Today was foggy first thing, shiny sunshine later and clouded up in the afternoon, ending in more storms tonight. Metaphorically speaking. I don't know what the weather was like actually, as I've been making the most of a comfy sofa and rubbish telly, taking a sickie.
I did learn about the Acoustic Kitty project though. The CIA put a bug in a cat (a real one) as one of their espionage targets used to let cats roam freely in and out of his conference room. They put the battery in its stomach and a transmitter in its foreleg. The antennae ran down its spine. (See? My day was not wasted, despite having a cold and an ear infection.) The cat had other ideas and did its own thing, much like the cats on Oakdale who frequently wander off and have been found in the vicinity of the Town Council offices. The CIA put out a rumour that Acoustic Kitty had been run over, but admitted for the program that it had in fact lived a long and happy life in a family home once the bug was removed. I will be checking that my cats really do just have identification chips in and have not been consorting with Secret Squirrels on the Green.
Tomorrow could be shiny once again for you, if you venture out to Holy Trinity Church, Primrose Hill. You could buy shiny presents for Christmas from some shiny, happy people, including those who run Vibe.
Up to 8 children now go to this fab youth group from Oakdale, several in our family car. They are so keen to go that they start turning up around 5pm to check whether Mr Reeves will be able to give them a lift. It's an open access group that does activities like baking bread over camp fires and eating hotdogs (always popular with Mr Reeves). Anyway, if you would like to go along and support all the hard work that's put in through the year by the leaders and have some fun at the same time, go along to Holy Trinity at 7.30pm. If you would like to come to Vibe (11-18 year olds), then please visit their page on Lydney Parish website: http://www.lydneyparish.org.uk/vibe.html