First day off for Christmas and what did I do? Probably the most pointless task — recycling. Off I went to the tip with a carful of cardboard, paper, drink cans and bottles. And why pointless? Because this time next week we will be surrounded by carboard, paper etc.
Seems everyone else had the same idea because when I got there I was turned away as all the various recycling skips were full to overflowing and the place was in total confusion with truck backing in and out to take the skips away and replace them with empty ones. So I’ll have to go back tomorrow after a wasted, environment-damaging car journey.
Not only are the car parks and high streets full, but so is the rubbish dump.
Oh, and if like me you woke up with a groan this morning to the news about the cricket, get your own back on the Aussies by playing Stick Cricket. Take time out to practice your shots though.
Christmas QI fact no. 3: The nativity scene we’re all familiar with was invented by St Francis of Assisi in 1223. There is nothing in the New Testament to support the view that Jesus was born in a stable. It is an assumption based on St Luke’s words that He was ‘laid in a manger’.