quite the opposite. I show him text that I’ve already written, and ask him to correct it. Or I might ask him if a certain reference or paragraph is appropriate, and he answers accordingly.
What else? I see that ‘bloody Cat’ is poking ‘sensuous fun’ ay my last Blog again. You mention something in all innocence, and the wretched animal takes it the wrong way. The girl did not have ‘snogging’ in mind; if anything it was only to come for a drink.
I am moving into my finished back room in the next few days while my lounge is decorated. The new carpet was laid this afternoon incidentally.
I only mention it because there is a slight possibility that I might be off-line for a few days. No problem with the computer (or rather computers), but there could be in connecting the relevant extension cables. I asked one of the builders to drill a hole through the wall this afternoon (which he did) but I still have to get the right extension cable. Anyway, if it happens that I can’t get it in time, you’ll know why. Don’t really care as I could do with a few days off; but just wanted to tell you in advance in case the worst happens. If it does, I won’t be ‘on holiday’ in Maidstone again (what a laugh that was!) but just won’t be able to get around to doing things in time.
Went into the bank today (my main one) to get a new account sorted out. I’m just not prepared to pay the superfluous charges my old bank unexpectedly introduced. Nor will I.
By the way, talking of formal things, I have a new BPOS secretary now. Can I give her name? No! I just want to leave it until she consents to releasing it first, and secondly, to give you all a surprise! She is the official BPOS secretary now who will handle important Society matters. I am still looking for a personal secretary though, to help with dictation or make me tea or coffee (or whatever). So that position is still open for offers!
To get back to the writing . . . the new books are both going very well. In fact, not far from finished. I guess that will be when the fun really starts! Mustn’t be frivolous as both books are very serious. But I can just envisage one or two people taking exception to what I say. Especially when this is made public in its entirety. We will no doubt see, as its not long now!