Life Each year at about this time I visit the Christmas Markets in Manchester and today was the day. One of the pleasures is to see the giant santa on the roof of the town hall, his jolly face waving down at the visitors becoming slowly sozzled on mulled wine. This year, I was greeted by this:

It's Zippy from Rainbow. Here's a shot of it lit up at night (the lights apparently only using up a third of the power the air pump used on the old inflatable model) and remarkably, no one from the council or it appears the people who constructed in France have fessed up to the similarity, which makes the whole thing even more delicious.

From space?

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