printperson and geesepalace have safely arrived for a week's visit, although their landing was delayed by a manhole cover on the runway. The pilot had never encountered that complication before either.
As many other people already knew - but I did not - Charles Dickens was an avid amateur actor. The caption on a painting at the V&A of other people in Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, a production that Dickens was also in, mentions this. It was hung amidst a whole collection of various actors playing various Shakespearean roles.