October 14th, 2011,
- and apologies for taking so long and being probably the last to
to GEARplus News of Members.
Good to hear
from and about you all - not least Peter (as ever leading the way),
Tony, Wim and Graham. Whose emails have I missed?
As for Menneer,
well, I deny authorship, Wim, of any GEAR anthem. Denials are
especially for me. I have a notoriously fallible memory. Who can
evidence that I am in denial?
The problem of
course with retirement that, I am sure, we all experience is that one
BUSY. How did we have any time for our employers?
If you want to
track what Menneer has been up to in recent times, google:
The UK Voice of the Listener
& Viewer (VLV) website, where you will find a press release
about a major UK study of the problems that people have in hearing
in TV programmes and the broadcasters have been persuaded to do
it. Go to Latest News on
VLV website. Then
Audibility of Speech on
Television, Press Release, 15 March.
Church House, Crowcombe, the website for the 16th century community building in
our village that I assist in managing on behalf of the community - that
wish to HIRE!
- The Phoenix Singers
chamber choir of which I am a member and current chairman.
- The Chapel Royal,
Palace, of which I am a Trustee of the newly set up Choral
Foundation. We are
raising a mere £1.5m for the Chapel and its choir. Our own website will
in a few weeks.
If you find
yourselves in the south west of England, a visit to Stable Cottage is
for All GEARplus members.
all - and a belated Happy New Year to you.
Taunton TA4 4AA
+44 (0)1984 618263