After a long break, TAC was delighted to hear recently from Andy "Prospect" Mayhew, occasionally of this parish and erstwhile secretary of the MBA. He's had to backburner literary and organisational interests through moving into the licensed trade - and has recently upgraded to an hotel in deepest Cotswoldshire. We would give its name and address so that errant TAC readers could pop in for an Albion pint, but true to his MBA roots, Andy won't reveal the name of the place, nor give any indication as to its precise location ...
Mick Furey, due an article in the pre-Christmas TAC30, warms up this time by suggesting that the ultimate acronymic tautology (TACs passim) is surely the mighty triptych "SAM surface-to-air missile".
Various copies of each TAC are shoved into envelopes and shipped off overseas: current subscribers hang out in Austria, Canada, Essex, Germany, Ireland, Macedonia, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the US of A. The non-EC of these require green customs slips to be attached, and one recently arrived with the phrase "dangerous article" ringed by a zealous official. Good to see our reputation - and not just our subscription database - now extends worldwide!
Ann Bowker recently logged her complete round of the 155 Welsh Marilyns with a lovely autumnal ascent of 532m Mwdwl-eithin. This followed a torrential day spent "mopping up" in both literal and bagging senses, with four inches of rain landing on Capel Curig inside 24 hours
Incidentally, TAC would be keen to hear from anyone in a position to confirm or deny a rumour. Along with fancy cagoules, not-brilliantly-waterproof boots and the like, we hear that WL Gore plc, manufacturers of their eponymous tex, also do a nice sideline in dental floss. Can this really be true?