Mrs Audept has just resumed importing art and artifacts from Thailand after a break of 2 years caused by poor currency exchange rates and The Covid pandemic. Her Thai friends were so pleased that they included a little surprise for her in the container. This is a carved wooden pig rescued from a flood-destroyed temple in Northern Thailand. The round hole in the top was for a pole on one side of an entranceway. The pig is one of the 12 Zodiac signs featured on Thai temples. It arrived yesterday and is now guarding the entrance to our bedroom (no, it’s not a temple but it works for me!) Sheba has obligingly posed to show relative scale!