Sadly as most of us have figured out by now House Elves were figments of J. J. Rowling's fevered imagination - though of course our belief in them probably gave her enough disposable income to actually hire an army of house elves. Myself, I waited and waited for one to appear and even suggested that the Hounds from Hell start earning their keep. Nicky's reaction was to snap at the vacuum in an attempt to scare it back into the laundry room. Finally I had to call a cleaning lady to sandblast the apartment and make it spic and span.
War of 1812. It is being celebrated on both sides of the border as a defining event in the histories of Canada and the United States of America.
And I really must get around to cleaning up the sidebars - I really wonder if anyone does actually read sidebars or not? Perhaps that would be a good survey to post in.... a sidebar????
So now things are a bit neater and a touch tidier on the blog - now all I have to do is find someone to iron the 22 shirts that are hanging in the laundry room. Any offers?
04 Janaury - 1847 Samuel Colt sold his first revolvers to the government of the United States.