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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Be mine, Valentine--

Happy St. Valentine's Day

Here's a lovely toy theatre with candy and hearts from Clive Hicks-Jenkins, produced by the famous Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop. (Just watch out for the witch!) 

Rollipoke subscribers will get a special Valentine from me with secret Clive art today. Subscribers, enjoy! If you want to be a Rollipoker, go here:

And go here to get your own Clivean theatre:…/hansel-gretel-to…/


  1. I was surprised, this morning, to find that Sts. Cyril and Methodius have stepped in front of St. Valentine: . I don't suppose that the card, chocolate, and flower industries would find "Cyril and Methodius Day" to have quite the correct ring.

    1. Hah! I suppose they don't think he is historical, then... But see if you can get the ball rolling for Cyril and Methodius Day!

      You know, we saw a lovely glass and gold coffin last year, and inside--it was claimed--was the body of St. Valentine. I can't remember which cathedral it was. Prague or Vienna or Salzburg? So we may think he's mythical, but they think they have him, right down to his ornate red booties!


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.