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Saturday, 19 December 2015

Best Wishes for Christmas 2015


I'm going to be a bit busy for a while, so I thought I should take this opportunity to put in something seasonal. The illustration is from War Game, by the excellent Michael Foreman.

This is for all the people to whom I have failed to send greetings cards, and for anyone who has read my humble blog this last year, especially those who have sent comments and advice in emails - very much appreciated - thanks ever so much. You have provided me with a lot of entertainment and help, and sometimes even some comfort. A very Merry Christmas to you all.

My own list of wishes for the New Year is lengthy and not well thought out, but, since it is the Season of Good Will, could we please have just a little peace?

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  1. Merry Christmas Foy. Wishing you and yours all the compliments of the season.

    A little peace sounds like a noble aspiration. Here, here.

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  2. Have a Merry Christmas and a less eventful 2016.

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  3. Likewise. A Merry Christmas to you and yours plus a peaceful 2016.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  4. Nicely put indeed, and yes please to "could we please have just a little peace"... and a little surcease from the endless doom and fear-mongering of the 24 hour news channels...

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    1. Sadly, I hear the Government has informed the BBC that the Bad News and Alarm quotient of the national news broadcasts will have to increase - the Government (who are widely influenced by the teachings of George W Bush in this respect) are concerned that the profits of firms manufacturing burglar alarms and mace sprays will be adversely affected if the public become complacent, or if we start to like foreigners.

      There is also a rumour that Dame Katie Hopkins is to be placed in charge of Public Communications - I'd better hold off with her Donkey Award, just in case.

      All the best Steve!

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  5. Merry Christmas, and thank you for the entertaining blogging this past year.
    Best wishes to you and yours.
    Phil

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    1. All the best Phil - have a great New Year!

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  6. A very merry Xmas to you, ( maybe Santa will bring you some new soap dispensers - as long as he's not stuck in the queue for the forth road bridge ) and a happy new year.
    Thanks for a great blog, we all look forward to more in 2016.

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    1. Thank you David - all the best to you. Astoundingly, we found that we had another, unopened soap dispenser of a different type stored away in a cupboard. Chateau Foy is a strange place, rich in surprises. The faulty one persisted with its deviant practices even with a new battery and a new soap capsule, and even when we told it we were about to replace it, so we have rescued the reusable bits and consigned the beggar to the dustbin. It's sad in a way, but one has to face up to these things.

      Self-firing soap dispensers bring to mind the terrible pudding mix from Woody Allen's "The Sleeper". I digressed there.

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