dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #661

Gill Othen gill at othen.fslife.co.uk
Wed Jun 11 14:52:08 EDT 2003


>
> Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 15:49:12 +0100
> From: minnow at belfry.org.uk
> Subject: Pub-meet (provisional)
>
> Kylie wrote:
>
> >I would be happy to arrange my travels around a dinner like this!!  2nd
of
> >September to the 7th of September is when I'll be there.
>
> And Philip wrote:
>
> >Wow.  This is a frightening idea!  Yes!  Yes!
>
> (Why is it frightening?  DWJ isn't a Scary Lady, she's a Good Thing.)
>
> and DWJ says:
>
> her calendar has nothing on September 6th, and she has now pencilled in
> going-to-a-pub-in-Bristol and talking *with* people on that date.  She
> suggests the Saturday rather than any other day because people may be at
> work during the week.
>
> Her caveats are:
>
> [1] she has to go to Edinburgh at the end of August for the Festival, and
> although she is flying there and back, if it has a bad effect on her and
> leaves her laid up she won't be able to keep an engagement to sit in a pub
> for any length of time a week later
>
> [2] somebody else can do any arranging that's needed because she's blowed
> if she will, but she wants to have a say in which pub it is
>
> [3] she expects to be ferried to and from the pub in question -- but she
> will forego the stretch limo, an ordinary car will do... (There's no way a
> stretch limo could get to DWJ's house anyhow.)
>
> So it looks as if this pub-meet might be a workable possibility.  If DWJ
is
> not able to do it, she will let us know as soon as she possibly can -- she
> is always reluctant to make long-term commitments, simply because she so
> hates to let people down by having a sprained ankle/major back
pain/chronic
> arthritis flared up -- so that nobody comes to Bristol on a sleeveless
> errand.
>
> I will research local pubs and find one that combines reasonable food (and
> a cook who knows that 'lactose free' means *no milk at all, no, not even
> butter in the margarine*) with reasonable peace and quiet, even on a
> Saturday.
>
> Once that's been done and DWJ has approved the pub (probably by having
> lunch there and sampling the beer just to be on the safe side) I'll post
> details to the list, like how to get to the pub and at roughly what time
> DWJ plans to be there.
>
> Does that sound a sensible way to proceed?  And is anyone else up for it?


YES, YES, YES!!!!!


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