Christmas is coming...
To get us children excited about Christmas, my gran used to recite the old rhyme: ‘Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat; please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do; if you haven’t got a ha’penny, God bless you.’
She’d have first heard it as a child, around 1900 – though it’s a lot older than that – but the sentiment seems just as valid today.
If, like me, you still get excited about Christmas, look out for next week’s double issue, on sale for
two weeks at £2.20. I know from your letters that many of you look forward to this special Christmas issue every year, so I hope you enjoy it.