However she is hearing some interesting news from 'people who matter'.
It appears young Barkhordar is impressing those whom the Dame holds in high regard.
They tell her this clever young man is getting married.....that is the good news and the Dame sends her felicitations....the bad news is that he won't be standing in Brompton Ward next year, due to boundary changes.
We can ill afford to lose young talent and the Dame insists efforts are made to find a ward for Barkhordar.
There is plenty of dead wood that can be cut down to make way for man with a good political future.
Stay the course, Cllr Barkhordar....your council needs you!