Diary 23rd To 25th November 2017

Preston, England
November 26, 2017 8:37am CST
Diary Thursday 23rd November 2017 My first day of being laid off from work, with the work loads being low though I am back in tomorrow. I relaxed at home during the day and headed out to the film making group script reading session in the evening. I stopped to check out a pub called The Withy Tree on route though I found that they kept the beer too cold – real ales should be served at room temperature rather than extra-chilled. The film group enjoyed some of my script ideas and we are potentially filming one of my short pieces next week. I was grateful for the lift home after the meeting and went to bed quickly as I am back in work again tomorrow. Diary Friday 24th November 2017 A full and busy day, though our numbers were down as the other half of the staff were laid off today instead of Thursday. I worked alongside a very nice young lady sorting small parcels for the UK Midlands. I am laid off again on Saturday, though absurdly I was offered overtime then despite this, which I declined. I am now off work until Tuesday. The evening involved the true story telling event at Spark, in the Ham & Jam Café. I’ll write that up separately – suffice to say it was great, and sadly the last event of its kind this year. They will be on again in January. Diary Saturday 25th November 2017 Another day off when I had expected to be working, I caught up with some of my writing projects and then made my second visit to Ham & Jam in 24 hours as I had a ticket to see the brilliant punk poet Attila The Stockbroker in performance. I have seen him before and he was really on form here as ever, moving between political digs at the tabloid media for its biases and hatred, challenges to the Donald Trump and Teresa May regimes, personal heartfelt pieces about losing his closest relatives and his own fortunately successful struggle against bowel cancer. A great night out. Youtube of Attila in action Arthur Chappell
www.attilathestockbroker.com Filmed by DAY IN THE CITY © 2014 www.dayinthecity.co.uk
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov
Nicely spent day off
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
26 Nov
I do not mind being off work as long as there is enough money to take care of needs. It sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy when you are not working.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Nov
Nice to be off work.
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• Preston, England
27 Nov
@celticeagle the time is great but it does reduce the income too
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Nov
@arthurchappell ......This is true.
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• Preston, England
28 Nov
@celticeagle swings and roundabouts I guess - back in today - just catching up on a few posts before leaving the house
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• Bournemouth, England
3 Dec
I saw Attila in 1992 at the Town & Country 2 in London where he was a guest of the brilliant John Otway.
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• Preston, England
3 Dec
@asfarasiknow that would have been a great show for sure
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• Bournemouth, England
3 Dec
@arthurchappell Wild Willy Barrett from the 'Really Free' hit was also there.
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• Preston, England
3 Dec
@asfarasiknow cool - Really Free reminds me of Jilted John
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Nov
Attila the Stockbroker. Never heard of him, but that was quite clever.
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• Preston, England
28 Nov
@teamfreak16 he is also the lead singer of punk band Barnstormer, who supported The Clash and The Jam among others
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Nov
@arthurchappell - Really? That's pretty impressive. Two classic bands.
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• Preston, England
28 Nov
@teamfreak16 yes, two of the biggest of their kind
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
26 Nov
It is odd that they keep laying people off and then some they call back in. Sure would make for a confusing schedule. The true storytelling event does sound like fun.
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• Preston, England
26 Nov
@Corbin5 it gets quite confusing
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@Kandae11 (37122)
26 Nov
Maybe the post office will get busier in December. What a name for a pub - "The Withy Tree"
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• Preston, England
26 Nov
@Kandae11 a type of willow used in basket making