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We end 2011 with festive indigestion, the challenge of packaging, entasis ((Go on, look it up!), sex and Catholicism, courgettes, Roman hairstyles, a reluctant Mrs Rubinstein, socks, a sheepdog with a grudge .... and many others.  Oh, and five poets new to Lighten Up Online, plus the results of Competition 15.

A new computer looks to be a necessity for your Editor -- which makes for a nervous New Year.  If any of you still has their childhood John Bull Printing Kit it could be worth money here. Little rubber type-slugs fitting inkily into small blocks of wood are where I am still at.