Could we just do that again on the Thames, but this time with some sunshine and no rain? Regardless, what a spectacle it was. Miss Piggy looked particularly grumpy at times, no doubt worried about her subjects getting wet. The Sunday before it was, at least in Geordie Land, as they put it, boilin'. A beach had been created on the banks of the River Tyne and the Geordies were taking full advantage of the sand, deck chairs and hot sun.
While I am a republican, as PM Cammo said to we Australians tonight on the tv, think about what sort of president you might end up with? He did have a point. The Queen was a revered figure in my childhood, possibly above god. It is perhaps hard for young people to understand how someone my age feels about the Queen, after what I suppose was essentially brain washing. My head tells me one thing, but my heart and upbringing tells me something else again. She was above criticism and ipso facto, so was the institution.
Assuming she will die before I do, although that does not necessarily follow, I will no longer have any truck with me being a subject of a foreign monarch. I respect our history, but that is what it is, history. While I might like to have a bit of fun with Willie and or Harry, I do not want them lording it over me, thank you very much.
Anyway, did you catch PM Cammo on tv? He was looking brown as a berry, somewhat incongruously on such a grey day. I suspect he took the triple shot for one spray tan deal. Unfortunately our reporter did not question him over what he is doing to the less fortunate in his country, or what he has given to the more fortunate.