The Clerk in the Country

Friday 13th January 2023


2023 begins with news of the departure of another member of the team at the Lodge.  During the holidays I bade farewell to the office plant, which has retired and moved to rural Oxfordshire.

A Parlour Palm, it had become far too big for its temporary home on my kitchen windowsill and even for its official position on top of the filing cabinet in the office.  It is now enjoying a new pot, the company of a tall friend and plenty of room for expansion.

No replacement is being sought at present … but we do still need a Treasurer, a Secretary and volunteers for other roles – preferably not green and leafy.


The office plant (right) with tall friend