It's good to see that the design for the 'tails' side of the new £1 coin looks exactly as if it could have been issued as part of the Queen's first set, back in 1953. And this pleasingly retro design is the work of a 15-year-old schoolboy - a grammar school pupil, what's more. Perhaps we should get him to redesign the irredeemably ugly 50p coin, with a sensible number of sides (or none) this time.
Nige, who, like Mr Kenneth Horne, prefers to remain anonymous, was also a founder blogger of The Dabbler and a co-blogger on the Bryan Appleyard Thought Experiments blog. He is the sole blogger on this one, and his principal aim is to share various of life's pleasures. These tend to relate to books, art, poems, butterflies, birds, churches, music, walking, weather, drink, etc, with occasional references to the passing scene.