Thank you everyone for leaving me room to grieve over the past few weeks. I have been at Corinna's house in Lincolnshire, and have spent my time quietly, basically recuperating and reflecting on the events of the past few months. Since early June I have been living in my old family home, looking after my father, and - perforce - the CFZ has had to take a back seat for the past few months. However, all that is about to change.
Mark and I return to the office on Tuesday, and as of Wednesday the CFZ will be completely open for business once more. Oll Lewis is moving down on a full time basis in the next few weeks and will be taking up the role of Ecological Director of the CFZ. We will also be establishing a brand new charitable trust to administer the museum, and hope that building work will have commenced on the museum building by the early summer. Also due for construction is our new laboratory, and we hope that by the time of the Weird Weekend, visitors will have something worth looking at.
On the subject of the Weird Weekend, we have just added a new speaker - renowned Swiss cryptozoologist Andreas Trottmann. This is shaping up to be the biggest and best event yet, so I urge you all to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment...
By the way - we were going to make this announcement on Valentine's Day, but sadly that was the day that my father died. Corinna has proved herself to be a woman of unsound mind, and has agreed to marry me. She must be bonkers!