June 25, 2010
I lost my favourite mp3 player six months ago. I’ve just found it (full of xmas tunes) down the back of the sofa so here are some musical xmas crackers either 6 months early or 6 months late……………………………
The picture above is from a postcard that is 100 years old. It dates from the time when xmas cards were just that – postcards with a picture on one side and an address and greeting on the other. Then no one had thought of folding a piece of card and putting it in an envelope !! I discovered the card inside a book that was given to me by a relative many years ago.
PS: Interestingly the picture appears to have been drawn by W.G.Baxter (1856 – 1888). He was a pioneer of UK comics and best known as an artist on the Victorian satirical publication/comic ”Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday” before dying of consumption at the early age 0f 32.