… to one and all!
Thanks for following me – even when I’m not here and there’s nothing to follow. Have a Happy Christmas and a safe, successful and cheese-packed New Year.
Mrs C and I are off to Bernard’s for a week. Christmas lunch with the old fool should be fun. (Well, it should be – but it generally isn’t.) Wish me luck!
I’ll give him your regards. I know you’d want me to.
The following are on my Christmas list. Fingers crossed Santa thinks I’ve been good this year:
The Complete Book of Bacon William J Hogan (Northwood Books, 1978)
Food for Survival After a Disaster. With Plates Raymond Charles Hutchinson (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 1959)
Play With Your Own Marbles J J Wright (S W Partridge, c 1865)
Learn to Croon Brand Larkin (W Foulsham & C0, 1936)
The Strange Story of False Teeth John Woodforde (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1968)
Fresh Air and How to Use It Thomas Spees Carrington (1912)
The Art of Invigorating and Prolonging Life … To which is Added The Pleasure of Making a Will William Kitchiner (1822)
[With thanks for all the above to: Bizarre Books by Russell Ash and Brian Lake (Pavilion Books Ltd, 1998) ]
Thought for the Day
“I had a terrible row with my wife on Christmas morning.
She said, ‘You’ve done absolutely nothing to help with Christmas dinner!’
I said, ‘What do you mean? Look at the turkey – I’ve plucked it and I’ve stuffed it. Now all you’ve got to do is kill it and put it in the oven!’ “
Cedric the Careful
King of the Franks (634-651 AD)