CHRISTMAS HAS COME EARLY THIS YEAR! Hurrah! I have not one but two Queens' speeches for your turkey stuffin' wine-drenched argument-over-the-cranberry-saucey entertainment.
First there's the Proper Queen. Queen Elizabeth II's Xmas Message to Great Britain and the Commonwealth as watched by us limeys/poms as you call us at 3pm sharp, Xmas Day...
Second: the Queen of Wales's Speech. If you don't know that much about her, do tune in for all she can speak about is "me me me" (aren't actresses boring! To think: they're meant to spend their lives playing other people: and yet all they ever show any interest in outside that is their own over-tubby egos!)
I don't have much by way of further informations or anything so I'll leave it for now... enjoy!
Great train news for Londoners:
Deutsche Bahn (the German trains co) is applying to run trains through the Channel Tunnel direct from London to Cologne ... (Berlin, please!)
Click for link 1
Click for link 2...
Recipe Blog of the Day:
New House, New Kitchen, New Creations http://newhousenewkitchen.blogspot.com
Includes a shepherd's pie (cottage pie if you wanna be technical about it) recipe from America!
Royal Protocol for Canadians
Heartwarming news story of the day...
(Cairns, Queensland, Australia):
A doberman dog, newly acquired from an animal rescue centre only 4 days previously was in the garden with a 17 month old little girl. A king brown snake (3rd most venomous in the entire world) was slithering towards the infant. The dog obviously saw this and tried nudging the girl. Being under 2 years of age though, of course she was oblivious. When she failed to respond the dog grabbed the girl by the back of the nappy ("diaper") and threw her right over his shoulder and took the serpent's deadly strike himself.
Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine the dog was saved by antivenom.
The little girl's mother, who had witnessed this all from the house said "if I hadn't seen all this with my own eyes I'd never have believed it"!
Click here for the newslink.
Click here for newslink II plus cute picture of the little girl + dog...
Other news from Australia:
Burglar Possum Destroys Museum Exhibits.
Gurgling green Halloween baby!
Here are some of the most entertaining cat pictures I have ever seen in my life!
Holiday photo log - I suggest starting at log 1 then it makes more sense. Or ignoring them all because there is nothing worse than being forced to view another's holiday photo...
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