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Some more news about Trev’s death, and it’s relatively good news (inasmuch as there can be such a thing).

We’ve had the results of the “deep” tests back and these have also failed to show any detectable cause of death.  There needs to be an inquest now, Conny tells me, as any unexplained death must be signed off by a judge.

So, not really good news, but there’s some comfort to be taken from the fact there was nothing anyone could have done to save Trev.

On a happier note, there’s a busy weekend coming up for us.  Tonight we’re braving the rush hour in order to get to Swindon in time for a birthday celebration – my twin uncles are both 50 (one of them, Graham, has an always interesting and entertaining blog at the Foghorn Bloghorn).

Happy birthday Brian and Graham – looking forward to the party tonight. 🙂

Then, on Saturday, we race back to London in order to prepare for Millie’s family birthday party on Sunday.  Which reminds me – I need to book tickets for Must Come Down at Cecil Sharp House, home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

It’s “a joyful, energetic and unique celebration of the power and grace of English traditional dance. A reaffirmation that the tradition is alive and evolving. A exuberant spectacle of vitality and passionate dance wrapped in a cloak of beautiful music, stunning singing and heart-stopping stories.

Jackie Oates

It would also be Millie’s first time at a proper “grown-up” gig in the evening.  She loves dancing, she loves stories and she loves the singer and musician Jackie Oates, who will be playing, so I thought we might give it a try…

But returning to this weekend: the Lovely Melanie’s parents have kindly agreed to stay Sunday night and Monday, too, so that we can go out together on Monday night when, in a rare collision of our interests, comics writer, wizard and musician Alan Moore will be speaking to comedian Stewart Lee at the British Library about The Universes of Alan Moore.

I seem to be spending quite a lot of time at the British Library of late.  Mostly because of their excellent celebration of science fiction, Out Of This World, which has been going on for a few weeks.

I saw Stewart Lee’s standup routine a few years back on my birthday and it was the funniest thing I had ever seen.  At one point I could hardly catch my breath from laughing so hard.  Alan Moore I’ve also seen a few times, too, and he never ever fails to be entertaining, funny and beguiling.

He is, of course, a bit mad, too; but in the best possible sense.

Stewart Lee and Alan Moore together promises to be a marvellous night, so I’m very glad the Lovely Melanie and I can go together. 🙂

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