It’s cold outside… so a sleighride seems a fitting tribute to today. Enjoy!

I love this spinning top – not just the movement but the jingling sound – reminds me of sleigh-bells. I assume it is from the 60s or 70s former Soviet Union.

If there is anyone out there who knows what the ‘AP’ or ‘AR (I assume the P is the Cyrillic for ‘R’) stands for, please do let me know. And I hope you’re keeping warm!

A note on the ‘cover’ image: The illustrator is not mentioned – so again, any tip is welcome! It is from the cover of the first of 2 records accompanying “Der arme Millionär”: A BBC Radio course in everyday German based on Erich Kästner’s novel ‘Drei Männer im Schnee’ (1967).