|In April’s early morn
uniformed splendour is borne
upon the backs of numerous horses
through London streets troop loyal forces
in tribute to the royal pair
as “Commoner Kate” weds the Heir
all eyes will focus on the passing parade
as on this day a new Princess is made
across the land hearts will rejoice
as in the Abbey we hear his voice
as Will says “I will”
and Kate looks pure
we can be sure
when it is born
it’ll have those teeth
Archive for April, 2011
I enjoyed the ITV doco on L.S Lowry this evening and I can’t help thinking that very soon there is going to be an announcement of a Lowry exhibition in London. Watch this space. Meanwhile I confess to not having known that Oasis had made a video in the style of Lowry a few years back – and very fine it is too.
|Mr John Sullivan, ace comedy writer and author of Only Fools and Horses – possibly the funniest ever British TV comedy – has sadly died all too young.
He wrote and sang the theme song for OFH.
Here is the end song performed.
Here are the lyrics.
The Memories of John Sullivan’s work will never fade for me.
Should you be short of things to do this Royal Wedding Tide then why not perform your own wool-based tribute by knitting your own corgi?
You know you want to.
With massive cuts to public services in train what is the lead item on the news today?
Proposed changes to the law of royal succession. The issue which has gripped the nation for, er… never.
Alongside the present impending marriage of another pair of over-privileged inbreds, this is the latest in a steady drip-drip of dross, thinly disguised as news. How gratifying to know that the projected progeny of prince and princess privilege will ascend to power irrespective of pudendal arrangements.
It didn’t take a genius to predict that London’s creaking tube system would prove the weak link in the London 2012 infrastructure. Now the bleating has begun – see above. The system has been underinvested and poorly managed for years and years. Symbolic of this is the ceiling in one of the tunnels of a station I regularly visit. The ceiling has been under repair for some time. Six months?, a year? No. Over seventeen years. Yes, seventeen years I have been walking under that ceiling patched up with chicken wire that has the ‘temporary’ lighting hanging down. All over the tube there are similar botched up repairs ‘underway’. The fact that the system runs as well as it does is testament to the dedication of the hard pressed staff and the even harder pressed passengers who daily endure manky stations and trains, delays and overcrowding. What was once the pride of London and a beacon of modern efficiency to the world is now a shambling shadow of its former glory. We can write the 2012 headlines now can’t we? All that’s needed to complete the teetering timebomb will be a well timed Olympic strike from the ongoingly aggrieved LT staff.
Mind the gap.
This has to be the nicest Google doodle I’ve seen.