Marooned on Christmas Eve
We have lots of supplies and luxuries - especially after receiving a Fortnum and Mason’s Hamper from our family in Australia but I had planned to nip down to the town today to get some little extra gifts for MTL; he has already had and worn his main present and who knows – in spite of his stoic exterior, there could be a little boy inside disappointed not to have something under the tree. Some of us never quite grow up. However unless the ice melts I have to be sensible and stay put.
Here’s a timely homily to all you busy housewives:-
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.
Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)
This made me smile – from Alan Bennett’s ‘Writing Home’
Gore Vidal is being interviewed on Start the Week along with Richard (Watership Down)
’I thought it was meretricious.’
‘Really?’says Gore. ‘Well, meretricious and a happy new year.’
I hesitate to say I'll be dormant for a few days as it often signals a daily post but I aim to do some delayed writing so see you when I see you.