'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Pudding Visit

I can't remember a more pleasant lunch and conversation with two people that I have never met before in my life. Lord and Lady Pudding were kind enough not to mention the unkempt garden, the chaos in parts of the house, and other signs of my three years' full-time study, and instead my daughter and I enjoyed a super couple of hours with them, talking about all kinds of things, and we were quite sorry to see them go, driving off in their hired Rolls*, continuing on their tour around New Zealand.

* I lied about the Rolls.


  1. So it really happened. Lord Pudding has blogged about the meeting as a Livingstone-Stanley or McCartney-Lennon moment, and he also mentioned the chutney he spilled on your tablecloth.

    Three cheers for the Internet and jet travel and new friends, wherever they are.

  2. I can't remember whether I already left a comment here.

    I will be posting about your grapes shortly.

    So how was the old guy really? You can tell me.

  3. Robert. You did post. Sorry, I was tardy getting it up. How was the old guy? He is the splitting image of Paul McCartney :-)