Well I
just don’t believe its Christmas again.

Jack
the Apprentice as gone off to Australia with his good wife for the festive
season, visiting their son who lives over there so it has been left up to me to make a mess of the Xmas blog.

Strangely I
was only saying to my brother that if our great, great granddad had been caught
when he was rustling sheep we could have been Australian citizens.

Talking
about Oz, George Gomersall phoned me the other day he says that one of his
spies who resides in Australia told him the Australian Rugby League authorities
are thinking of changing the laws so that they play four quarters of 25 minutes
with a 15 minute rest period in-between each quater. He is worried that if we
follow suit he will miss his dinner on match days and there is a good chance he
will fall to sleep before the final whistle.

Paid
a visit to see Peter Rycroft yesterday for my Christmas present and to collect
his notes for the January Now and Then blog.

Peter
is still suffering with Tourette’s and he seems to have passed it on to his two
Norwegian Blue parrots (not the ones seen in the Monty Python series).

He
as named the parrots One and Two, I asked why he had chosen them names he said,
well if One dies I will still have Two (think about it).

I was beginning to think that Old Mother Benson had disappeared completely off the radar but I have been told on good authority that she was seen in the Mucky Duck on Calls Lane sitting under the mistletoe waiting for a man to put the lips on her.
According to my informer she waited all day and night but there was nobody drunk or brave enough to take up the challenge.

smiley WARMEST WISHES TO ALL FOR CHRISTMAS and THE NEW YEAR smiley
JARVO