05 June 2012

If Only I'd discovered this last week

From Lydia Leith and a snip at just £3. I wasn't really sickened by the jubilee celebrations, just indifferent.

12 comments:

Francis Sedgemore said...

I'd thought of an alternative use for those Union Jack bowler hats featured prominently in every single news report for the past week.

jams o donnell said...

ON the other hand they are ideal if you are caught short and need number twos!

Liz said...

Me too.

jams o donnell said...

Indeed!

Andrew said...

Well I am a staunch Republican (in the European not US sense) but I can rather admire the Queen, and Prince Charles too, as human beings. Some say it is a life of privilege but I say they have been cruelly mentally abused and manipulated since birth, due to an accident of birth. I certainly couldn't do it and not crack up (never mind having to live with those ears in poor Charles's case). Every day of your life mapped out years in advance. And they do have the public support (all polls suggest) so I just have to tolerate the system and sigh. I also greatly admire Prince Philip for deciding, "Stuff this for a game of soldiers, I'm going to pretend I've got a pain in the groin and have a nice lie down with a cup of tea, the telly off and the windows tight shut. Hee, hee." Respect good Sir. Respect.

susan said...

I was born in England right after WWII and among my first memories was hearing the funeral of George VI on the radio. His and Queen Mary's bravery in staying in London during the blitz was recognized and appreciated by all of my parent's generation so his passing just a few years later was a great tragedy for them. Some of that feeling rubbed off on me. I'm old enough now to remember the coronation and how beautiful she was. For that I can appreciate the history of her reign. Thankfully, I wasn't in Britain and don't watch television anyway so haven't been subjected to all the hype.

jams o donnell said...

Haha Andrew, I can imagine why he would "contract" an infection!


You missed nothing much Susan, I assure you!

James Higham said...

Think that was meant to put the BBC coverage in.

Knatolee said...

Ooh, I love it!

jams o donnell said...

Avoided the coverage like the plague James

A perfect souvenir and cheap too Knat!

Syncopated Eyeball said...

Ha haha!

jams o donnell said...

Good,eh?