Posted by Tania Kindersley.
A very quick addendum to today's blog:
May I apologise for the shocking typo in the original draft, which you dear readers very politely did not point out. It has now been corrected. Oddly, I had a small pedant attack on Twitter this morning. That I made an egregious grammatical error in today's post is probably the universe coming round to duff me up for being so judgemental. I think of the first line of The Great Gatsby, which goes something like: when you get to judging people, remember not everyone has had the advantages you have. Not everyone had the magnificent Miss Holder to teach them English, as I did when I was eight.
And may I also mention, while I am here, that if there was any lingering gloom from last night's melancholic attack, it has now been entirely dispelled by your incredibly kind and delightful comments. In the manner of the immortal Ferrero Rocher advertisements, I say: with these compliments, you are really spoiling me. (Imagine this in cod-European accent for full effect.)
Bonus SNOW DOG picture in way of thanks: