I’ve got a new job. (I use the word ‘job’ in the loosest sense for I don’t and can’t receive remuneration for any ‘work’ here, and anyway, they weren’t offering.)
Neilson Hays Library is an English Language Library in Bangkok. It was founded in 1869 by The Ladies’ Bazaar Association. They formed the Bangkok Ladies’ Library Association to supply the English speaking population of Bangkok with reading material. The property its now in was part of an endowment made in 1922 from Dr Hayward Hays in memory of his wife Jennie Neilson Hays.
I know a couple of the women on the board there and they approached me to see if I’d be their book buyer as their current buyer is taking over as President. I said I’d love to but couldn’t as I had recently made a commitment to myself about my writing. They wouldn’t take no for an answer … so we had lunch to talk about it.
And now I’m their new book buyer (and I will still write my book.)