It has been a busy day today because, apart from packing for our trip to London tomorrow and Thursday, this afternoon I left yet another unsuspecting audience stunned into submission by my talk entitled Will's Women: A Nun, a Tart and a Dark Lady. It was an all-female audience which, given that the talk concentrates on the fact that William Shakespeare was, in the words of Monty Python, "A very naughty boy", meant that I had to tread carefully and delicately - big fail! The fact is that 'our Will' was as fascinated with sex, in all its manifestations, as the rest of us and so any investigation of his works uncovers simply oodles of naughtiness. Still, never mind, the ladies of the Women's Institute are made of stern stuff and they took it all without blinking, in fact some of the elder ladies were nodding quietly and smiling at one or two points! They even gave me a cup of tea and a home-made cake afterwards!
I'm away for the next two days, back on Friday but, hey-ho, on Saturday morning I'm off again on a special romantic weekend - yes of course I'm taking the 'Memsahib', wouldn't dare otherwise! However, I am conscious of failing to respond to the many comments floating around but be assured, normal service will resume next week!