I awoke from my mid-day mid-winter's snooze to the dulcet tones of our very own HRH Elizabeth the eye-eye (illustrated privately wishing she were me) giving her annual Christmas message and, boy, was I surprised. What a total rip-off of her 1978 speech. All that talk about tolerance and fairplay being the cornerstone of the British nation. And didn't We get Ourselves very much into that whole "there is every reason to be hopeful about the future" thing back in 1964 and 1987???
Next year, I think there are some topics I would like to hear covered:
- funny things Philip said at the dinner table,
- countries I just found out I own,
- results from this year's tiara toss and smash, and
- why the French and Germans have it over us.