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Skilled Swiss craftsmen are at this moment finalising their fully-crafted design for the Thrale Cup. I've seen the preliminary drawings and, I must confess, I cried. So much beauty. If the real thing looks 3.4% as good, I'll be 207% euphoric.

But, having been stung on trophies before - don't order them from anywhere they don't speak German - I'm awaiting delivery before releasing an image. You'll just have to believe me that the trophy will be well worth winning.

Not forgetting the other prize - any of my many books. I can't quite remember how many there are. I was cataloguing my Mini Book Series yesterday. I should have done it much earlier. (Then I wouldn't have had more than one book with the same volume number. Or the odd missing volume.) I'm sure it will all sort itself out in the end.

Before I forget. In January, I'll be making a once-in-a-lifetime offer. A very specail Mega Book.