Dateline : Thursday 8th December
Mrs fbb goes to Gatwick
And this is one of the four tickets.
The ever-reliable interwebnet (?) tells us that 1 with 40 zeroes after it is 10 dodecillion, but as a dodecagon has 12 sides, not 40, fbb is not convinced. So fbb offers tetracontillion, based on tetracontagon for a 40 sided figure.
Does a ticket really need so much information or is someone, somewhere, having a laugh? The bus passenger is paying for all this nonsense,
How was Mrs fbb doing on a day when gales ravaged Scotland and Northern England?
We love technology.
** P.S. "Fiat" sounds impressive, doesn't it? Actually it stands for the rather mundane "Italian Car Factory in Turin"; Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino in Italian.
because of a power cut and, said a spokesman,
"the back up system failed to work".
And because the old A3 is being returned to nature,
there was no easy alternative route.
That should encourage us. It means that we do not need to be clever, well-off, theological or important to understand the core truth of Christmas. If rough shepherds, known for their indolence, irresponsibility and asperity could be convinced by the truth of the supernatural gift of a Saviour, then who are we to argue?
Remember; Luke was a doctor; he knew about people; he knew about careful diagnosis. He was not one to be conned by a made-up story.