So, for the umpteenth year running,
at the behest of Dining Maestro Cleverdon,
we gathered at the Cock and Bell in M*lford,
for Christmas Dinner.
The evening started well in true Little Egypt
Beano tradition with men,
their partners clogging up the vital artery
between kitchen and diners as they
supped pre-dinner drinks
around the bar
and reminisced about the year
now almost finished.
With no dress code, the men's evening wear ranged
very formal to extremely casual.
The ladies on the other hand all looked
extremely glamorous as befitting "Morris Babes",
as did Mr Jukes.
Little Egypt have always been quick to spot symbolism, so this year one man was elected to play the role of the Man Excluded,
left out in the cold, only to gaze longingly at the victuals, trucklements and assorted goodies on offer inside, in the warmth.