Thursday, August 22, 2013

What's he doing here?



Mayor of London, Boris Johnston, is here in Melbourne for a literary event. It seems no one told him it is compulsory to wear a helmet when cycling in Victoria. Photo from News Ltd. I didn't know, but he taught here at Geelong Grammar.

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  1. I heard a bit of him on the wireless earlier today before I went out. He speaks well, though I am well aware of how much of a pratt he can be.

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    1. He was on tv last night too Fen. I will just say he is an interesting person.

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    1. Sturdy and strong River.

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  3. LOL that's awesome! "Look ma, one hand!!"

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    1. Keith, I don't think he would deny an accusation that he is a show off.

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  4. I guess he looks bad enough without having a helmet head as it is!

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    1. Michael, he seems never had gotten past that private foppish school boy look.

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  5. Despite his awful politics, I am strongly drawn to men, women and children with red hair *pathetic sigh*.

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    1. Hels, I don't see him as ginger. I don't care for his politics, but still he is very intelligent. You'd be right in Scotland then.

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  6. Hels; that hair looks very blonde to me, I scrolled back up twice just to check. Definitely blonde, no red in sight.

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  7. Hi Andrew

    I may have mentioned this before, but I nearly ran him down in Islington in my BMW about 15 years ago. He was doing figure-8s in a fairly busy street on his bone-rattler. This was long before he was Mayor of London (and thank you for not calling him Lord Mayor - I can't tell you how many times I've emailed the ABC over that clanger). He was then a Tory MP so, of course, I recognised him. Perhaps, in retrospect, I should have tried less hard to avoid him?

    Hels and River - I have seen him in person on a number of occasions and can confirm that the mop is white-blonde.

    xxx

    Pants

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    1. I forgot about that Pants, but yes I remember now. I did write Lord Mayor but then fact checked as I know it applies here in Australia, some are Mayors and some Lord Mayors. The London Lord Mayor reigns over the little bit in the middle, the City of London, rather that Boris' territory, Greater London (did I get the apostrophe correct?) Our ABC should know better.

      While you probably should have run over Boris, Holloway is such a long drive to visit you.

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  8. He's a character all right.. The last comment made me smile Andrew.

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    1. Grace, it is relevant because we are going to visit her next month.

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