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Archive for February, 2007

The Tudors

Posted by Marilyn on February 27, 2007

The Tudor period is not my forte, but this tv series makes me want to look into it!

It stars Johnathan Rhys Meyers as a young Henry VIII.

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Is a royal wedding on the horizon?

Posted by Marilyn on February 13, 2007

Have Prince William and Kate Middleton set a date? No news yet. However, I found a site devoted to Royal Weddings that claims they will marry in July 2008.

Read all about it at: British Royal Wedding.

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From the royal files of ewwww and yuck…

Posted by Marilyn on February 3, 2007

Today I happened to catch a headline that said that pieces of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake will go on display. Food and royalty can be a fascinating subject and I’m all for seeing royal memorabilia, but not when it’s a 167 year old piece of food.

As unbeliveable as the announcement that Charles and Camilla were actually getting married, I had to search out the story to find out if it was actually true and not some cruel joke inflicted on royal watchers. Indeed it is. And that it’s part of a larger exhibit to commemorate the 60th Wedding Anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip, who were married on November 20th, 1947.

Luckily this cake will be displayed in its original box and will not be opened to see how long fruitcake can be preserved. Hmmm…let’s think on the bright side here…it might be good to know how long fruitcake will last – think of the re-gifting possibilities!

As long as we don’t have to find out how it tastes.

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But seriously folks…

Posted by Marilyn on February 3, 2007

When I write an article, for the most part, I try to be as accurate as possible in what I include in it. Although many of the articles I write are meant to be informative, occasionally I will write satirical stuff. And I’m always amazed when someone makes a serious comment in reply to these articles. I’ve had three instances where this has occured, most recently with Is Prince William a style icon? Now, I would think that some of the examples I listed in that article would make it obvious that it’s satire but by the comment I received it isn’t.

Not to put anyone on the spot, but two other examples are: 638th in line for the British throne, and The Queen’s To Do list for Christmas. I actually received a comment on the first one (via email), from someone who believed that I was actually in line for the throne (that position is currently occupied by Victor Burnett – don’t ask me why or who that is). Maybe that particular article might be borderline but I would hope that the Queen’s To Do list would be taken in the spirit that it was meant – a light hearted look at things the Queen would probably never do at Christmas time, like wrap 550 employee gifts.

Maybe my sense of humor is different from most people – that’s the only way I can really explain it otherwise. For the most part I hope people understand that sometimes a joke is just a joke – even if I’m the only one who gets it.

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