Sorry about password confusion on the free classes site. Clive used a very nifty piece of code and we tested it well but it transpired that most auto Windows settings didn't like it. It was such a secret society that only seven people were allowed in! We've taken off the password for the Requirements list and will put it back as a PDF password on the lessons.
Lots of people joining the class Yahoo group and lots of chat about decaying catalogues. This masterpiece was sent to me by Beverly (Ayling-Smith) of Opus. It is lying outside the staircase of a carpark where Beverly goes to the gym and the windows are glazed so it can't be got at. Personally I think she should skip the gym and climb up a few stories of car park to grab it.
Thanks for all the Stevens sympathy - the sad thing is that she is not that old - about ten, we think. She has had all possible tests and an endoscopy but thanks for the warning about needles, Rebecca. Will keep a closer watch on Smudge. The steroids do seem to have boosted Steven's appetitite - I am constantly filling the bowl. Smudge, of course, has to have a little something at the same time and will soon be enormous. He is going for the chop on Tuesday, his cathood will be dented but it might calm him down and we don't intend to breed them.
It will be great to do the regional talk, Jackie - looking forward to that. We once did a regional talk where the projector at the venue didn't work so we used ours. Infortunately the built in screen was really high and Clive worked the projector while standing on a stool, placed on a table with two branch members holding on to his legs. It was hilarious.
Three books at once sounds like inspirational overload, Sonja. But a discerning purchase, I must say.
We trundled up to London in the van and collected another load of books from Michael. Clive drove more slowly this time, so it was much better and we explored Pinner while Michael got the books from the storage place. When we got home we had to unload and stash nearly two thousand books, many of which are now living behind sofas in my house. This works well - the cats love sitting on them, hidden from view - but makes for less floor space. When we got back I sent MW a short email: Home safely, books unloaded, home smaller.