Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Looking Back - Queen Mother's Centenary

On this day in 2000, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother became the first member of the Royal Family to reach her centenary. The Queen Mother was among 12 centenarians around the country celebrating their birthdays the same day. More than 40,000 well-wishers gathered in the Mall to watch the Queen Mother and her two daughters step onto the balcony of the Palace, closely followed by the rest of the Royal Family. Earlier that morning the Queen's personal postman, Tony Nicholls, had made one extra special delivery - a hand-written telegram from Buckingham Palace. In addition sacks full of presents and cards had been delivered to Clarence House, the Queen Mother's home in London.
A 21-gun salute was fired from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, from Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland and from Cardiff City Hall.
At St Paul's Church, in Walden, Hertfordshire, where the Queen Mother was christened nearly a century ago the bells were rung.
At Glamis Castle, in Scotland, where she spent most of her childhood, a special bagpipe redition was played.
And at Glorious Goodwood, a race was especially named after the Queen Mother to mark her birthday.
In the evening the Queen Mother and her daughters, attended a performance by the Kirov Ballet at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

The Queen Mother died at Royal Lodge, Windsor at 1515 GMT on Saturday 30 March 2002, aged 101.

Life In Reverse

Chateau Tooting

I doubt Tooting, in South London, will ever become the wine centre of the world, but a group of Tooting gardeners have been enjoying their labours. They have been producing wine from grapes grown in their back gardens.
To learn more, click on the link below to watch this interesting video;


Animal Crackers

Brainteaser - Sunday's Answer

Below are the answers to Sunday's brainteaser. You were required to solve two clues to arrive at two words, which when added together, gave the answer to the final clue. There were five answers in all.

1) A light brown colour + To Leave = A dance (Tango)

2) A store's announcement + A type of women's clothing = A buildings location (Address)

3) A vehicle + An animal pal = A floor covering (Carpet)

4) The ocean + A father's boy = Part of the year (Season)

5) Another name for dad + a yellow veggie = A white fluffy snack (Popcorn)

Congratulations if you answered all five correctly!

Pastor's Business Card

A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore he took out a business card and wrote "Revelation 3:20" on the back of it and stuck in the door.

When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, "Genesis 3:10." Reaching for his bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter.

Revelation 3:20 begins "Behold, I stand at the door and knock." Genesis 3:10 reads, "I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid for I was naked."

"A cheerful heart is good medicine"
(Prov. 17:22)

Signs Of Growing Old

Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
6 a.m. is when you get up, not when you go to bed.