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Another day in the cupboard

Last night, another meeting, but in a pub. Rather more social, too, and some fairly important decisions got made. More people turned up, as well, so we're gradually getting towards where we need to be (although if anyone's still interested . . .)

The Holyrood was quiet, and the gents' wasn't awash in piss.  On the other hand, they were out of Addlestone's. Later we adjourned to the Hoose, where they did have Addlestone's, as the people whose ears I bent were too well aware.

I seem to have tomorrow off, and it also seems to be spring. This combination means I should probably mow the lawn. Fortunately it's a very small lawn.
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If they're desparate for torch bearers then I can do the actual walking in a procession part of the job.
But I don't have time for all the costume making etc, (even if RSI wasn't a factor).
We're almost there, torchie-wise -- assuming everyone on my list turns up in the next week or so.

What we're really crying out for, though, is stewards for the procession: the role Jed and xenophanean took last year.

Stewarding's not quite as exciting as torchbearing - unless things go very wrong indeed, but it does have a significantly lower time commitment (thinks: how many perfid_albion folk are involved in Beltane already?)
> We're almost there, torchie-wise -- assuming everyone on my list turns up in the next week or so.

Glad to hear it.

I'd hope to do that next year when I don't have a dissertation to write and an assortment of interesting family matters to deal with, but this year it's just not realistic.


> Stewarding's not quite as exciting as torchbearing - unless things go very wrong indeed, but it does have a significantly lower time commitment

To say that I'm short of time just now is a bit like saying that the sea is slightly wet, but if you're absolutely desparate for people and can cope with my not turning up to all the pre-meetings (I'm thinking that might be unwise from a liability point of view, but let me know if it isn't...) then give me a call.



> how many perfid_albion folk are involved in Beltane already?

Almost all of them in some capacity or other... :-)
and the gents' wasn't awash in piss. On the other hand, they were out of Addlestone's.

I hope these two items weren't connected!