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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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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

MBE? Don't make me laugh...

Attending the Palace to be formally invested with one's MBE is supposed to be a serious occasion. One in which unseemly levity would be entirely out of place.

Quite how Algernon - who was lurking behind the professional photographer - managed to get this photo of all four of us laughing (a pose which most definitely does not appear on the official photographs) is therefore something of a mystery.

We ought probably all to have been taken round the back and shot.

L to R: Aunty J; self; self's brother; the Old Blind Git; and Sutton. (Sutton being the only one who was sufficiently unmoved by the pomp of the occasion to have slept through the entire ceremony. Well, I think he was the only one. If any of the others did, they're not confessing to it.)

The Editor


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Editor,

That is a really lovely photograph! And you look fab! Fab hat, (yay to the milliner!), fab cane, fab everything! Well done!

12:53 pm  
Blogger Wrinkled Weasel said...

Funny how you never see "The Editor" and Lady Bracknell in the same place at the same time.

Are they by any chance, the same person?!!!!

I think we should be told.

1:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely photo. The editor looks extraordinarily resplendent. The hat was definitely worth the wait.

Many congratulations on your much deserved, by all accounts (well, Ms Goldfish's account in my case) recognition.

Did Sutton meet any Corgis?

2:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FAB hat

3:59 pm  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

I think the Hat should have got an MBE of its own. Congratulations again!

7:30 pm  
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7:30 pm  
Blogger BloggingMone said...

The Outfit and The Hat are just perfect. Very Lady (Bracknell) like! I am looking forward to more stories about the great event. Glad you enjoyed it and congratulations again.

9:50 am  
Blogger marmiteboy said...


I think I can answer your question. Lady B does not hold with modern contraptions such as photographic cameras and as such will not heed to any request to photograph her.

I have it on good authority that she is of the belief that photography is the work of the devl and can remove the soul.

12:57 pm  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

I disagree with you, Marmite (not that I can claim any personal acquaintance with her Ladyship). I suspect that Lady Bracknell will have no truck with any device more recent than the daguerrotype, and then only when properly posed in an indoor studio, preferably accompanied by a background of antimacassars and aspidistras.

8:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hat is cha-peau-etry.

(Sorry, couldn't resist that one).

Congratulations on the gong, and sorry to hear of your loss.

4:05 pm  

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