MY planned friendly jibe at Councillor Elliott's "dress code" remarks fell flat when Jim turned out to be an apology for tonight's council meeting. All councilmen wore ties with the exception of Deputy Mayor Farrell who dispensed with his when he noticed Cr Elliott's empty seat, and Cr Graham was again wearing his kilt, sporran and dinner-shirt ensemble.
It was a most productive meeting, with all councillors (and a gallery of 11 onlookers) in good humour. This was especially evident when all present kindly forgave my confusion over which item I was debating at one stage. This was particularly embarrassing because I had got myself into a muddle over one of my own motions. It reminded me that the same thing occasionally happened to my friend and former councillor Richard Parker, so it can't be all bad.
So, instead of giving you a council report tonight, I'm going to get myself a "Cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down"... and perhaps watch what looks like an interesting Canadian movie on SBS, or perhaps another episode of Battlestar Gallactica on DVD :-)