It is appropriate to put in an archive picture today because it was also the day of the annual archivists’ lunch in the Crown Hotel.
We have a good squad of volunteers at the moment and with their various partners, seventeen sat down to eat with only two absentees. The food was good and the conversation animated. We had a room to ourselves and the whole affair was voted a success by those present.
Mrs Tootlepedal had to leave promptly at the end of the meal to attend a meeting of the Embroiderers’ Guild, where she learnt to do interesting things with a sponge and some felt. She was very pleased with her first attempts.
There are absolutely no bird pictures today because from morning to night, it has been blowing a gale and raining. I did try to take one just to give a general picture of the desolation but it was not even worth processing.
I lingered after the meal for more conversation and a glass of wine and then returned home to do some archive work. I started by optical character reading a scan of the parish magazine of May 1965 and adding it to the collection of magazines already on the website and then I entered a couple of weeks of the E&L into the database.
I had intended to have a feta cheese and potato bake for my tea but I had done so well at the lunch that I settled for a light cheese omelette instead. As I type this, the wind is still whistling round the house in a very ferocious manner and the rain is still battering on our end wall so I hope we all survive the night and are here again tomorrow when the forecast is somewhat more benign.