Diary 9th To 11th January 2019

Photo taken by me – my 2019 diary
Preston, England
January 11, 2019 2:37pm CST
Diary Wednesday 9th January 2019 My first visit to the university this month and for once, not for voluntary work but for a book club group meeting. We discussed our reactions to Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go Went Gone, which I’ll review in a forthcoming post on here soon. The meeting was very relaxed and friendly and everyone had interesting thoughts on the book. This is the first decent book club I have been involved in, and run well they are well worth getting involved with. Diary Thursday 10th To 11th January 2019 I found out that my first pub signs book is on good course for its April launch. I have seen the front cover art which looks great and the final drafts should be with me in the next few weeks in PDF format. I went to the job club to job search there and edited some of my photo files too. In the evening I went to the local film making group meeting but no one else turned up. I called in a couple of pubs on the way home. I fear the group may not survive much longer which will be very sad. Diary Friday 11th January 2019 A news reporter, Diane Oxberry died today. This was quite sad news as she interviewed me on my science fiction hobby a few years back and she was very nice to talk to. I spent the day online catching up on my writings and more job searching. My basic cooking skills book, by Delia Smith arrived today. Arthur Chappell
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@LadyDuck (195499)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
I am sorry about Diane Oxberry, she was only 51, too young to die. Good luck with your cooking book.
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• Preston, England
13 Jan
@LadyDuck yes, younger than me - terribly sad
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@LadyDuck (195499)
• Switzerland
14 Jan
@arthurchappell She was a nice woman, it's really sad.
• Preston, England
14 Jan
@LadyDuck so much potential for more from her
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@simplfred (6576)
• Philippines
11 Jan
RIP to her. Seems like you are a fan of cooking.
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• Preston, England
11 Jan
@simplfred I am no expert - aiming to learn
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@simplfred (6576)
• Philippines
11 Jan
@arthurchappell That's the start of being one. Goodluck! I'm just a fan of frying things like eggs.
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• Preston, England
12 Jan
@simplfred yes, eggs are always good
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@xander6464 (7888)
• Wapello, Iowa
12 Jan
Sorry about the reporter and the film making group but congratulations on the pub sign book going well. Have you picked a recipe from the new book for your first attempt?
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• Preston, England
12 Jan
not yet, quite a few will need me to get the ingrediants in first - at the moment not even got eggs in
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• Wapello, Iowa
12 Jan
@arthurchappell That is one of the bigger drawbacks of cooking, always having to have the ingredients on hand.
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• Preston, England
13 Jan
@xander6464 yes, that is why I hate a lot of cooking shows - they assume we all have the ingredients in the cupboard already - the lobster thermadore shelf is bare here
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@responsiveme (21532)
• India
13 Jan
Are you going to learn cooking from that. I like the concept of a bookclub but that is not going to happen where I live Sorry to read about Diane Oxberry.it is sad when there is a loss , too early ..
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• Preston, England
13 Jan
@responsiveme I'll get some tips and easy recipes from the cook book - the book club is run by the university here so it is well organized
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• India
14 Jan
@arthurchappell I would so like to be a member of a bookclub
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• Preston, England
14 Jan
@responsiveme You could start one off
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@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
12 Jan
Oh gosh I remember that reporter..have seen her. Wonder what happened to her RIP Glad the book club was good Arthur. Sorry to hear about the film club may not survive. I hope to see your book of pub signs soon. Cant wait now to see what you will whip up in your kitchen with your new book!!
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• Preston, England
13 Jan
@Courage7 the meals won't be too exciting or adventerous
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@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
13 Jan
@arthurchappell Nourishing and comforting is best
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Jan
She was very young, very sad. I also hink the film group won't survive if noone shows up. I'm glad your other adventures were more thrilling
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Good luck with cooking. And very sensible to start with basic recipes.
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