Bloody Saturday again! Didn’t really want to go out, but I had to. Running low on beer for one thing and it is Saturday night!
So what other news? A friend of mine who works in the film industry and who lives in Yorkshire has just informed me that he’s making an official complaint to his local authorities about the behaviour of certain people on a certain site who have been naming him in connection with some secret government ‘conspiracy’ over plans to develop land upon which is situated the alleged grave of the legendary Robin Hood.
Like other people, this person was once a friend of these two people, and he trusted them with confidential information like scripts for proposed film projects. But this hasn’t stopped them ‘turning on him relentlessly’ just for the sake of trying to milk yet more publicity out of the Robin Hood story. Robin Hood and his alleged grave in West Yorkshire has caused quite a lot of this over the years. Some people allege that he is buried in this deserted woodland grave solely on the basis on some stone inscription on the side which says so. There is really no more evidence than the suppositions of a handful of neurotic people; all extremely insipid stuff – especially when the grave – complete with inscription stone is certainly only the result of some Victorian folly.
Please don’t get me wrong. I have always said that the area might be haunted (indeed I have visited the area and the grave myself), but being a haunted place and being the grave of Robin Hood, are two different things entirely!
Anyway, my friend informs me that the relevant authorities are well aware of these particular two people and their persistent trouble-making. One actually thinks this ‘conspiracy’ extends to the owner of the land and has embarked upon a relentless campaign against this 80-year- plus old lady, accusing people (among other things) of ‘cap-doffing’ to her. I can only say that I think this is sheer and utter nonsense and – if anything – only confirms a massive ‘inferiority complex’ on the part of the person making this persistent allegation. If the ‘cap fits’ wear it anybody – and ‘yes’, that WAS intended as a pun! It is really sick.
Now, on to less serious things! I put a new shelf up in the kitchen today. Better re-phase that: I tried to put another shelf up in the kitchen today, but it promptly fell down. Or rather one end did as it hadn’t properly gripped the wall. Problem is, I think, is that it is a Victorian house and the walls have never been re-plastered in my flat. Guess that’s what happens when things get aged.
That also reminds me, I put my little ‘Babs the Witch’ statue up on a shelf in the living room, but I have now turned it round. It really has got such an ugly old face. I know its only a statue but it seemed to keep looking at me! Well, now it can just stare at the wall instead!
Speaking of ‘witches‘, did you know you can buy a lot of these Halloween relics at reduced prices in shops now? I guess they just think – like fireworks – they’ll be well past their sell buy date next year and just want to get rid of the horrid things!
Still got some emails relating to the Metro article to deal with. Not just the old one’s, they’re still coming in! Oh, for a quiet life!
Email back from a very old friend last night who I hadn’t heard from for a long time. Meeting up soon again I hope, as we know a few people in common. She doesn’t live too far away which makes it easier.
Finally, I have done a lot more work on the book today and that end chapter is getting longer and longer. It doesn’t really matter because my priority is to get everything in; not limit it to restricted space. And everything WILL go in; I can assure everyone of that. I wouldn’t keep mentioning it, but everyone keeps asking about it.
Anyway, I’ll take a break now. I’ve done enough writing for today!