Note: Some (actually, only one) of the names in the following post have been changed to protect the identity of the people involved; for example, Niall will be referred to as 'Alan', etc.
Last night, following a phone conversation with my old friend, Alan (see above), I was persuaded to watch an episode of BBC comedy "The Vicar of Dibley", starring Dawn French as the eponymous cleric.
The episode in question was a Christmas special, wherein Rev. Geraldine is invited to not one, not two, but four Christmas lunches by members of her congregation, none of whom she has the heart to turn down, and one of which had about nine courses.
It gave new meaning to the word 'stuffing'.
Not that there weren't a few laughs; it is, after all, a family show with something for everybody, and the characters play well against each other.
However,the highlight for me was a small child's answer, when asked where Jesus was born.
"In Dunstable", was the innocent reply.