A Slight Hiatus ...

OK, I'll confess, I haven't been busy writing, the hiatus is caused by the demands of our garden and our two Shelties in the main, but I have also had two excursions to the UK to fit in. The first was just for pleasure, a brief visit to Whitstable in Kent to catch up with my daughter, meet friends of hers and visit Chatham Historic Dockyard. It was made more interesting by virtue of my using the Eurostar from Brussels for the first time. The second visit was to Manchester and that was to attend my eldest daughter's graduation from Manchester University.

It was a very proud moment for me as a parent, to see my daughter receive her BSc (Hons) in Trust and Estate Management, a major milestone for anyone. That she has achieved it in a part-time learning environment is even more to her credit.

As a fan of Terry Pratchett's Unseen University stories, I can never attend an event like this without having what I call a "TP Moment" when the Faculty's Senior Staff aka 'the Wizards' take their seats...

I'm pretty sure I could identify the Chairs of Recent Runes, Cruel and Unusual Geography, Invisible Writings, High Energy Magic and, of course, The Dean ...

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