Let’s start with something a bit different. I was literally laughing out loud at this.
I thought I’d join a ramblers’ club to make up for all the lockdown confinement. But the guy I spoke to on the phone just went on and on and… I still have not an idea how to do it. Boom Boom!
And now a very special animal is honoured with a coat of arms from Andi… Needless to say there were tears in his wee eyes when he saw it and he was thinking of having it emblazoned over the front of Munguin Towers until I told him that wasn’t a particularly Republicy thing to do. So he won’t, but he’s well proud anyway.
And finally, here’s a wee surprise for our super-talented coat of arms designer, and Antarctica’s herald in chief.
This was John’s idea.
As you probably know, John’s background is journalism. He has worked in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and, as you will definitely know, has a fund of tales to tell from all over. He also has mates everywhere and, being in the business he is in, many of them are talented writers and designers.
Well, working with him in Dubai is one such colleague whose name is Frankie (or Francesca on Sundays) a multi-talented copywriting and creative ideas specialist and John, after checking it out with Munguin (who fully approved), approached her to see if she could come up with a coat of arms for… yes, none other than our own dear herald.
John and Munguin gave Frankie a few ideas about what kind of stuff Andi was in to, and she and John came up with this design. We hope Andi will like it.
So a great big thanks to Frankie for that. Also, as ever, to folk who sent in the jokes. Brenda, Brendan, Erik, John, Graham, Tony and of course, Andi. The tale I linked to at the top was written by Peter Bell.
There are some jokes involving Trump, as ever. None is intended to be disrespectful to the man’s ill-health. Indeed, a friend sent me a great toon earlier in the week and I was about to use it, until we realised, mutually, that it was probably inappropriate. He has sent me another one though but it kinda deserves an article all of its own… so sometime in the week to come.