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No.246, March 2016

Stun 246
No. 246 - March 2016

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The Editor's Bit

OK, I think I’ll start my Editor’s Bit with a Cover Contest! Name the bar where I took this month’s cover photo. No prizes, but the first correct entry will get an Honourable Mention in the next Stun.

Producing this Stun has presented problems I haven’t encountered before. Usually, I only have to look away from my computer to consult with the Stun’s artistic director Elly about cover ideas and then make the necessary tweaks straight away. I couldn’t do that this month; Elly is in hospital (see pages 4 & 5), so I dropped in a bar after visiting her, took photos of a Guinness tap and showed her a selection of ideas the next day.

After I finish making each Stun, it goes to our Proof Reader and within an hour, it gets sent to the printers. Can’t do that this time; Elly is the proof reader, so I’ll take a proof print with me when I visit her tomorrow and send it to the printers in the evening.

I hope Elly gets out of hospital soon; as well as the Stun problems, the kitchen sink is full of dirty dishes and I’m running out of clean clothes. Just kidding! I like to think I’m fairly domesticated and Elly has been helping me improve my cooking skills, so I’m ready to take care of her when she comes home.

We’ve got all of our usual stuff for you, apart from the crossword, so enjoy your Stun; I’m off to bed - on my own.