'Hobson-Jobson' is a 'glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases, and of kindred terms, etymological, historical, geographical and discursive'.
Rebecca Jobson is a classy-lady who loves Indian movies, soy chai lattes and is a kindred spirit who will willingly waste time chatting with me about anything under the sun.
OK all this might be a bit obscure but Ms Jobson and I bonded over craft, both having done our BAs in Textile Design and gas bagging about our trips to India...... and I had to get 'Hobson-Jobson' into a post at least once in my life. I mean I went all the way to India, found a copy of this damn dictionary and carted it all the way home. (Although one day when you are on some quiz programme and the question comes up 'what is the name of an Anglo-Indian dictionary written be Colonel Henry Rule?' you'll thank me as you collect your cheque for $1,000,000 from Eddie.)
Some of you might know Beck from Craft Victoria where she has been running Counter, the retail part of CV. She is unfailingly supportive of Victorian craftspeople, giving help and guidance to people of all skill levels and with Ramona she writes under the handmadelife banner. Busy busy busy.
Beck's been working like a Santa elf on Ice for the last couple of weeks pumping out beautiful handstitched Xmas decorations and cards and tags. Yep, it's looking a lot like Xmas!