Yesterday was a strange, frustrating, and
ultimately relaxing day. The day before (Tuesday) I had laboured quite hard
finishing the first proof of Volume One of our mammoth reissue of George
Eberhart's 'Mysterious Creatures'. I also interviewed the ever lovely Judy Dyble
(whom I tease about being a diva, but she is actually nothing of the sort), and
in preparation for a feature in this weekend's 'Gonzo Weekly', I once again
listened to her forthcoming album...twice. It really is magnificent, and I
cannot wait for the rest of the world to hear it.
But I digress, back to yesterday. I got up
early and in a bright mood, skipping downstairs full of the joys of spring in
order to commence my day's activities. I did my emails, and wrote a short piece
about the aforementioned Ms D, and then the Internet died on me. BT announced
that it would take some hours to fix, and then I noticed that somehow I had
picked up one of those ultimately harmless, but annoying browser hijack thingys
that aren't a virus, but behave like one. It turned out that I had actually
picked up two separate ones, so I took the day off, and turned the computer over
to Graham. I spent the day reading 'The Aurelian's Fireside Companion', and
listening to the new Mr Averell CD. In the evening, Dave and Jess came around,
and afterwards Mother and I watched the first part of Patrick Barkham's
excellent new British Butterflies DVD (which I would recommend to anyone). So
all in all, a pleasant day even if I didn't actually achieve
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currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and a not very small orange kitten
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small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his
bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of
social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cats?