Friday, 30 September 2011
The Moffat News today yesterday reported, correctly, that Moffat Book Events withdrew an initial application to Annandale and Eskdale area committee for funds. What was not reported is that, following guidance on the presentation of our accounts, we have re-submitted the application for our Oct 15 event. Once non-repeatable 'start-up' costs, which were anticipated (and met by our sponsor), were extracted from ongoing costs and ticket sales, our April event broke even - as we expect our forthcoming Jeans or Genes? to do. The paper that books are printed on comes from trees, and I am happy to say I spent yesterday in a forest of those trees twenty miles north of Moffat,. The trees thrive in warm, wet conditions, so yesterday was ideal for them - you could practically hear them smile.