Monday, November 26, 2012
Shortbread ice cream and the donkey
Angus sits down to watch Scotland play Tonga in the rugby championships. They lose 21-15. A pitiful performance. The pain of the loss made slightly more bearable by a plate of ice cream. The packaging says its that traditional British ice cream flavour - caramel shortbread .
In the big red brick church Christmas has arrived. They've brought out the 14th century carving of the Flight into Egypt. Joseph stern, Mary asleep, the baby a plump combination of the two. Sternly asleep. At least the donkey looks happy. Despite wars, woodworm and revolutions it has managed to keep trudging along, an inscrutable look on its face , for nearly 700 years. I'd like to think it'll be there for the next 700 years too.
Off to talk to folks in dark suits about fiscal cliffs. Back on Wednesday.