Nevermind The Bollocks…

First a little disclaimer. I am writing this blog on my phone whilst working out on a cross trainer. Yes, you read that correctly. Be prepared for spelling mistakes!

My preschooler got sent home with some plain card bunting yesterday accompanied by a note. Please could the bunting be decorated so it could be hung up for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations?

Wait. What? But why?

Don’t get me wrong, 90 is a grand old age and deserves a do, but why us? My brief brush with the Queen was getting on for 30 years ago when a select few primary school kids were chosen to go to Manchester Airport to sing for Lizzy’s arrival to The North. I didn’t make the cut, but as luck would have it Claire Murdy couldn’t make it so I got my ‘in’. I happily belted out the words to our renditions of Cliff Richards ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines’ whist Queenie was rushed past with a limp-wristed wave. I dare say she doesn’t remember it as even I’m doubting it ever happened (I have a very, very hazy long-term memory these days), but I’m *fairly* sure it did. That was before I really understood the monarchy or the mammoth drain they are to public money (some reports estimate £334 million). Let’s make things clear, I’m not here to slag off the Queen per se, but equally, I’m not a fan of the monarchy.

Anyway, I digress. The bunting. Do I think the school needs decorating for a Royal birthday? No. But could I have a bit of fun with this? Most definitely.

After 30 minutes of pissing about with felt tips, scissors and glue I was pleased with my efforts, but then I had a better idea. I told Mr TDF who cringed and said I might have gone too far. A bit more thinking, googling and printing I came up with this beauty. After all. Who doesn’t love Queen?

I wonder if the teachers will decide not to hang it up, but if they don’t then I hope it gets passed around the staff room to give them all a chuckle on ‘the big day’ in between filling out the stack of red accident forms no doubt needed for the aftermath of the ‘scooter fly by’.

2018-02-04T21:35:17+00:00 May 21st, 2016|Everything Else, Parenting|0 Comments

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