Ben gave Anticant a tee shirt inscribed with the words of Benjamin Disraeli:
"MY IDEA OF AN AGREEABLE PERSON IS A PERSON WHO AGREES WITH ME"
Needless to say, Anticant always finds Ben very agreeable.
Lavenderblue sent some scrumptious chocolate truffles.
A kind cousin also sent some lovely chocolates and a bottle of very special champagne.
A friend in the country sent some home-made membrillo [quince paste], which we had never tasted before, and which is delicious.
Mrs Malaprop gave Anticant and Ben each a very smart shirt. Evidently she thinks they should get out more.
So although the Burrow Christmas celebrations this year were cancelled because of the ghastly 'flu that still hangs around, we weren't forgotten, and hope to be in better shape for the New Year.