Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday 28th October 2016.......well I ended the drought!!!!

It rained quite hard most of the night and everyone is thrilled about it as the last rainfall was many months ago....but when I got up the rain had stopped and the clouds moved away and the sun came out and the rest of the day was quite lovely......
Stella and i spent a quiet morning before going into town for a lat breakfast and then it was back to the tennis club.....this time I was invited to join a group and I played three one set matches with different partners and it was so good to be back on the courts.....hit the hot tub afterwards ....

I do not know where the day went but it was soon 8 pm and I took Stella out for dinner to my favorite restaurant here...it is unusual and I have never seen a restaurant like it anywhere else.....

You order your meat, lamb, chicken good steaks and it is brought to your table uncooked!!!!!

There is a large coal fed BBQ in the center of the room and you cook your own meat!!!  Just before it is ready you help yourself to salad, bread, beans and baked potato..what a neat concept and if you do not want to cook your own they will cook it for you..it was delicious!!!





Please do not be offended by this!!!!


A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN  

To the citizens of the United States of America, from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:

In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA, and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.  
Her Sovereign Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except North Dakota, which she does not fancy).  
Our new Prime Minister, Theresa May, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.   Congress  and the Senate will be disbanded; a questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.  

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:  

1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.'  Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise.'  Generally, you  will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').  

2. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as 'like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English.  We will let Microsoft know on your behalf.  The Microsoft spell-checker  will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u'' and the elimination of '-ize.'  

3.  July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.  

4.  You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists.  The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent.  Guns should only be used for shooting grouse.   If you can't  sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not ready to shoot grouse.  

5.  Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler, although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.  

6.  All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect.  At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables.  Both roundabouts and metrication  will help you understand the British sense of humour.  

7.  The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon.  Get used to it.  

8.  You will learn to make real chips.  Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps.   Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed  not with catsup but with vinegar.  

9.  The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all.  Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager.  South African beer is also acceptable, as they are pound-for-pound the greatest sporting nation on earth, and it can only be due to the beer.  They are also part of the British Commonwealth -- see what it did for them?  American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.  

10.  Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys.  Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters.  Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialect in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.  

11.  You will cease playing American football.  There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping  for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).  

12.  Further, you will stop playing baseball.  It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America.  Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable.   You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.  

13.  You must tell us who killed JFK.  It's been driving us mad.  

14.  An agent from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (i.e., tax collector) will be with you shortly, to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).  

15.  Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (which you incorrectly call "cookies") and cakes, plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.  


God Save the Queen!  

Yashi Kochi!! 

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