Sorry I ‘ve been a bit erratic. I seem to have been very tired over the past few days and just haven’t got round to blogging. This isn’t much of an excuse, I know, because there isn’t a lot of effort involved in typing a few hundred words, but it just seems to have defeated me. This, I suppose is a sign that I’m getting old. When I was a lad I’d think nothing of starting work at 6am and then working and carousing my way through the next eighteen or twenty hours. I had so much more energy…
Much less sense, but definitely much more energy.
I think I mentioned that we were hard at work putting Duke of Edinburgh coins and medallions on the internet. I’m not sure if I mentioned that I remarked to the boss that if my co-worker had been at work he would have been telling us off for a lack of good taste. And sure enough, when he returned to work and saw what we’d been selling, he did comment on our poor taste. It seems to be poor taste that is gently paying off, and it has certainly paid my wages for a week. Most of it was already on and just needed “Duke of Edinburgh” or “Prince Philip” adding to the title. The medallion pictured in my last post is now on its way to Australia. A lot of people in Australia like royalty items. A lot, to be fair, probably favour a republic. I’m easy either way, but if someone wants to buy something, I’m happy to sell it.
That, I think is enough for now. It’s going to end up around 300 words and that’s a good start. I don’t want to bury my readers under a deluge of invective about David Cameron, for instance, who is either slightly immoral or very, very stupid, with his lobbying activities. Looking at his track record, I actually favour very, very stupid. I made the mistake of watching Prime MInister’s Questions this morning, and the current incumbent, and his opposition opposite number gave me a great insight into the politics of the school yard and the way that two reputed heavyweight intellects become childish idiots when you give them a country to run.
I had a brainwave whilst watching them, and looking at the rest of the associated sycophants. It’s a pay per view game show combining Prime Minister’s Questions and the current fascination for big cats. If I say that the working title is “Release the Lions” , you can probably guess the rest.
I still haven’t touched on roadworks, builders and pharmacies. I may have to write a second post…
Excuses not necessary. We are pleased with what you do manage.
Thank you Derrick. 🙂
I like your sense of humour Simon…
Australians are buying the medals because they have poor taste or are they buying the medals because they recognise poor taste when they see it and are buying the medals anyway.
No matter. It’s all good for sales.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth. 🙂
That is a nice medallion. The young Princess looks very happy to be with Philip. That was an interesting period in time, with the war still going on. Things were quite different.
Yes, when my mum and dad got married a few years later the neighbours pooled their sugar rations for the cake and contributed clothing coupons for the dress. Very different times.
I understand that the Government of Queensland sent the Royal couple 500 cases of tinned pineapple as a wedding present.
“there isn’t a lot of effort involved in typing a few hundred words”….says you!
You. seem to manage it as regular as clockwork, and more. 🙂
I thought I had established a habit but I seem to have lost it.
Like the naked monk.
I’ve not known many monks, but it isn’t a thought I want to dwell on. 🙂