Ohai, anni! Happi jubilee dai! *Waves littlol Union Flag across teh pond* Hmm... Considerin all teh tymes taht tehre haz been squabblez among teh group, izzit nawt confusign taht France, adn teh UK, adn teh USA, all has teh same red/white/blue kolor skeme on teh flagz? Ai meenz, Ai spoze we all kan blaim Willm teh Konkeror or somebunny, but still, it seemz to show a lakk ov originalitee. Oar maybe we only had so many colorz of cloff... :? Anyway, huzza for Her Majesty teh very nice Queen!
Ai had 2 lukk it up 2 see wye it wuz rood! Ai ownlee noed teh werd az teh Latin fur wiv! Aifink dat dis silleh pernikkitiness uv WP maeks peepl fink moar smuttiniss dan iffn dey juss let us get awn wiv owr ufn. OK, taek owt teh reelee bad werds wen dey aer ritten az sutch, but, cucumber?!
Thanks for clarifying teh moderation mystery, anni! Ai thought taht Ai knew all teh trix for avoiding moderashun by nao... but Ai didnawt! *Rolls eyez adn gigglols, adn feels glad taht Ai doesnawt has to make up teh moderation filters maiself*
Oh, and BTW, your comment is out of moderation and you used a word that had the letters muc reversed in it and for some reason, WP thinks that is not suitable for us to see! I got moderated for cuc*mber!
I was only the assistant bus restorer! I'm reasonably capable at DIY tasks (less now as age makes climbing and suchlike less safe) I used to watch my grandfather doing carpentry and my work as a labtech involved working with all manner of tools constructing apparatus etc. Never been much good at more ladylike pursuits - though I can knit and sew and cook!
Ohai anni! I tried to add another comment after you told me about your bus-restoring adventure, but it got moderated, and I still can't figure out why! Anyway, it was just to say that I was surprised at your hidden talents. Restoring a bus is one of those tasks which, if I were told to do it, I would be nonplussed! (One of several tasks which would similarly be beyond my skills, Ai might add.) I need to keep a list of people I know who have special smarts. That's how the world makes progress, you know... an astronomer and a bus-restorer and a microwave-oven programmer all meet accidentally, and next thing you know, we finally have the flying cars we were supposed to have a decade ago!! Or something. Have a happy day!
Sorry to hear of your family's loss. I've had occasion to ponder funeral music from time to time; and if I were to specify my own right now, I'd ask for "I'll Be Seeing You" (maybe the Jimmy Durante recording? or Judy Collins? or Jo Stafford?) and "We'll Meet Again" (Vera Lynn, of course). I must confess a sneaky respect for the decedent who specified the Ying Tong Song, though!
Thanks for the good wishes for my trip - sadly it was for a funeral (my SIL). It did have a bright side as I met my youngest great-niece for the first time - and the funeral was rather more dignified than the last one Puddy and I attended where the retiring music was the Raspberry song and the Ying tong song! The clergyman's face was a picture!
Yes, we have two classes of post. 1st class is supposed to be delivered next day, 2nd class may take longer. The good thing is, that if you buy the 'class' stamps, you can continue to use them without having to pay extra even if the cost of postage has gone up!
Ohai Anni! I have a silly experience to share with you... Last week I got a package from England that arrived with five postage-stamps on it; four of them said "50P" and one said "2ND". I knew that "P" meant pence, of course, and I remembered that "D" used to be an abbreviaton for "penny," so I thought maybe that "2ND" meant "2 new pence;" but then, why would the 2-penny stamp have the N, when the 50P stamp didn't? Did they use both new and old pence? Were the 50P stamps old ones? They all had the same picture of Her Majesty, just different colo(u)rs. Puzzled, I looked up pictures of English stamps on teh Interwebs...and saw that some of your stamps said "1ST," "2ND" etc. And then I had the facepalm moment, of course, and saw that "2ND" meant "second class" post, rather than saying how many pence it was worth. Duh. Mai philatelic confusion, let me show you it!! --Have a happy week!!
Ohai lungdoc - not sure if it is you who is interested in the Goons - just in case, here is an article from my paper today that may be of interest: http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/may/27/goon-show-60th-birthday