Lady Bracknell has a wobbly moment.
Lady Bracknell, as will no doubt become increasingly apparent to her readers as the season approaches, is not enamoured of Christmas. Neither does she have the slightest desire to eat jelly given that she believes its main constituents to be the boiled-up bones and hooves of cattle; sugar; and food colourings of an alarmingly synthetic nature.
Nevertheless, she concedes that the jelly Christmas tree and snowman to the left do have a certain charm.
The mould can also be used to produce a jelly sledge and a jelly Father Christmas. It can be purchased from Lakeland Limited for the princely sum of £2.95.
Something which might prove to be a rather more practical gift for one's physically enfeebled friends and family members is the Gowrings Mobility UK Road Atlas, which is decribed as the "new definitive UK atlas customised for Blue Badge holders incorporating a customised street atlas of 65 major UK cities showing locations of all Blue Badge parking, car parks, petrol station and concessions for Blue Badge holders across the UK."
The volume will not be published until January 2006, a fact which implies to Lady Bracknell that its publishers have signally failed to recognise its potential as a Christmas stocking filler for crips. The cover price will be £12.99, but it can be pre-ordered at the reduced price of £9.75 here.