Mr Skates' haul of eights gifts also included a black-and-white portrait of his own face and a much sought-after Lithuanian presidential tie.But if the rules over department rivalries hold true, giftless
CardiC/ South and Penarth AM Vaughan But if the rules over department rivalries hold true, giftless
CardiC/ South and Penarth AM Vaughan Gething must be looking over enviously at Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister JeC/ Cuthbert - who has amassed 14 gifts in Deputy Minister and Ministerial roles since 2011, including a clog, a desk clock and two pairs of Finnish Marimekko socks.
I decided to make my way home giftless
for one of my children, but first I called into the Liverpool shop with a little bit of hope that may be someone may have a heart and hand this bag in, to be returned to the rightful owner.
Some people prefer to go giftless
. There is a reason that people who throw Christmas parties often write "No gifts, please" at the bottom of their invitations.
Hotter's reminiscences of backstage (and onstage) idiosyncracies have appeal--his account of how Knappertsbusch defeated a vocally giftless
protege of Goring's would itself make the volume worthwhile--but they have no glamour.
Take for instance the karaoke craze, in which the untutored and the abjectly giftless
are expected to indulge the risible pretense that they can sing as well as, say, "The Three Tenors," or any moderately talented pop star.