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One down ...
One down ...
So the first event of the year is now history, and what an extremely enjoyable event it was. Kate Morgan-Clare standing in for our usual children's craft supremo did a great job in the BookBurrow, the group of Valentine's stalls were all appreciated, Gareth Rees-Roberts playing was wonderful (even if I will never be able to pronounce the name of Atahuelpa Yupanqui). Nor should the effect on the general mood of the complimentary glasses of Prosecco be understated. Altogether a wonderful event, and a great start to the year. Although how one of our regular customers can really think the two volume Everyman edition of Das Kapital is a suitable Valentine's day present is another matter.
So one down, and many more to come. Next up is the Tree Walk with Professor Charles Watkins. More of the tickets for this were snapped up yesterday, but there are still a few places. This truly will be one of the landmark events of the year, and I don't think that you would want to have to tell your grandchildren that you missed it. Charles is a truly inspiring speaker, and Brampton Bryan is one of the most important and historic parks in England, home of interesting ancient trees, and I believe, some very rare lichens. Take those sensible walking boots out of the closet and come and mark the start of Spring in a proper way.
Finally it is Lettice's last day on Monday, and I would not want to see her go without passing on our thanks for the work she has done over the last 9 months. When she joined us in June last year things were still somewhat in flux, and her calm and humourous personality was a real balm. She is off to London ahead of starting an art degree next autumn, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours!
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