A dirty and stained A4 sheet of paper, printed with purple images and text in a monospaced font. A logo including a sun, with an ocean wave cresting inside it, in a shape vaguely reminiscent of a tongue ringed by sharp teeth. A large headline reading Last Resort News Report with the tagline Where Else Would You Want To Go? and the date December 30th, Year 2.
Body text, headline in all caps: Christmas Cheer
Well, hopefully you’ve all finally digested all that delicious Christmas dinner the kitchen cooked up for us! The crayfish was just a big pile of discarded shells by the time we were done with it, picked clean and broken up in search of the last delectable morsel of flesh, for which Rachel says thank you – it made her crew’s job of cleaning and grinding it up for the compost heaps a lot easier!
Many other delicious treats were had at the feast, too many to mention here, but we do want to give special thanks to Alice, Rangi and Nyala, who brought us all a special treat of honeycomb fresh from the hive! Honey-baked fish was a personal favourite, and finishing dinner with a sweet dessert put a perfect cap on a meal shared with our favourite village in the world! We hope all your stings are healing well, you three!
And thank you, everyone, for your efforts to make this wonderful day happen!
New column, headline in all caps: Old Lang Sign
With Christmas done, it’s time for the New Years celebration! Now, some of you, particularly our older readers, will recall a traditional song for this time of year, but no one seemed to know the lyrics well enough to sing it – until now!
Lily King, the librarian, has been hard at work cataloguing our library – a lot of which is just random books grabbed and put where bookworms can’t get them. She’s found some useful books along the way, as well as a lot of fun novels – check out some winter reading soon! – but for the new year, she’s found us something special: the full lyrics to that old song!
Therefore, tomorrow evening, December 31st, the Singhs will be leading a sing-along of the New Years Eve classic, Auld Lang Syne! And yes, that is the spelling! Apparently it’s from a language which is related to, but different from, English. We hope to see you all there to bring back yet another fragment of the old world, and to see in the New Year with friends and loved ones – another year of surviving and thriving!