Date of Meeting:
13th April 2018, 8pm
Location of Meeting:
The Sherloft, My House, Portsmouth, UK
"The Entire Canon" (Paul Thomas Miller)
I think it is probably best if we just let the whole matter drop.
"The Entire Canon" (Paul Thomas Miller) decided to toast Mrs Hudson again.
On her knees,
Turns Holmes's head
A few degrees.
1. "The Entire Canon" (Paul Thomas Miller) once again suggested that we should try to get some more members. Once again, no one seconded the motion. The rest of the Society stated that if "The Entire Canon" (Paul Thomas Miller) kept on making this suggestion at every meeting, he would be asked to leave.
"The Entire Canon" (Paul Thomas Miller) presented this pastiche he has written that is unlikely to make sense outside of the UK.
It was late Autumn in the Spring of 1893, just after the turn of the century when Holmes turned to me in our rooms at 221b and asked why I was still hanging around. I try to explain to him that I had no desire to be hanging around and that I would be very grateful if he would release me from the noose, but unfortunately my restricted airways could only manage to produce a feeble gurgle. Holmes had many unusual habits, but this recent one of attempting to execute me every time I fell asleep was becoming something of a nuisance and, once he had cut me down and I had regained consciousness, I told him so.
"My dear Watson, you know how bored I have been since I gave up my experiments in live taxidermy." said he; "Were it not for the amusing look on your face when you wake up, I would have nothing to occupy my mind. But here, unless I am mistaken, is a telegram..."
At that moment, in walked our landlady, Mrs Hudson, bearing the telegram.
"Read it for me, would you, Watson." he said for reasons of plot development.
Unfolding the paper I began "You could be owed thousands for mis-sold PPI you did not need..."
When I regained consciousness, I was once again locked into the guillotine he kept for just such occasions.
"The Entire Canon" (Paul Thomas Miller) presented this vintage flyer he had found in amongst a pile of Victorian tractor catalogues in a little bookshop at the corner of Church Street. (You can click on it to see it bigger.)
"The Entire Canon" (Paul Thomas Miller) presented this list of all the stories of The Canon immeasurably improved:
Any Other Business:
It was noted that there was only ever one egg-spoon mentioned in the Canon.
It was decided that the next meeting would be skipped. In its place a Society Awards Ceremony was scheduled for 18th May 2018 at 8pm. The awards ceremony will consist of six trophies. Winners will be decided by a vote. Every member of The Shingle of Southsea will vote on each award. Nominations for awards will be limited to members of The Shingle of Southsea. Entry to the ceremony will be by invitation only.
Here is a photo of The Shingle of Southsea enjoying their meeting: