As Ian has already posted, it was the Coastguard Christmas meal on Saturday, so for the benefit of those colleagues who couldn't make it, and for our general readership (hi to you both ...) I thought I'd share some of the jokes from the crackers...
Q: What does the word minimum mean?
A: A very small mother
Q:What did the beaver say to the tree?
A: Nice gnawing you
Q:Why did the witch put her broom in the washing machine?
A: She wanted to have a clean sweep.
Seriously folks, this is as good as it gets, so I'll stop there. But at least in these environmental times its good to see that even bad jokes can be recycled and re-used.