Thursday, December 24, 2009

Let steeple bells be swungen

E'en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And io, io, io,
By priest and people sungen.

I can think of no finer Yuletide verse to recite in sonorous yet ponderous tones on a Christmas Eve.

Thanks and Merry Christmas to you all - readers, bloggers and especially commenters.

It's been a big year on Think of England. We have been binge-drinking and shooting, given up consumerism and retreated to the hills with Ed Will and Ginger to pick blackberries. We have encountered Paul Kingsnorth, Swineshead, Muggsy Spanier, Jase Rooney, Doc Johnson, a leisure centre manager and John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood, amongst a host of other characters. Critically, Brit Jnr entered the scene. We have partied with Black Lace, divided up the animals, rescheduled Radio 4, performed some thrilling Pavement Panto, scoffed some cupcakes and rewritten pop music history. We have been to the Windy City and the Guernsey Tomato Museum.

We have learnt nothing.

As ever, be good, listen to the Baked Potato and see you on the other side.


worm said...

it's been excellent! Please send my felicitations to Jase Rooney - I miss that guy

Willard said...

And Merry Christmas back at you.

Gaw said...

Merry Christmas to you and the Brit family.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you, one and all! It's been a pleasurable 2009 in the company of such excellent blog comrades, and I fully expect 2010 to be just as fine. Cheers.