Because today I discovered the unbelievable brilliance of the 2013 video, a cracktastic mixture of Aardman animation and the talking head from Art Attack, a surreally inexplicable vision that the university can never hope to beat.
'A Strange Christmas Game' (1865) by J. H. Riddell is a charming story of fun, games, counting thirteen people when only twelve are present - and of a girl with a broken neck.
Also praised was Tom's Nugget by Professor J.F. Hodgetts of the Sunday School Union, in which the hero 'meets some very rough customers in the bush, and passes through several thrilling adventures, which the author graphically describes. A fine moral tone pervades the book'.
Cranberries (1 pkt thereof); the zest of three clementines and then the juice because you got bored; enough vodka to cover all of that; Some Gin; 1 stick cinnamon; 1 nutmeg (grated); some marmalade; it’ll probably be fine
Subsequent festive stomp round the St Mary & St John Churchyard: lucky wife gets to join me on never-ending quest to locate grave of grocer's wife who murdered entire family in 1909.
I should say TV's Own Oxford Gospel Choir, since their Events Choir were recently finalists of Songs of Praise's BBC Gospel Choir of the Year, and here's a clip of their second performance!
I went along in the expectation I'd be packing gifts for women in domestic violence shelters, but in fact there were also boxes for men, children, and babies.
Beside me was Chantelle, East Dulwich resident and mature student whose shi tzu had just had one eye removed by a veterinarian in Surrey
The last day of my Advent Calendar and the BIGGEST treat of all. I thought about finishing with Malcolm Tucker’s suspiciously sniffy Christmas message to the GQ staff (google it), but decided instead to go for the richest, scariest, and best adaptation of A Christmas Carol not to feature Muppets. It’s the 1970 version of…
I had plans to make you something sophisticated for Christmas Eve Eve. But nothing sophisticated, literary or Nigella’d could ever be as life-affirmingly Christmassy as these six singing chickens: n.b. you may also enjoy Classical Chicken (wholly suitable for vegetarians).