Psst, Rocky again, bet you wondered where I was didn't you?
Well I've been everywhere, all over the shop, don't believe a word they say about me snoring in front of the fire here because we know different don't we. I've had a great time visiting you all, eating the delicacies which have been far nicer than anything I get here (huh) warming by foreign fires and meeting all your cats....sending love to Grace and Athena and all my new friends.
Anyway where are we, is it hens or geese or bagpipes today?
My thanks to Faber (and Faber) for this limited edition signed print by Axel Scheffler from that beautiful edition of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.
Don't laugh but these are Jellicle cats, honestly what self-respecting cat would be caught lying on its back asleep with its paws in the air?
Not me, oh no fear.
Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats are rather small
The Jellicle Moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball.
Jellicle Cats develop slowly,
Jellicle Cats are not too big;
Jellicle Cats are roly-poly,
They know how to dance a gavotte and a jig.
Names in comments for a chance to win this beautiful picture of me-like cats and then that's it, time to pack away Christmas until next year, down with the deccies, mothball the sleigh and thank you so much for joining in.
You may actually have noticed no sign of any books on the sleigh...sorry about that, all the publishers have been on two weeks holiday but it's all very organised here...well almost, only one or two natural disasters; the messages with winners' addresses are winging their way to the publishers now and the books will all be arriving any day.
It's probably a good moment to say a big thankyou to all the publishers too because I think we've given away over a hundred books in the last few weeks.
We'll close comments on all the draws this evening and announce the remaining winners later.