Frog and I are trying to sort out the allocation of a humongous pile of Book You picture books that we're trying to diffuse around the Borough without causing too many ructions. This involves the application of complex algorithms factoring in the number of books; the number of titles; the available shelf space; the temperment of the branch managers; and the reactions of the librarians.
We are at a crucial part of the process when Mary potters over and insists on telling us all about a new paper cutter she's bought for the Woodcraft Folk that turns a piece of paper into a Medieval castle in the twinkling of an eye. Not that the explanation took the twinkling of an eye, mind you.
"Something like that would be so go for the craft activities in the libraries,"
says the person who is always telling Frog that he can't buy any craft paper because there's not enough money in the budget.