My mate, Colette, has just been on holiday to the Motherland and came back bearing a haul of gifts for me (more in this month’s IMK post). Thanks, Colette. One of my gifts was this customisable cookie stamp. I thought it was a hoot. I immediately got all the letters out and started playing. It’s Maus’ birthday in a couple of days so I decided to construct “Happy birthday”. You can imagine my anguish when I got to “day” only to find there was not a second “Y”. I was pretty pissed off – “pathetic,” I thought. I was especially grumpy since the packaging showed a stamp bearing the message, ” Happy 5th Bday!” which, as you can see, needs two “Ys”. Because I couldn’t make “Happy Birthday”, I went for the above sycophantic message.