Famous Five Christmas Countdown…December 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: Bethnal Green Banger, Brian Roberts Butchers, dog christmas gift, Ginger Pig, sausages, squeaky meat toy
I’m unnervingly on top of my Christmas shopping this year so I thought I would set myself a separate gift challenge. For the next week I will post one present suggestion every day for each member of the Famous Five, plus Aunt Fanny and (argh, difficult to buy for) Uncle Quentin. I’ve got no idea what to get them yet, so I now have a familiar and reassuring sense of Christmas anxiety.
First up – Timmy the Dog!
I’ve actually got two suggestions for Timmy:
1) Faux meat toy. I saw this on Norwich market when I was last there a few weeks ago. I took a picture of it as I thought it would be PERFECT for Timmy. Various baddies try to poison Timmy with dodgy meat throughout the series, much to George’s distress. This faux meat provides a handy distraction, plus hours of entertainment as it squeaks. A bargain at £3.
2) Sausage variety pack. In case Timmy is really peeved by the fake meat, some good butchers’ sausages will cheer him up and restore harmony in the Kirrin home. These are from The Ginger Pig in Victoria Park. I love the green wooden meat cleaver decoration.
My local butchers, Brian Roberts, on Roman Road, East London also does homemade sausages including their house special, the Bethnal Green Banger. As we know, the rest of the Five are partial to sausages (see my previous post on the topic here) so do make sure your meaty gift gets to its intended recipient.