Two years ago, I amused myself by doing a “Charonasso Christmas” pastiche painting as part of my F*ckArt series. This year, I thought I would do a Christmas post on an entirely random basis and use the ‘stream of consciousness’ technique used by many writers, including Virginia Wolfe.
The BBC was much occupied by the news of The Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to hospital to have treatment for a blocked heart artery with pointless footage of a reporter standing outside Papworth Hospital to reveal that knew nothing. Cut to rapporteur royale Nicholas Witchell in the studio, a man more likely to induce apoplexy in the Royals by all accounts, to reveal that he too knew nothing.
It seems only appropriate, given the Duke’s ability to come out with astonishing statements, to quote my favourite of his observations on our friends in other lands…
When asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union
“The bastards murdered half my family”
But at least I had Morecambe & Wise and their classic 1971 Christmas Show with Andrew ‘Preview’ and Glenda Jackson to ward off a bit of boredom which was beginning to creep in.
Having a lazy afternoon…. easing myself into 2012 with a few glasses of rosso… Happy Christmas.