September 17th, 2003

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Inside the museum

Matthew and the rest of the school did very well at the museum. I shall watch his progress with great interest. Lunch at Burger King, never a good sign. Why is Burger King called Hungry Jack's in Australia? The rest of the day was spent reading and writing, and that isn't even over now. I also have to arrange a Toastmasters meeting for tomorrow morning. If the evening and the week were quiet, it wouldn't be too bad.
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Once upon a time

A long time ago, when I lived in England, I numbered two Davids among my closest friends. Contact with them has become rarer, which is probably as much my fault for moving 12,000 miles away, as far as is possible without considering moving to the Moon or Mars.
So it was very welcome for an email to arrive inviting me to visit this site for pictures of Dave and Kate's recent holiday. It's as much a study in natural history as it is a travelogue, containing material for the interests of all audiences.
It's also time for me to promote International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday, for which more information can be found at http://www.talklikeapirate.com and elsewhere.
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Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

Or rather Troilus and Cressida, which David went to see tonight. This version is apparently set in New Zealand in the 1800s, but it's too late for analysis, especially seeing as it's Thursday and an early start tomorrow. I'm to chair the meeting, in the absence of the scheduled chairman. Of such are the responsibilities of the club chairman. Incidentally, responsibilities is a word so long that it stretches over three lines on the tiny screen on the phone. Nevertheless, it's now definitely time to sleep.