One of the few items in my diary these days was a Farewell Reception for Gillian Durrant, who has been our excellent Mayor of Newbury this year. It was a most joyous event made even more joyous due to sponsorhip of the wine by Gardner Leader and some excellent fare from New Greenham Tandoori.
I mentioned that I am now spending a lot of time going up to my calendar and admiring the gaps. At 8.45pm I apologised and left, saying that I had recorded a new episode of Taggart which I wanted to watch. Joy!