Well, Christmas is past for another year.
We have had a lovely time- we had an extra house guest as a friend had a burst pipe on Christmas eve.
Finally the hold of ice and snow has been loosened- it is raining at the moment, revealing slowly retreating treacherous sheets of wet ice.
Not a day to venture far from the fireside.
So as is my tradition, I think it is time for some bad cracker-type jokes (thanks Isobel for the raw material!)
Firstly for the numbers people–
Apparently the fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was the very well fed Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from consuming too much pi.
Next, for the geographers-
I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be
an optical Aleutian
Now for the hardened drinkers-
She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
And the non-believers-
Atheism- the non-prophet organization.
For the sporty types-
He wondered why the ball just kept getting bigger. Then it hit him.
And my fellow poets-
Did you hear about the backward poet? He writes inverse.
For the engineers-
Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says ‘Dam!’
For the long in the tooth-
Did you hear about the Sadistic Buddhist Dentist? His goal: to transcend dental medication.
And finally- for my fellow canoeists-
Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly so they lit a fire in the craft.
Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it.
(Perhaps I should get out more- despite the ice.)