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Snow joke

12 January 2010

Mr Justice Spinachface woke up in his four poster bed, pulled aside the curtains, looked out across his modest 500 acre estate in the heart of Norfolk and said “damn and blast”.

Somewhere near Chelmsford Ms Araminta Cauliflower, solicitor of the Superior Court, looked out of the window of her bijou thatched cottage and said “oh dear”.

And, from his basement bedsit, Albert Pauper, legal aid solicitor, looked up at the small square of sky that represented his only view of the outside world and said “crikey”.

Simultaneously, two other solicitors and a district judge were waking up from vague forensic dreams in different parts of East Anglia and staring at the scene that was causing such consternation to their unseen colleagues: it was chucking it down with snow, and the whole world had been cloaked in white. Even the wheelie bins looked festive.

They all punched the snooze buttons on their alarm clocks and returned to their reveries.

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