The first (as far as we know, and unless a meeting between just two
people can be classified as a boink, in which case it's the second)
Edinburgh boink was held on Monday 16 August in the garden of the Pear Tree in West Nicolson Street.
Present (in order of arrival) Katy Jennison, Chris Malcolm, and Django
Cat, later joined by Katy's husband David Colbourne. Mike Barnes was
Drinks consumed: whisky (Famous Grouse), Guinness, gin-and-tonic, bitter
(BrE beer), water, not necessarily in that order.
Topics discussed: the parlous state of Scottish Opera, the ditto of
university staffing, the possible uses of AI in language teaching, the
restoration of Alexandra Park in Oldham, the potential for making large
sums by letting out rooms in Edinburgh during the Festival, the
likelihood of getting fit by walking up and down Edinburgh's hills, and
the merits of Agent as a newsreader. And lots of other topics which at
present escape me.