I do like Saturdays. They are generally interesting days, being a bit busier than weekdays, and with a slightly more social element about them. For the last few weeks they have been also been the start of my weekend, as I currently have Sundays and Mondays off.
Today we had several people selling things and a couple coming to buy, with someone in nearly all the time. I’m just getting into the swing of things with the Edward VIII medallions, and am remembering how to set up an eBay listing with a drop-down menu. It isn’t difficult but you need to concentrate and my first few attempts last week all ended with me wiping things off by accident.
We currently have one listing up and running. There are two more ready to go and a fourth is in preparation. They are getting steadily more interesting as time goes by. I started with Coronation medallions (two lots), moved on to the Empire Day medallions and am now on Royal Visits. I still have the better quality Coronation Medallions and the Investiture Medallions to do.
He’s an interesting man, and had some admirable qualities, but he is not a man I personally admire. I think that things worked out for the best as George VI made a great wartime King, whereas Edward VIII, with his admiration of Hitler and his defeatist talk, would not have been an asset.
However, like so many things from history, we will never know.
I am trying to extend my posts to 500 words in order to increase my writing stamina, having made do with 250 words for many of my posts. However, there are just some days when 250 seems the right number. I did try a few hundred on fascism (following on from Edwards VIII) and I also became enmeshed in some discussion of anti-semitism (ditto) but my heart wasn’t in either of them and they are not really subjects lending themselves to short discussions.
Rather than burble on for the sake of reaching a word count I racked my brains for a quote, then, as my brains were not up to the job, looked on the internet. My brains don’t hold enough Shakespeare. but fortunately the internet does. A line from Henry V on the subject of Corporal Nym supplies the title of the post, and the closing thought.
(I have re-used two photographs from recent posts – sorry to be so lazy.)
I have quite a lot of thoughts about fascism at the moment but they are not occasioned by thinking about Edward VIII.
I had a chance to mention the Windsor Swastikas today – not the paramilitary wing of the Royal Family, but a Canadian Ice Hockey team that disbanded in 1916 when all the players went to war.
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One of the good things about the internet is that we learn how many phrases we didn’t know came from the Bard.
Yes, he seems to have written a large proportion of the English language. 🙂
I have also used the Internet to look up Shakespeare quotations.
It is the best place to find them. Even when I know a quote I don’t always know where it comes from.
I find I’m frequently a word or two off.
Easily done, I’m very hazy on some of them even if they are famous quotes. 🙂
And many tend to be misquoted.
Yes, I often find myself guilty of this.
Sundays and Mondays are good days to have off. 🙂