I plan to tell anyone who asks that it is a duelling scar from my days in the Prussian Army. In 1875.
Talking of letters not arriving, we are still waiting for a very important and official letter from Wiltshire's finest, which they promised me in October, told me they had sent out in mid December (registered post, no less), asked me to chase up at our local sorting office (which I did, they'd never seen it) and then promised to hand deliver two weeks ago.
It's a box of chocolates with kittens on it. Could it be any sweeter? In fact, the chocolates were rather nasty, but the box is a work of art. Here's a closer view of those little kittens.
Mr WithaY asked me what the green stuff on the icing was. "Celery," I told him. He wasn't sure if I was telling the truth or not**.
Look, it has layers! I've never made a cake with layers before. Jam and everything.
Other excitements over the weekend. We went to the health food shop and I bought a huge stack of various supplements to help me get back to full fighting strength:
- Echinachea - boosts your immune system, I have to take it 3 - 6 times a day.
- Cod liver oil with garlic - boosts your immune system and wards off vampires. One a day. Before sunset.
- Hemp oil - boosts your...um...heart, or maybe skin. The girls in the shop were a bit vague about it but I liked the sound of it. One a day.
- Valerian - helps you sleep, one a day, before bed. Presumably it's to make sure you don't wake up to fend off the vampires when the garlic capsules fail.
I'm also taking Actimel every morning which is (presumably) doing me some good.
I expect to develop superpowers by April.
And back to London tomorrow for work. It feels like ages since I was last there. Well, it is. December the 10th was the last time I went into the office, so it will be a bit weird having to get back into the meat grinder commuting routine again.
Steve Wright was talking about ways to meet a new partner on his radio show this morning. Apparently you should look around at the other passengers on the train on your commute, and consider whether they are likely to be potential partner material. I will have to have a good gawp tomorrow and see what I can see.
I'm not getting my hopes up.
*No we aren't.
**It's angelica. But it looks a lot like celery.