Controversial, yet, on reflection, clearly not, sausages being sausages and pigs being pigs, after all. A short course in the facts of nature might be of benefit to all in this age of effete anthropomorphic dreaming.
Bizarre at first glance, this was in fact a decent gift and a gracious one, likewise graciously received, until the neo-puritans began to take their ritual offence.
The most delicious of all confections and the most intense of gastronomic pleasures at Christmas time, which, alas, have ceased to exist. I had hoped to find something comparable amongst the glacé fruits at Fortnum and Mason, but these fall a long way short of the exquisite crystallised figs I knew as a child. Sic transit gloria mundi.
How I miss that choice Christmas confection
Of Chinese Figs! Their recollection,
Such texture and sweetness
Restored to completeness!
I’m praying for their resurrection! LJ St.Martin