Friday, 26 December 2008

AND WHAT DID YOU GET FOR CHRISTMAS?

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.

7 comments:

rum believer said...

Bugger me. Anticant is with the religious bug and in flew Christmas with a capital C.

Yuletide is no more.

And there was the flock looking for Anticant to show the consistant way ahead, with rational discourse, and the road to the end of Cant and Christmas with a capital C.

Ah dunno !

anticant said...

Anticant usually enjoys celebrating Christmas with seasonal food and drink, leaving the clergy to spout their usual twaddle.

This year, though, it's been bed, bovril and crumpets. Roll on 2009!

trousers said...

Sorry to hear about the 'flu, may you get well soon and enjoy the food and drink!

Best wishes too for the new year.

zola a social thing said...

What was it that Kingsly Amiss mixed with Bovril to make it better?

Sori just getting ready for the New Year Quiz from Anti2008.

Anonymous said...

Nice drawers, trousers...what my mom referred to back in the day as her "Campaign Pants!"

Bodwyn Wook said...

"anonymous" like Hell, it was me, Wook...damn technology....

Merkin said...

I got a package of 'Mahorka' tobacco.
Sent from my Brazilian pal, which his boyfriend had picked up in Lincoln!!

i phoned him and said 'You stupid bastard, why do you send me a quarter pound of veg material - looks like hash'.
He said 'it's the best from Morrocco etc etc plus bombs etc '

That is what friends are for.

So, now I have a bit of 'Mahorka' and am not sure what to do with it !!!

Mahorka is rough tobacco, usually grown at home.
These poofs have a sense of humour.

Sorry, Anti.