The Monarch's Song from the terrific children's BBC production, Horrible Histories, helps young people learn the names of all the monarchs in British history. However it has always bothered me that it starts with William the Conqueror because he was not the first King of England. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC6okzIKQvg The very first King of England was Æthelstan,… Continue reading Who would be king?
Growth spurts and the Queen’s Jubilee
Daniel is growing at a rate of about 2cm per month and is now 1.5cm shorter than Ben. At this rate he'll overtake Ben by the end of June. He's quite obsessed by it too and checks regularly to see whether he's taller than Ben yet. I'm the tallest in the house so he's still… Continue reading Growth spurts and the Queen’s Jubilee
But when will they all get electric cars?
I never thought I'd say this but I do feel a bit sorry for the Royal Family this week. I haven't watched the Oprah interview with Meghan and Harry and probably won't. I think it's inappropriate to share family disputes with an international audience and am puzzled why anyone would want to make already strained… Continue reading But when will they all get electric cars?
I like to think I'm not at all interested in the Royal family because we Australians are not known for our deference to royalty or to people with titles and money. Jack's as good as his master, as the saying goes, and it's what I think and live by. But, and there is a but,… Continue reading Royalty
Sack racing in front of the Queen
We were very pleased to return our campervan today and return home to hot water and flushing toilets. I've realised that those old VW campervans are just for young, cool people who can defy their natural biology by not producing any poo. Ben and I both have war wounds. Ben for hitting his head on… Continue reading Sack racing in front of the Queen
A letter for the Queen
Elizabeth drew a picture for the Queen and wants me to post it to her. We are not exactly Monarchists. In fact, I'm pretty apathetic about it all and couldn't care less whether Kate has had a haircut or wears high street clothing. If she ever cycles her kids around in a cargo bike then I'll take… Continue reading A letter for the Queen