it would be thought that a spade is a spade! The pictoformational poster below explores this and indeed many other such theories. But of one thing I am certain (without fingers crossed): you’ll take something with you, maybe ideas and inspiration, or a deeper understanding of ‘spade,’ even a feeling, like rage, or delirious hysterical laughter. Now, I’ve said more than enough, let’s make our way further down the page.

As the ‘hugging time’ draws ever near, this is an official tutorial on preparing to partake in this complex act. Please enjoy – and remember, a hug is not supposed to be frightening and in time, it may become pleasing.

Caution: contains rude Caution: it’s messy cos I was too lazy to correct all mistakes LESSON ONE:

“I’d love to learn the dance of Bim Bim. I just need two baskets containing balloon (sic.). You’re welcome to join me, we can dance as a pair, or I’ll probably use a three-legged chair”

Lady 2018 wishes you a beautiful year (and please bear in mind, her sausage-like fingers actually produce music and therefore it is unimportant that they are sausage-like. But yes, I do need to work on my drawing of hands).