An elegant sufficiency

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The news is announced

It's been an exhausting but exhilarating day in many ways. Chairing a meeting with 800 in the audience isn't a piece of cake, but when one has news up one's sleeve, the day whizzes by in a blink. Quite how we kept it quiet until "the moment" is amazing, especially since we had TV cameras from BBC, ITV, radio and news reporters there most of the day, who I felt sure would spill the beans by allowing themselves to be overheard.

But we did it. We are thrilled, as were the audience, who broke into spontaneous applause. Having kept this secret since last June, I was pleased, at last, to share it!

4 Comments:

  • Congratulations Gill, though I doubt if the likes of us will be good enough for you now that you are hobnobbing with Royalty(smile)
    Are you going to ask her to join AD? I'm sure she'd enjoy it as much as we do. How could you keep it secret all that time?

    By Blogger MargaretR, at 6:33 pm  

  • oh great idea mags - she would love dodgers ............a real safe place to unload!

    Sara

    By Blogger Zaz, at 8:37 pm  

  • Brilliant Gill, do we have to curtsy to you now? agree with Mags and Sara, she would love AD. Looking forward to the next calendar!
    Maggie

    By Blogger Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese, at 9:31 pm  

  • Yes, that is wonderful news for your Federation! Sounds like it was a pretty exciting Spring Council.

    By Blogger susoolu, at 11:23 am  

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