In which we learn that Ouch! is not only a website
The editor, sharing as she does her employer's complete indifference to all things related to Christmas, has been passing the time over the last few days conducting ever more abstruse searches on the Interwebnet.
One of the more entertaining results of this searching is shown to the right, and should serve to resolve the eternal problem of what to buy for the editor-of-a-BBC-disability-website-who-has- everything.
Ouch! is described as a "voodoo it yourself toothpick holder". He is available in charcoal gray or oyster white and, when fully impaled, holds a total of 35 cocktail sticks/toothpicks. He can be purchased for a mere $5.99 from perpetualkid.com.
Whilst one might at first feel that it would be appropriate to applaud the editor for her generous impulses towards a certain Mr Rose, Lady Bracknell harbours a degree of doubt that a small, silicon object embedded with 35 sharp, pointy things is really the ideal gift for a man who has been tragically deprived of his sight. Tactile gifts are all very well, but her ladyship suspects that one ought - if one has any fondness at all for the blind recipient in question - to draw the line at items which, when experienced purely through the medium of touch, are likely to damage the fingertips. Lady Bracknell, who has no wish to inflict injury on Mr Rose, suggests instead an angora scarf of incomparable softness.