A late nomination for our Top Ten 2010 Happenings in the House list: that time an Oscar-shortlisted* author visited the House. We remember it as though it were yesterday. Possibly because, well, it was yesterday.
Shaun didn't have a big white beard and a red suit, but he did have a bag of goodies. So it was a little like Christmas morning.
And there was cake (of course).
So it was also a little like a birthday.
Christmas and birthday at once! What could be better?**
Come back any time, Mr Tan!
* Shaun Tan's gorgeous animated short film of The Lost Thing is shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination. Not quite a nomination, yet, but it's definitely finger-crossing time.
** Well, maybe quite a few things if 25 December is actually your birthday, because that's more like one-for-two than two-for-one.