T.Aldous bustles over.
"I've just noticed that you've not been invited to Catty's opening tomorrow. I'm really sorry about that. Do you want an invitation?" he asks.
I reply. Rather too quickly.
"Just so long as you're not offended," he says. "I think I've caught up with everybody and I'm sure we've got the last minute details sorted out now."
"Is Julia on site doing the finishing touches?" I ask.
"No, she's on leave today," replies T.Aldous with ill-concealed disgust.
Which I knew already as it had already been noted with disgust by the library assistants.