Well, dear readers, more delays as legal wheels grind and Prospero tries help sort out this long-standing mess. Let me share new 'gems'.
I've 70 or so more for the database. Wonder how many more shocks like the one that set me reeling last week. A lot of the old stuff has gone to the shredding-file but there is enough shadow evidence to blow them out the water [an old sailing term, AWP, if you are still spying on this blog, not an expression of violence - it's maritime history].
Apparently, since an inept HR left a mess [and my life in ruins] in 2006, the Board have taken to stalking me. Incredible but true. I went to a Board meeting a couple of years ago and it appears security guards took a photo of me, which landed in the AWP solicitor file. Were they suspicious of my leather-covered notepad? Did they think my expensive Parker pen suspicious? Did they think I would rush Hayley Richards [no relation, thank God] or 'threaten to go round her house'? Then another AWP amateur Sherlock pings Board members an email, 'she's been to BASS [a few times]' #. Oh, gossip, gossip! I've also been to Tesco, Lidl, the cinema, garden centre etc. etc. Will that all go in the AWP Bevan fat file? And yet another writes this amazing fact, '[updates] are on her website within couple of days.' Oh God.. Someone tell them what 'blog' means!
AWP offer huge insight into 16th century witch trials. This is how Matthew Hopkins, self styled 'Witchfinder General, operated:
1. find disgruntled village where cattle are dying /crops failing /teenageers have spots [whatever]
2. enter village inn, regaling customers of their expertese in 'discovering' witches
3. convince villages some poor old woman with 'witch marks' [skin tags] is to blame
4. the poor old babbler [probably Alzheimers] 'confesses' after torture
5. interlude, as onlookers enjoy free spectacle [rush to play good girl/boy and get kudos]
6. pocket the fee, enjoy free food and drinks from grateful inhabitants [problem 'settled']
7. increase reputation of Matthew Hopkins & co who then travel to next village
8. repeat from 1.
In the end Hopkins was 'hoist with his own petard' [fell into his own trap]. Perhaps our modern Mr Hopkins should have deleted more emails..
The best thing about a blog, apart from keeping you sane, in reasonable humour [on a 12 year road to recovery] and honing writing skills, is it helps you analyse. It informs my research [my forthcoming book on bullying]. There's the difference, you see. AWP remain toxic BECAUSE they learn zilch, admit nothing, refuse responsibility. Quite regularly in the news I read their catch-all, 'lessons have been learned'. Have they really? Or do they still believe in witchcraft?
# Bath Adult Autism Services - strictly speaking should be BAAS not BASS. I shan't go again because I hate this unwarranted intrusion into my privacy. Or maybe I should make a police complaint about this stalking [viz: intrusion into my private life].
Marianne's guides to mental illness received professional acclaim. Two new works are now on sale, 'Finding Time' & 'Beating the Bully.'