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Ruth GrimsleyThis Diary contains the self moderated personal thoughts of Sheffield`s Bard of Broomhill - Ruth Grimsley. The website editor and Words & Things Group do not always endorse her opinions or any other persons who may wish to contribute.

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970 - The Hon. Gawain Crumblington-Crumb
Mr Boyd was awfully nice about it, and said he'd about finished what he wanted to say: but it was most unedifying. And the more...er....low class Sunday papers made a meal of it, exposing us on their gossip pages to ridicule for being cultural snobs. But that won't happen this time round - the subject of the conference is definitely NOT upper class
11 March 2018

969 - Gisele Crumblington-Crumb
- oh yes, I remember. Our star guest speaker, Mr William Boyd, was just concluding his speech when the conference room was wrecked when that wretched Lanzarotean cat Conchita got chased through it by about 40 local tomcats
11 March 2018

968 - The Hon. Gawain Crumblington-Crumb
I wouldn't say they mean nothing, but as I age, I find myself becoming exhausted by the responsibility. It would be different if any of our children wanted to take up the burden, but none of them does. And these events can go horribly wrong, and that's started to make me nervy. I mean look what happened two years sgo, when we ran a conference on the writing of Fiction -
11 March 2018

967 - Ruth Grimsley
Well, he's had the cheek to say that he agrees with Dr Littlewood's diagnosis. He thinks I AM manic
21 January 2018 - Dovedale Ward, Sheffield

966 - Gisele Crumblington-Crumb
Well, it's your castle, Gawain, and it's yours to sell if you want, the family entail having been severed by your great-grandfather and your grandfather. But as castle-owner and chatelaine, we have dignity and status and celebrity. And we maintain the family tradition. Do these things mean nothing to you?
11 March 2018

965 - The Hon. Gawain Crumblington-Crumb
Oh hell These events are such a lot of disagreeable work. I've come to HATE them. Can't we just flog the venerable place to a foreign kleptocrat, and buy a modern house a twentieth of the size a mile or so outside Hereford?
11 March 2018

964 - Gisele Crumblington-Crumb
Yes, I'm afraid we do, Gawain. That is, if we want to keep the Castle going. The East Wing's just about to fall down under the weight of the Observatory. And we have the money neither for that serious repair nor for routine maiintenance. We need the entrance fees and the sponsorship deals and the broadcasting revenues. AND all the attendant publicity, which secures our future profitability
11 March 2018

963 - The Hon. Gawain Crumblington-Crumb
Oh Gisele, do we REALLY have to have yet another conference here?
11 March 2018 - Crumbling Castle

962 - Ruth Grimsley
He's always said he doesn't hold with Mothers Day, he thinks it's a commercial con. And he never contacts me in connection with it. I reminded him of this, and he said that was right, he still didn't believe in celebrating Mothers Day, but he knew that I did, and this year he wanted to show some solidarity as I wasn't well. Aw, shucks
11 March 2018 - Chateau Grimsley

961 - Tiddles
What's amazing about that? It IS Mothers Day, and he's your son
11 March 2018 - Kensington

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