Archive for December, 2014

2014 in review

December 30, 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Village Generosity

December 19, 2014

Every year the mayor and councillors of our village arrange a Christmas meal with entertainment for the old folk.

Bear and I used to go but for the last few years he hasn’t been able to get out easily or manage to eat the vast quantities on offer. For those who can’t make it to the meal there is the option of a hamper, delivered to your door.


This year we received two parcels – one for Bear and me and one for the Whale. Each contained red wine, foie gras, terrine of duck with brandy and terrine of pork with truffles, mango and passion fruit preserve, chocolate truffles and a jar of  duck ‘stew’.

Seems pretty generous don’t you think?