Lady Bracknell is exceedingly pleased to note that the sculptor Willard Wigan (about whom the Editor wrote this entry
for the Ouch blog in April) has received an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.
(It took many minutes of detailed examination of the full list of honours for the Editor to happen upon Mr Wigan's name on page 94 of 95: clearly - unlike Rod Stewart - he is not considered to have sufficient celebrity to merit being included in the lists of well-known persons whose names adorn our news headlines. But, then, neither was Bert Massie, despite having been knighted.)
Mr Wigan (and Lady Bracknell's Editor) will now be able to purchase, for a mere £15, one of these charming and aesthetically-pleasing British Empire emblems to sport on his lapel on occasions when he feels that the medal itself would be somewhat de trop.