Beware the Ides
It's not every day someone says to me:
"wondered if you'd like to see my bucket of toads."
But today it happened:
Carol writes that she doesn't have "a witty explanation of why we have so many this year, it could be global warming, more likely it's that the cats have eaten all the frogs. But when I go down the garden every evening to feed the cats (untame ones) I take a bucket to remove the toads from the path and put them into the garden pond. I'm thinking of having a garden fete especially to play "guess how many toads in the bucket". Not much happens around here.
I'm also going to make up a place mat for my friend who's coming to dinner tonight - she hates toads."
On my desk this morning a colleague has placed a copy of a biography of a very famous person. I think we'll make it a competition prize. I'm curious to know, however, who you think it's about, from the quote on the back cover (this is not the competition, I'm just curious):
"(CELEBRITY NAME) is, quite simply, a phenomenon. She has probably brought more joy to more people than any other star of her generation."