I forgot to mention yesterday that when I was in Southampton my friend had made me a birthday cake:
It has astronomical rather than astrological meaning behind it – well sort of astronomical, it’s based on some glow stars actually. I think it will make even less sense if I explain it beyond that, but it did have a really nice marble cake and butter icing in it. Lovely – and I still have some more left to eat.
I was looking at an article on the BBC yesterday about the effect on the UK since winning all the Olympic medals at the weekend. It was a light-hearted article and reading the comments at the end, I just have to conclude that there are some people who wouldn’t find anything to celebrate if everything they have ever dreamed of came true. What’s wrong with being proud of the competitors from your nation who have achieved so much and are at the top of their sport?
On a lighter note, you may recall the ex-England Manager Steve McClaren. Well it seems that when he left England to manage a Dutch team he also lost his ability to speak English (for those who doubt, he is actually English and was born in Yorkshire…)
See the Royal Carriages behind Buckingham Palace
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