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Old June 3rd 12, 12:48 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Jack Campin
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How about some first hand reports on the activities celebrating
the Queen's 60th year on the throne?


As far as I can see, nothing at all except some shops using
Royal Family and Union Jack kitsch in their window displays.
One local pub about 2 miles away has Union Jack bunting round
it.

This song dates back to 1952. If anything it reflects Scottish
public opinion better now than it did then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zpk5FYeaDM
http://mysongbook.de/msb/songs/s/scotbrea.html
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8134

There are going to be a hell of a lot of Union Jack cupcake moulds
going cheap next week.

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Old June 3rd 12, 08:39 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Christina Websell
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"Jack Campin" wrote in message
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How about some first hand reports on the activities celebrating
the Queen's 60th year on the throne?


As far as I can see, nothing at all except some shops using
Royal Family and Union Jack kitsch in their window displays.
One local pub about 2 miles away has Union Jack bunting round
it.

This song dates back to 1952. If anything it reflects Scottish
public opinion better now than it did then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zpk5FYeaDM
http://mysongbook.de/msb/songs/s/scotbrea.html
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8134

There are going to be a hell of a lot of Union Jack cupcake moulds
going cheap next week.

Typical bah humbug comment from a Scot. I am allowed to say this as I am
half Scottish.
Tweed





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Old June 4th 12, 12:16 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Christina Websell
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"Bastette" wrote in message
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Christina Websell wrote:

We are having a street party outside our houses tomorrow. Just a few
immediate neighbours. Unfortunately, the weather forecast is for rain
so
we'll be putting a gazebo up to keep the food dry! It will be a buffet
type spread - I've just got back from getting some baguettes and rolls
and
four different salad mixes and I also made a big curry this afternoon.


You will have to thumb your noses at the neighbors who, I am sure, are
*not* invited.


You are quite right, they were not invited even though it was not myself who
was in charge of giving out invitations.

Sounds fun! Hope it's sunny and dry.

It rained solidly all day. We commandeered a neighbour's garage and put a
small marquee up in front of it. Everyone brought food, so much there are
lots of leftovers.
One of the neighbour's fathers is a DJ so we got his disco set up in the
garage. The celebration started at 3 pm and we arrived to the tunes of
"Singing in the rain", "Raindrops are falling on my head", "Here comes
summer", "Purple Rain" et al.

I've met a few neighbours I never knew before. Because we realised we had a
lot of food we gathered up a couple of 80 yr olds from "round the corner" in
another road and they danced all day. The music was great. All sorts, from
jive to rock n roll, hoe downs, and because it was realised I cannot dance
with my bad ankle now, The Music Man - the one where you pretend to play the
trombone and piano. Lady in Red, seeing the elderly couple smooch to that
brought a tear to my eye.

It was fabulous. We stuffed ourselves with food and I had 4 glasses of wine
(hic)

The evening ended with "Rule Brittania" and the National Anthem and we all
stood up for that to show due respect to our monarch.

It was absolutely amazingly wonderful and I loved every minute of it.

Tweed












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Old June 4th 12, 02:14 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Lesley Madigan
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On Jun 2, 1:32*pm, Lesley wrote:

And that's really all it means to me...might go to a BBQ on Tuesday in
my local

To be fair we did have a Jubilee breakfast at work Wednesday morning-
the clinics don't open until midday on Wednesday's and once a month we
have a staff meeting, which is usually sitting around being told about
the cuts in services and how we are all going to have to work harder
for less money but this month the service manager let us have a little
party and somehow found a few quid so some staff brought in quiches/
pork pies/cheese and crackers/fruit/cakes etc and one girl brought
some home made Indian snacks (Pakora and stuff like that) and Tanya
made her famous banofee pie (The hit of the party) and Colin's partner
baked a huge Victoria sponge and a bakewell tart and the piece de
resistance Adassa (who runs a West Indian catering firm as a sideline)
cooked a feast of jollop rice, plantain, saltfish fritters etc- there
was so much food people were still eating it Friday

That was very nice although a bit sad when Adassa annouced she is
taking early retirement (she lost her youngest son suddenly late last
year and wants to spend more time with his children)

Got back to the office feeling well fed and mellow and found an email
inviting us to a meeting about the proposal to cut our wages..........

Still if the weathers nice I am quite looking forward to the BBQ in
the pub tomorrow afternoon

Lesley

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