Thursday, 16 February 2012

2 Days Argh!

Well Wednesday was quite well planned - if I say so myself! However... Planned the trip to the library and St John's Church in Blackpool.

Parking - why is it so dear? - people have to shop, have they not figured out that people go to Preston instead - £1.50 for 2 hours. Got to the church at 12.45 to be told that it was going to shut. After running the gauntlet of answering the questions about was my photography profit making or not. It seems that I should book and can I be there at 9.30 - this is actually a possibility, difficult but a possibility!

Then the library - having got really intrigued by the Jack Parkinson business, I just had to pursue it. Arrived with the ISBN number in my hand to be informed that the book was out on loan, but there was another in the basement. Shirl disappeared... for ages! Eventually she tracked it down to the reference library upstairs. This was closed too! but they must have taken pity on me too, opened the library and also helped me use the microfiche - found all the info. Good photo's and great help! Up dated the Jack Parkinson blogpage.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

7th February

Get to meet the Earl of Wessex
More pictures here!

10 Seconds later we shook hands and spoke!

Just to make sure that Family tradition was maintained. Here is a picture of my mother showing Edward's dad (Prince Philip) around some RSPCA do. 

My Mother and Prince Philip
It does look like she's holding his hand! - just grab it Phil and pull!
Just thought I would throw that in. I guess my mother had maintained a certain amount of decorum unlike me.

Added this after the Diamond Jubilee. Maybe I should start a Royal Blog.....  Perhaps not.