Oliver Burkeman writes a weekly column in the Guardian’s Weekend (colour) magazine. It is always worth reading for its unusual approach to and advice on how we live and how we think.
Last Saturday, I, with several members of my family, had the honour of being a guest at the Christmas dinner of the Capstone Lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffalos (the Buffs).
Thanks to Lez Cann for inviting us and thanks to the Buffs for letting us in! As it has been for the last few years, it was held at the Osborne Hotel and, as always, was an excellent evening. Nick and his team at the hotel have catering for large parties down to a “t”, so the food was good, the wine was good and the company was outstanding. What more could you want?
I was glad to see that our MP, Peter Heaton-Jones, has taken up in parliament the case of Aiden Platt.
Blue Poppy Publishing was set up by local author, Oliver J (Olli) Tooley, initially to publish his own books, but he has subsequently opened it to other, mainly local, authors. I have just seen copies of the two latest publications, both children’s books. I should declare an interest in that I helped fund the publication of both books. However, I have no financial, or other, interest in their success or otherwise.