- Published: 12 May 2021 12 May 2021
A quietish Sunday that started with a fine breakfast but then continued with a tricky visit from Tony and Teresa Carmedy where I sought their discretion until after Wednesday. Then to visit Dad's grave at the cemetery for some peaceful thought.
This evening, a few phone calls to make and receive so as to plan before meeting the other political group leaders in the morning and one received from Steve Bloom for the first time in ages.
It was still warm and sunny today and I had a bit of a quiet time between tasks. A little lay in and then I found Diana in bed with me and so we stayed together a while before breakfast. I was showered, shaved and dressed by the time breakfast was ready and also managed to wash my hair as it was itchy after I got it cut yesterday. A nice meal that Diana had cooked, and we all enjoyed it although poor Della seems to be sickening for something. After the meal, I tended the conservatory fish and doves outside and enjoyed a little time out there as it was so still and warm. Then to the swimming pool which I gave a good vacuum to as I had the chance. I was just finishing this off when Tony and Teresa Carmedy came round to see me after I was trying to get hold of him yesterday.
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I invited them into my office for coffee and sat with them chatting about the situation. I put to him that we still did not have confirmation of whether his exact criminal offence disqualified him from being a councillor, nor knew what the procedure would be for finding a replacement if he could not become one. We do not know whether there would have to be a by-election of whether the next candidate would be promoted above him. In view of this and the sensitive discussions that are going on over the Mayor-making, I asked him for total discretion until after Wednesday. We would then either dismiss the concern and go ahead; or get him to decline to take up his seat for "unforeseen personal reasons". I saw no reason why the matter had to come out either way.
Once he had gone, I set off in the car to visit Dad's grave at the cemetery. It was very peaceful and nice up there and I was glad I went and thought of him. Then home to work on my Income Summary for the past financial year, which was quite complicated to do. A nice roast beef lunch which I enjoyed and then back to work, breaking off later to take a tray of tea down to the riverside for more relaxation. I got down to work a bit more this evening and also had a few phone calls to make and receive so as to plan before meeting the other political group leaders in the morning. I heard from Steven Bloom for the first time in ages and will be going to the East Coast Boat Show on Thursday. The news is still dominated by political campaigning as the latest by-election soon goes to the polls.