December the 9th
And Valery P says:
"Hi Eddie, Lissa et al
Of course Sam doesn't really have one eye - just a lot of hair/fur! By the way - do you like the bee box he gave me that Christmas ('05)?
Sorry it's a bit fuzzy, could have been steam (from the cooking, unlikely as I don't cook in the sitting room), smoke (more likely), general detritus on the lens (most probable). Other excuses are, of course, available on request!"