Tuesday, January 16, 2007

No News

How nice to see the sun again and have a let up in the windy weather. The days are growing noticeably longer now, which makes you feel spring is not so far away.

This morning we finished cataloguing all Thea's books and the library had its official opening with the cutting of a ribbon. Before lunch we visited the village library to check out the numbering system of the fiction and non-fiction books. We were surprised to find that the fiction books had no call numbers but were merely arranged in alphabetical order. We asked the librarian if he could recommend a web site that might provide a more detailed list of the Dewey Decimal Classification numbers. He suggested we look at the cilip (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) web site. I've had a quick look but haven't been able to find anything.

Whilst we were in the library we bought some tickets for Snow White, which is being staged in the church hall by the local amateur dramatics group. We are all looking forward to seeing it tomorrow evening as their productions are usually extremely good.

On our journey home from the library we decided to walk back through the fields and along the river bank, it was lovely. Nell enjoyed a dip in the river, too cold for us.

We spent the afternoon baking and looking at the box of books from The Book People that Nanna had bought us. I am particularly impressed with the set of How To Guides that tell you everything you need to know about the hottest topics in the world today. The Usborne Big Book of Things to Draw looks pretty good too.

The fruit scones and marble buns turn out well, there are very few left! No news on the job front so I guess that's a non starter and its time to move onto the next opportunity.

I have received a letter in a House of Commons envelope, confirmation of my 10 minute meeting with our local MP. I am going to speak to him about the DfES consultation on home education. Hmmm given the generous time allocation I had better ensure I am well prepared.

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