Sunday, 3 June 2012
The queen and the pound shop flag, and a stove pipe hat
Sunday and here in the rolling hills of
Shropshire right on the Welsh border it was to say the
least rather a quiet and lazy Sunday, very wet and very grey, just like the old
days. I got to watch a television set today and a bit of the queen floating down
the Thames (she was in a barge)…. There were
two things that did not appear to get mentioned by the massed members of the
BBC as they gave us a blow by blow account of all the boats and ships. The
first was the queen looked damn cold to me and although I’m sure enjoyed the
trip, she did not always look entirely happy. It was cold and wet and no one
likes being stared at by half a million people.
The other thing I noticed was the mayor of London Mr Boris Johnson, who was on one of the thousand or so boats, was waving a Union Jack with a picture of the Queen on it. I can hear you all saying SO WHAT, but I recognised that flag it was not just any flag it was a flag from the pound shop at Harry Tuffins. A lot of you will be thinking Harry who? but the point is it was the flag they sell in pound shops, what on earth was the mayor of
on a posh boat doing with a cheap
pound shop flag. I’m sure he must have some vintage flag as used by Queen London Victoria to celebrate the launch of Britain’s first steam powered space rocket from , successfully putting
a corgi into orbit for several hours before its tragic failure on re-entry and
the subsequent discovery of the world’s first hotdog. Which in turn led to the
corruption of British eating habits and the decline of the empire? Greenwich
Today I was able to finish crowns, I have had to make myself one so I have based mine of one on the old imperial Russian royal family crowns , what with mum being a Russian spy, although that is still a secret…….AH ………sorry mum, mum says IDIOT
I was planning to give the Cultural Olympian a stove hat as part of his own Victorian image but I have realized that it will make him nearly three and half feet tall or maybe four feet(and that's without the plinth) and he will not fit in the car……… DAMN so I either make a smaller hat or a removable hat. It reminded me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind when the hero chappie makes that huge mountain in the living room and everyone runs away.
Sorry I am late tonight, it is all that being lazy. While on the subject of everyone running away Sooty the Cat has just run into the house like a big ball of fluff with all his hair standing on end, so I am not sure what has spooked him, maybe ZOMBIES ……Well Cool.
I hope this makes sense it is a bit rushed.