The Archive Hour
No I haven't gone awol, nor have I gone on annual leave. I've just disappeared into that other realm, the world of "end of year review packages" where trawling through the archives and searching for revealing clips fills every minute of every day.
My greatest frustration at this late hour is that I still can't find a shot on tape anywhere in the building of Plaid Cymru's election campaign poster - you know the one that promised to kick Labour into touch. It worked so well they got to keep Labour in power. I've seen it used as a screensaver in the office - we like irony - but a shot of the original? I think we're about to give up. If you have one stashed away amongst your home movies, treasure it (or become a citizen journalist and tell me about it).
I've also been in the realm of nativity plays. My son played the (very loud) inn-keeper. His first line was "We're full!" which he delivered with some gusto. The very next line was "You can stay 'ere" which made me think the Legislative Competence Order on affordable housing must have been rushed through rather quickly.
Now where IS that tape?