I need to write a dedication piece for the new collection. It’s difficult who to select.   It now looks like an Oscar winners list of’ Thank You s ‘.  I’ve left out Henry the Airedale although I was sorely tempted.

The acknowledgements page is strange. I confess I had to ask what I was supposed to put there. It now reads as if I am coughing with embarrassment and shuffling my feet.  I think it would  be better if I could be like that large lady who used to appear at the end of early  Morecambe and Wise shows  

declaiming :


I’d like to thank you for watching me and my little show here tonight. If you’ve enjoyed it then it's all been worthwhile. So until we meet again, goodnight, and I love you all!”