What ho, proles!
Readers, one of the Castle's kitchen staff has just given birth to triplets. Ordinarily, this would be cause for great celebration but regrettably Sharon already has four children and I think it imprudent to permit her another three. One tends to find that it is the women with the greatest number of sprogs who miss work most often. Accordingly, I have informed Sharon that she may keep one of her new born babes, but that the other two must be put up for adoption. The children in question have been provisionally named Frederick and Horatio (though you are, of course, quite welcome to re-name them should you so choose) and boast a healthy Saxon appearance. They would make a delightful Christmas addition to any family and can be purchased over the telephone by ringing Mrs Joan Haddock on (01243) 65097.