Well-received speech at The World Trade Centre with the CRA electing Peter of The Byte Shop as Vice Chairman as I planned and then home to the family before  an evening production plan meeting  as the weather is icily cold

A cold and early start and, after a panic, just in time to catch the 8.05am train to London from St Neots Station. On the train to write up my speech and to Kings Cross Station Bistro to finish the notes. On by taxi (£3.10) to the World Trade Centre and there to deliver the speech to the Association in the Board Room and by all accounts pretty well received. After a complementary drink and lunch off to the Stamp Office by tube to settle some deeds and share transfers, dropping off my hire suit into Moss Bros after. By taxi to the financial consultants but did not join the seminar due to its seedy premises which I am sure is a poor front for insurance salesmanship.

Home by train and then to spend the evening with Di before a meeting with Carlton and David at 39 Gordon Road to agree the production plan. After catching up on my journal these last two days to bed with a rising cold. Tonight I managed to get the ducks fed and put away which I am resolved to do more often.

Today there was a massive rail crash at Euston Station but thankfully nobody serious hurt. The Geneva US/USSR arms talks have ended with Russia walking out. The weather icily cold and I have concern for The Lady which has not yet been properly laid up. (Tonight the CRA retained its name with Peter King elected as vice-chairman as I planned).