Gee but it''s great to be back home...

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Derek Jones

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thank you Simon for filling the gap on the F&C blog spot while I was away. I know the Brighton Museum well and have enjoyed the slightly left of centre collection of art and objects that it has on display for as long as I can remember. It was a regular haunt when I was growing up and with the cyclical nature of things it’s a popular destination on a rainy day for my family when we’re at a loose end and heading in that direction. Depending on which way you look at it, I’ve got more loose ends than I know what to do with since getting back off holiday. Holiday’s are great and after the exhaustion of travelling has worn off the benefit of spending time way from the work melee starts to pay off; renewed vigour, supreme mental agility and a fresh view of things. In fact I’m seriously considering proposing that we all take more time off in future so that we come to work better prepared. All those in favour say ‘I’. All those that didn’t take a holiday.

There are a couple of things I’d like you to do for me over the next few weeks if you wouldn’t mind. The first is to finish off that plane restoration project you’ve been working on and get the pictures over to me for the gallery article we’re looking to run in the magazine shortly. The second is to take a good hard look at the last few issues of the magazine in preparation for a reader survey that will appear in F&C 212. It’s been a while since we attempted to gather information in any formal capacity to use to shape the magazine and I hope you’ll respond in significant numbers to make the process a useful one. It might be that we leave things just the way they are, which is fine as long as we know. Time flies when you"re having fun and there"s still time to get your entry in for the Triton Woodworker of the Year competition. The closing date is 31st October. Full details can be found here

That’s it for now, front cover to sign off and a mass of correspondence to deal with and my morning cuppa has just landed.

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