Up early tomorrow and off on the train first thing to Hexham. Speaking at a big dinner in Wansbeck Friday night, then spending most of the day in Prudhoe Saturday - make sure you come to the Prudhoe Christmas fair, which I am really looking forward to.
Also, have to sign and sort just over 1000 christmas cards - although this is always a pleasure as a group of us hole up in a warm house in Humshaugh this weekend, and work like feverish postmen to get the job done. Apologies if you get the 1000th card I sign as my handwriting might begin to disintegrate by then!
My thanks to the Minerva Centre, who I have supported by buying all the xmas cards from [do not worry I pay for this not the taxpayer]. They are an inspiring centre based in Hexham: their mission is to help those with different learning abilities realise their full potential as individuals by providing craft, design and general art training. They aspire to develop individual strengths and build on self-esteem and self-confidence through the courses and practical work experience offered.
It is run by special people - check it out when you are next in Hexham: