Could you send me your mobile number? I'm 07531469637. If that's OK I'll give you a call when I finish up at the embassy to let you know how I'm going....and to get instructions for finding you! Ta, Rachael
Thanks for the update on Tuesday. I hadn't realised it was a bit out of London so I suspect I won't be able to get there for 11.30am: my appointment is at the French Embassy and I've been warned that it could take hours! Could you let me know what time you think the session itself will start (sounds like you were having lunch first?) and if time goes well and I can get there before you start I'll jump on a train? Rachael
Thanks Deborah! I had the meeting in my diary, but a number of things cropped up, work and personal stuff, so couldn't get over to St Albans. I hope you had a good time. How many turned up this time? What did you discuss?
I am away on 26th Oct as it's half term.
Do keep in touch.
Thanks for your comment Deborah. I hope you are keeping well!
I'm waiting on a number of opportunities to find out the outcomes - holiday time is always a bit frustrating getting hold of folk. Still, gives time for loads of other things!
I'll need to let you know whether I can make it on 21st.
Hi Deborah, I'm again using Comment Wall because the message reply system is not working here (I've reported it to Leif).
Replies are (confusingly) interspersed with your text.
Apologies for disturbing you in France. I rang on the off-chance you were goung in for Amed's writers group which at the last minute I decided to attend. Was going to see if we could train in together.
Re next st albans group.
Will post date as Mon 21st as no one's objected.
Re venue - I looked at the Quaker's library (Upper latimore Road), which is perfect but like everywhere else has no nearby parking. As quite a few people will drive I'd like to suggest we meet at my house 104 Gurney Court Avenue. Will be cosy, but free and easy parking, which is more important. David B. and Beryl said they thought my sitting room would be OK, and since then I've moved the furniture to make more room. Please tell me how you feel about this suggestion asap so we can post as EVent on website.M I haven't found anywhere else to meet with free, available parking.
OK WITH ME
Have fun, Deb ps would value your thoughts on process, but understand if you're busy. Did you read David Shepherd's excellent suggestion?
YES, LOOKS LIKE A GOOD START
Thanks for your call. I'm back now from France, departing tomorrow (Tues lunchtime) for Germany, returning Friday evening.
Hope to pick up emails/texts/messages from time to time.
Thank you again for your welcome incisiveness. Don't ever allow anyone to blunt your edge. I look forward to seeing you on 21 August, when I know that your contribution will be invaluable. Kind regards. Bob
Feedback very welcome, Deb. There's an element of "in the land of the blind ..." here. I didn't realise there was a limit on e-mail length. I notice that in the e-mail section you can select recipients from a drop down list of friends. But we don't seem to be friends yet ... ?
Great thoughts. Sadly, I shan't be able to make Council meeting on 2 October, so I'll miss f-2-f experience of your energy and drive. Perhaps we can make up for that if you're coming to the AMED Writers' Group on 21 August?
It's too late in the day for me to respond usefully to your interesting observations here (remember, I'm a(n early) morning person!). Just to be clear, I'm not advocating application of the Law of Requisite Variety - merely pondering it's implications. Let's add this to our telephone/Skype conversation.
Thank you for such an lengthy and energetic comment. I can see that you're spoiling for a fight! I don't have time to respond at length now, but in the spirit of blended networking, maybe we could arrange a telephone or Skype conversation? There's much to discuss.
And yes - Bramshill is the Police College. I'm glad you came to the AGM - and the the Networking Workshop which preceded it. Speak soon? Kind regards. Bob
Hi Deborah, hello from a fellow St Albanite. Sounds like a good discussion on systems - but hard to follow on comment walls. May be worth someone pasting it into a discussion or a blog, so it's easier to read and join in.
One of the problems with this on-line stuff is that is eats up so much time. I've been plugging away getting our AMED LinkedIn group set up and on the sidelines sorting the AGM - whilst also revamping my website to prepare it to tie in to another that I'm about to launch. So poor old Stacey is on the shelf for now.
That said, I think you've hit the general drift just right in your note. Love the 'White hat' comment, and the observation about ignorance / reticence to look too closely. What has really bugged me with Stacey is the frequency with which he repeats his mantra as if to convert an assertion to proof. And I haven't got that far with this particular volume... which is perhaps why other tasks seemed so much more appealing for now.
Perhaps we'll catch up at the AGM - are you coming along?