Well judging from the lack of comments, that last posting "2 weeks in Basel" (now deleted - but now reinstated, see comments for background) obviously went down like a lead balloon. It was a departure from my norm and obviously not to my readers' tastes.
Blogging is an experimental art - we live and learn.
I'll be back sometime over the next few days with another posting.
HERE'S THE ORIGINAL POST (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!).
I thought I'd share with you an interesting exchange of real e-mails that went between various people who organise fund raising/social events locally. For confidentiality reasons I won't identify the organisation or the real names of the people involved.
A recent event was themed as a ladies "pamper" evening just prior to Valentines Day. The chief organiser, let's call her "Brenda" is pregnant and wasn't well in the week leading up to the event so her husband took over her organising duties. Another helper, let's call him "George" enjoyed working with Brenda's husband and teased her with how much better it had been working with him instead of Brenda.
The event proved to be very successful - both as a community event and financially.
A couple of weeks have since passed and now the organising committee (Brenda, George, Susan, William and Troy) have just exchanged the following e-mails:-
Brenda : "I will have to give my parting goodbyes at this point as I am going to be as lazy as possible from now until the baby comes"
George : "does this mean your husband will be stepping in"
Brenda : "Hmmmmm unfortunately not. You seem to have taken a keen liking to him!"
George : "He's nicer than you!"
Brenda : "So you've said before. I'm sure he'll be afraid, very afraid when I pass on your unswerving compliments....or maybe not?"
George : "Maybe you don't know your husband as well as you think?"
Susan : "Hi everybody, when did we say we would meet again? Can't find my notes at the moment. George, I can arrange for some support if you are thinking of coming out of the closet so to speak."
William : "By my calculations we have four Tuesdays to choose before Easter. I can make the 16th or 30th March..."
Troy : "I can't make the 30th but I'm okay with the 16th after 7.15pm"
George : "I cannot do either as I am in Basel for 2 weeks"
Troy : "Having read the string of previous e-mails, I hope you and Basel have a happy two weeks together. PS - I don't think you needed to have been so graphic about it though!"