Blimey. They are a little bit on the emotionally retarded side our dear old House of Windsor.
This film - 'The Queen' - happily confirmed all my worst prejudices about The Family Royal. Philip to Queen on the morning of The Crash - "I've just had your sister on the phone. She says Diana is even more annoying dead than she was when she was alive."
Alistair Campbell to Tony Blair as his ratings rocket following his words on The Death of Di - "People's Princess! You owe me mate!"
Worth watching for the expression on Philip's face alone when hearing Elton John would be singing at the funeral.
And strange strange strange remembering that bizarre week when the world seemed to take leave of their collective senses (apart from the flower seller in Milton Keynes shopping mall who set up a photo of Di ten yards from his stall, sold memorial bouquets, watched them being placed by the photo, and then (presumably) fetched them back to sell them over again).
I have had a lovely day with Reidski. Whilst being apart from him is rubbish maybe it does make the times we have together more special. Or maybe being with him is just special full stop. And I must stop with the Mills and Boon rubbish and return to my re-reading of Jane Eyre as inspired by the current BBC series.Click here for gratuitous glimpse of Toby Stephens.) I had forgotten how funny some of this book is, eg when Jane who has had a somewhat sheltered life first encounters Mr Rochester following his fall from his horse - (I asked)"Are you injured sir?" I think he was swearing, but I am not certain; however he was pronouncing some formula which prevented him from relying to me directly.
Over and off to bed.
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