Love Diana's idea of a letter. Might try that but I doubt they'd publish it.
Don't think it's a copyright issue as Batsford gave permission, Hippopip.
The piece has been dispatched Julie. Hope it arrives safely. Thanks for the condolences - it was very sad. More on this later.
Hadn't looked at the Flair site, Writer in Res, but you are right and this is borne out by their treatment of Annette, Viv and Rosalind.
Lorraine is right and having d4daisy as publishers makes it easier to control things like this.
Heather - I'm so glad you are enjoying the free lessons. I'm loving the Yahoo group, now I've got the hang of finding everything!
Sewlknit2 has it in a nutshell - unfair to readers of the mag and the book. It really wasn't the lack of payment that I minded - book publicity is often a quid pro quo arrangement.
Good to hear from you, Annabel, a concise comment. Poo just about sums it up.
Diana - thanks so much for nominating my book 'Raising the Surface' for the CPS 'Book bits'. I've just had my royalty statement from Batsford and this book just goes on selling - amazing.
Thank you all again - I feel I can stop moaning now - seems to me that the mag won't be around long with an attidude like that.
I've had an excellent week. Finished Digital Humanity for the Cyber Fyber Exhibit. Here's a little detail. Just got the finishing touches to Digital Reliquary and they will go off to America - via Michael for some photos in case they vanish on the way.
My new table and chairs came which meant a total rearrangement of two rooms. They look great but why is it that when you swap rooms around you are always left with:
Two vases and a large plant that don't fit anywhere.
A piece of furniture that is two inches too long for the place you planned for it.
A bad back.
I had a lovely day out with Jane Wild. It was Olga Legg's funeral that we went to and she was a very close friend of Jane. Olga had battled against cancer for many years and she was a real 'one-off' as a character. I will try to get an image of her C&G final piece - called The Luggage - and you'll see what I mean. Jane and I were in that rather fragile emotional state where you either laugh or cry and we settled for the former. I haven't laughed so much for ages and it was a lovely day.
A brief history of cats. I've had lots of enquiries about Stevens'health and I've been scared of speaking too soon but the steroids seem to be doing the trick. They've reduced the dose now so it's still fingers crossed.
Smudge is still a bully. Here he is in Killmouski mode. Luckily it's just a toy.
He hides his toys in the wine basket so everyone thinks we have an alcoholic cat. his markings are really developing now and he such a lovely soft coat. He makes a great hot water bottle on these cold evenings.
Must go now as I have a secret assignation with Purplemissus and Carol M on the M4 motorway. More on that later.