For the love of nuts

For the love of nuts

Nutcrackers have been an essential part of human civilisation since we first learnt to crack a nut between two rocks. Since then, there have been some changes although the basic design was always the same, essentially a pair of pliers which was, of course just a more technical version of the original two rocks.

When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbin’ along

When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbin’ along

It’s December and almost time for my favourite festival of the year, Christmas. I love the lights, the colour, the spectacle, the camaraderie and the “Merry Christmas’s” said to all and sundry in the final week before the big day itself. I’ll happily trot around the neighbourhood looking at the lights in people’s homes, and…