Well, we were shut down last May. Apparently you need some sort of "license" to operate an after-school club for children and other social misfits, even if you only promote healthy activities such as group prayer, physical exercise, education in - political science, geography, chemistry and technical knowledge of various mechanisms and electronic timer devises ( the " red wire, blue wire" class was very popular with some of the kids with glasses ).
My only source of comfort is that some of the other clubs are doing a lot better. I understand that the french group has gone to Stage 2 this summer, some of the kids won't get to see their families for extended periods, and only get to call them once a day ( this is to solicit money and supplies ). In Croatia it appears they have gone as far as Stage 3 ( deep underground ), the entire group disappeared overnight, the clubhouse was left empty ( and apparently for sale ). I'm told that they have also managed to infiltrate local government and have made all the charges filed against the club go away ( just fantastic! Wish I knew how they did it ). And just last week I got a coded letter from club leader Marija, cleverly routed through Lepoglava prison to make tracing impossible.
I'm still looking for our Croatian-Portuguese and our Portuguese- English dictionaries and also my copy of Code Breakers, if any of you have seen them or maybe taken them home by accident, could you please let me know, I promise I won't be upset, I just need them back.
May Kiilerich be with you all!!