Jul 06

Gawd Bless Yer Ma’am!

FT + Pumpkin Publog2 comments • 926 views

queen mumNow coming from a rather staunch royalist background, I have a stupid range of Windsor trivia clogging up my brane. In particular when it was decided that the FT group trip to the great british beer festival would be next Friday I immediately thought “ooh, it’s the queen mum’s birthday.” And, according to a memoir by her equerry, it appears (until the great british gin festival is introduced anyway) to be the best possibly place to celebrate the doddering old parasite. Gin and Dub at NOON, wine, port, fizz and martinis throughout the day, no wonder she was always smiling. You have to admire her devotion to the cause though, maybe she lived until she was 101 because she was effectively pickled…


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    Pete Baran on 28 Jul 2006 #

    Use other diversions from her 12′ Lizardsness PLZ. THX.

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    Emma on 29 Jul 2006 #

    Ha ha one of my late grandpa’s preferred tipples was gin & dubonnet which my dad used to describe as ‘an old tart’s drink’. It meant that our pre dinner drinks were always delayed – gin & dubonnets drank at the same rate as white wine etc = utter ruin before dinner is even on the table.

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