The Gazette - August 2006
Edited by Guy Whitehouse
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.
A thank you letter from Peter Price
Just before the prize-giving ceremony for the above tournament, Peter Gibbs, on behalf of the BCA, presented me with a large and heavy package; He accompanied this with some very kind words about me retiring as gazette editor.
Working in liason with our good secretary, Juliet had spent a great deal of time in tracking down some memorable gifts for me and then in wrapping them meticulously in lovely gold paper. Also enclosed was a specially brailled card with some touching words of appreciation.
Opening the package at home revealed:
1) a fine wooden container for CDs, no more plastic covers slipping and sliding about and ending up on the floor;
2) a CD of the romantic poets, surely to be a permanent source of quotations;
3) a beautifully decorated tin of upmarket organic biscuits, and
4) a very special bottle of St. Peter’s fruit beer, a rare brew.
I am really most grateful to the BCA for these presents which I shall variously deploy and enjoy. It was Cicero who said: ‘gratitude is the greatest of all virtues and the parent of all others’. With this thought in mind, I wholeheartedly express my thanks to you all
With very best wishes, yours sincerely,