As we approach ten million visits we offer a quick festive thank you to all who stop by and, especially, comment. We really appreciate your input. We'd also like to thank our international picture researchers and ideas contributors: Sophie, Carole and Bettina who don't look anything like this ( although just as attractive - except for Bettina who does look a little like one of these young ladies!). The illustration, by the way, is from a December 1954 calendar by Bill Randall, so is more than sixty years old.
We have a number of new posts underway for after the holiday period.
Have a good time, everyone.