It is good to be back after my sojourn in Cleckhuddersfax. Apologies to anyone confused by the parochial surrealism of my Maurice Wilson posts and thanks to those who joined in via the comments.
The exciting news while I’ve been away is that Shooting Parrots was awarded the gold medal in the Laughing Horse Blog Awards for 2011.
The award was particularly appreciated as the committee is chaired by Yorkshire Pudding, illustrating that the Lancashire/Yorkshire rivalry bark is worse than its bite.
I shall certainly wear my badge with pride and have even take down my Christmas tree early to include it in my sidebar.
.To update matters on my ‘second’ Christmas it was a near perfect day for the four of us. Successful gifts, good food, silly games and seasonal tv when we needed a breather.
Only one gift missed the spot for me and it was entirely my own fault because I chose it.
I asked for ‘I’ve Said It Before…’, a collection of unpublished letters to the Daily Mail based on my enjoyment of similar collections from the Daily Telegraph.
The contributors to the Telegraph’s letters page tend to be bonkers and reactionary, they are at least well-written and entertaining, whereas the people who write to the Daily Mail and just bonkers and reactionary. I’m a third of the way through the book and it hasn’t raised more than a smile so far.
End of consumer advice. I now intend to catch up on some of my blog reading.