Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker...
Oh, my - it looks like my little netsuke trio and I have stumbled into the INS online Christmas party. There's Alan over there, with the magnifying glass. Oh and I see Alison too, and it looks like she's brought a date - he looks familiar - a handsome hunk (of marble, I suspect). There's Henrik with his netsuke books and a handful of NLO's - he's a friendly sort, as most Swedes are. And Juan Carlos is here somewhere, he doesn't have a lot to say but he's a pretty funny guy. And then there's Piers working the room - confident in his powers to captivate a party with his verbal repartee. All the usual suspects are here but Martyn - who, I suspect is on Holiday in the South of France, and of course kind Judy who'll probably be here later with a cake. I saw this group of bandits all together in a huddle - I thought they were having a spirited discussion as to the merits of my little three man leaf. But it looks like they were nominating my treasured netsuke for the NNTO (Netsuke Not To Own) for 2017.
Here's wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas and a new year filled with joy and happiness.