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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Page 3 Photo

So-called because it's apparently going to appear on page 3 of the next edition of PCS View magazine. (PCS is the Public and Commercial Services union, should anyone have been foxed by the acronym.)

Don't worry: I haven't the slightest intention of getting my kit off. But I find the idea of describing myself as a Page 3 girl so ludicrous as to be hilariously funny.

This is cropped from the official photograph which will no doubt be appearing on the Positive Action Awards website ere long. I have fewer chins in this than in the one Marmite took, plus you get to see more of the all-important green stick. The hugely talented Mental-as-a-fork has excised the two dignitaries with whom I shared the stage, and left me standing in splendid isolation. The man's a genius.


Blogger Katie said...

Great photo, your Ladyship! May I say you have relieved me of all delusions I had about you and any offence I caused on any postings here about being related should be water under the bridge. I was informed right about your pseudynim by my aunt that you were a character out of your favourite book.

I didn't understand that at the time. Feel free your Ladyship to drop by my blog any time as you are most welcome to and you have my permission to provide a link to it on your blog if you so wish!

10:23 pm  
Blogger R said...

Lady B should inform her editor that she looks absolutely splendiferous. Many congratulations and... see you next week?

10:34 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Lady B's editor can't recall ever being described as "splendiferous" before, but she could grow to like it... ;-)

She hopes Becca will forgive her if she leaves the silk suit on the hanger for her visit to Manchester, though?

10:59 pm  
Blogger R said...

The editor can thank (I suspect) Roald Dahl for the creation of that word.

I can make do without the silk... very pretty though it was - where did you (oops, sorry, the Editor) get it from?

11:05 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Another of my excellent ebay finds. Can't remember how much I paid for it, but it wasn't very much. There's a pair of trousers as well, although they're in a slightly different shade of green.

It was from a woman who was selling off all the suits her dressmaker had made for her. I'd have bid on all of them if I'd had the money.

Oddly enough, I bought another one from ebay a few months later for about twenty quid. It didn't fit the person who'd bid for it, so she auctioned it herself. It's a pale purple, and it's not made of silk. But it's exactly the same style. (And it's a bloomin' sight easier to find colours to match it - that green is an absolute nightmare. Red goes with it, of course, but you end up looking like a Christmas ornament. Not really the look I'm going for...)

11:12 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...


I explained to you who Lady Bracknell was on the Ouch messageboard a while ago. So I thought you knew.

And the photo is of my great grandmother. Because, of course, you can't have a photo of a fictional character...

11:16 pm  
Blogger Agent Fang said...

Congratulations all over again... outfit and stick are amazing... and my sincere apologies for mixing up who was initially responsible for introducing Skallagrigg to the unenlightened (a copy of which will soon be winging its way to me from a well-known online supplier).

1:09 pm  
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1:16 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Thanks, Fang. Don't often scrub up, but can just about manage it at a pinch.

Make sure you have plenty of hankies handy when you're reading...

2:07 pm  
Blogger Gimpy Mumpy said...

Ooooh, lovely cane.

5:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for link, m'lady.

10:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could I, Justin R esquire, offer my rather "belated" congratulationns to Lady Bracknell. If you, her secretary, would be kind enough to forward my sincere wish of elation on hearing her Ladyships, I believe, a magnificent award. I would be enddepted to her Ladyship's secretary for doing me this service.

I perceive this day od the award must have been a very proud and jubilant day. My heart, how I wish I was not so late in composing my warm words of falicitations. Things have been rather busy of late with the esquire myself. My studies and on going job seeking endevours have devoured much of my time, more so than in previous times. I profess I must be near giddy with the hype actiivity that daily consumed me.

I fear I am conducting an essay and I must beg thee to allow me to tend to other matters. So I will put down my pen and send fourth with response to Lady Bracknells joyious news.

Yours Sincerely,
Justin R esquire.

1:54 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Master Justin is exceedingly kind. Lady Bracknell wishes him well in his search for paid employment.

2:01 pm  

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