Thursday, 10 January 2013


Once upon a time in Arcadia (last Thursday) I caught Eel-on-the Lung on my return from the Western Approaches.  This has left me with a savage cough and a voice like a pair of broken bellows.  I apologise for my absence to all those who were hoping to visit me for the opening stall of the year at Spitalfields today, I shall be back next week when the apothecary's cabinet has been emptied of tonic.