21 Apr

london 2.01pm 18.4C sunny

the papers are full of the queen’s 90birthday today.

and i was looking at the adverts for commemorative plates to mark the occasion and thought they are rather nice looking and it reminded me of the plates i have found in the recycling bins and charity shops over the years.

apart from being practical, as the BT advert starring maureen lipman acknowledge by having her character say’ everyone needs plates’,( so true); they are quite pretty to look at as well.

it’s really nice to have someone reach 90 years , though this one is a really special 90 yr old birthday. its not everyday u have a monarch live so long, nor be on the throne for so long. it would be nice to know what she did, or did not do, to be able to live so long and in good health. 

 too often we read of celebrities dying in their 60s, there seem to be a lot of them this year, or maybe it is just my friend’s( and mine) biased impression haha. we were chatting and he did point out there have been rather a lot of notices of deaths of pop stars,etc all well known by us as they  have been prominent during our growing up years.nothing makes u feel old than hearing of the death of someone who was famous during your growing up years.

sharing the paper today with the queen was the death of victoria wood at the young age of 62. 

added. 6.05pm just saw this , prince died aged 57. 

added 5.47am 22.4.16 express giving a list of the  high numbers of celebrity deaths recently. they forgot to  mention  anita brookner, novelist, march 10 2016. 


5 Responses to “plates”

  1. Sarah M Friday April 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    never doing a day’s real work in her life and just living a life of luxury off our taxes, that would be what she did to get to live so long 🙂

    • alifesgayventure Friday April 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

      haha, a lot of people have done that and dont live to 90. someone’s got to be queen, it might as well be her. right?i would think having to sit through all those boring dinners must be work.

      • Sarah M Friday April 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

        Sitting through a boring dinner is not really work in the same sense as getting up at 6Am to go work in a factory day in day out though.

  2. Garfield Hug Friday April 22, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    Yes…so sad about Prince! Was he ill? I loved his songs! By the way I love your plates!

  3. alifesgayventure Friday April 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    it was so sudden, that is the thing that makes people so shocked about it. i am not familiar with his songs, but even then, i have heard of ‘little red covette’ and ‘1999’.

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