Queen Elizabeth

251 posts in this topic

I'm not a big fan of pomp and pagentry, but I did find the Church services particulary moving.

 

Children have lost their mum; grandchildren have lost their grandma. It is incredibly sad.

 

Quote

Queen Elizabeth's was a life well lived; a promise with destiny kept and she is mourned most deeply in her passing. That promise of lifelong service I renew to you all today. 

 

I do think Charles will make a good King. He's already shown it in many ways. His natural connection with, and interest in, ordinary people stands out.

 

I felt today whilst watching the proceedings that that sense of worry, or vacuum, that the greater British public may have felt is gone. 

 

The Queen is dead.

 

Long live the King.

 

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

However hopeless they may be at organising many other aspects of public life, nobody can touch the British when it comes to organising pomp and ceremony.  

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, john g. said:

there's something about bagpipes which is something else..

 

My neighbours love my 3am bagpipe practice
They even throw bricks through my window so they can hear it better

 

or another perspective...


My neighbor thru a brick through my window at 3 a.m.!!

Fortunately, i was still awake, playing my bagpipes.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Techsmex said:

 

My neighbours love my 3am bagpipe practice
They even throw bricks through my window so they can hear it better

For you, Mr Techsmex

 

 

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, john g. said:

 

During World War II, four prisoners are captured and brought back to a German base, set to await the death penalty in their cells. The prisoners are a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman and an Englishman.
One morning, a German officer comes in and tells the prisoners, "You are to be lined up and each shot in turn, but before you are shot you get a final wish."
The Scotsman says, "Before I'm shot I'd like to hear Highland Cathedral played on the bagpipes once again, to remind me of the old country."
The German nods, "That can be arranged."
The Irishman says, "Before I die, I'd like to hear Danny Boy sung, in the style of Daniel O'Donnel, with Riverdancers skipping gaily to the tune to remind me of the old country."
The German nods, "That can also be arranged."
The Welshman says, "After them, before I die I'd like to hear Men of Harlech once again, sung by the Treorchy Male Voice Choir, to remind me of the old country."
The German nods, "Yes. That can be arranged."


Hearing all this, the Englishman bursts out laughing.
When the German officer asks "And what is your wish?", he laughs even harder and says;

"Can I be shot first?"

 

 

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, snowingagain said:

For you, Mr Techsmex

 

 

 

Mr Techsmex?  I'm honoured .. to be elevated to a mister

 

truth be known, I love the bagpipe distinctive funereal sound

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Techsmex said:

 

Mr Techsmex?  I'm honoured .. to be elevated to a mister

 

Lordy, have I misgendered you.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, snowingagain said:

Lordy, have I misgendered you.

 

nah, just always considered meself as a misdemeanor

 

what is the difference between a misgender and a misdemeanor?

-A misdemeanor is when you steal someone's funny bone

-A misgender is when you steal someone's penis bone

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, snowingagain said:

Lordy, have I misgendered you.

 

Tex has always been one of "them"  :o

 

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, hooperski said:

 

Tex has always been one of "them"  :o

 

 

I think you meant one of dem

 

ahem, cough cough

 

hold my testicles softly

 

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, snowingagain said:

Okaay.  Think we are veering off topic, just a little bit, chaps.   But, whatever.

 

you can thank hoopsies for that tangent.  Hoopsies is my bestest Toytown fiend.

 

but truth be told,  you threw the first snowball  !

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Techsmex said:

back on topic,

 

feel so bad for emma and the corgis..

 

Can't speak for Emma, but the corgis will be fine.  Andrew has experience of grooming.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, hooperski said:

 

Can't speak for Emma, but the corgis will be fine.  Andrew has experience of grooming.

 

perhaps Andrew has risen above his limits, god save Emma!

 

now hoopskies, you are venturing to dangerous places, MI6 (or is it 7 now?) is watching

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, snowingagain said:

For you, Mr Techsmex

 

 

 

Agreed, brilliant (although at the begining I doubted her sobriety ;) )

 

Thanks @snowingagain

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now