About BlairWatch, This Old Brit, Sophie and so on ...
Here's how come This Old Brit's been a bit too busy to bang anything out on the old blog any sooner than now.
Look at our picture for an example of evidence intended as a submission in defence of dereliction of duties. Let's label it 'Exhibit A' -- or should we simply stop the silly stuff, and say right out -- it's Super-Sophie ?
So who's this Sophie sweety we're seeing shown above? -- we're sure some of you are certain say. Or should we say 'ask' ?
No matter: it makes no difference, since you know we're not only bursting to tell you but that we're about to absolutely insist said info isn't ignored.
But first, before we forget -- there's the recent Old Brit & BlairWatch, issue.
Dan is a main-man who 'matters' over there, so an email from him must mean something wouldn't you say? Well, we do. And since we're the bosses at this blog, when we say something here it's because we believe in what we're saying. But unlike a lot of much 'littler' people -- in spirit, not stature -- if and when we ever entertain any shadow of a doubt about anything -- you can be sure we certainly won't shrink from saying so.
But to get back to Dan from BlairWatch.
We believe it's best if you see for yourself what Dan said in reply to our previous blog post in which we aired our irks, doubts, suggestions, suspicions and some other things. Therefore, rather than repeat/repost Dan's detailed response, we recommend readers see for themselves first hand, by clicking on the comments section of our previous post.
The bones of it all turn out to be as below.
This Old Brit wasn't intentionaly banned from posting there. Apparently, their anti-spam sofware suffered some sort of 'seizure' and refused recognition. Also, as Dan declares, we now accept that Dan did reply to the email sent from here to his place. It appears our own built-in AOL spam- seeker-outer software suffered a similar sort of security-seizure -- and dished out the same stupid auto-binning of his message, as his did to ours. Maybe it could quite correctly be called a unilateral cyber declaration, of spam war. After all, as an infamous Bushamerican recently remarked - 'Stuff happnes'.
Bonkers? Barmy? Regretable? You bet it is. Unbelievable? We believe not. Believable? We believe so. A crazy, almost comical kind of coincidence coupled with a couple of complete, computer caused cock-ups? Quite so, it seems.
By flitting off from here to read Dan's words in full in our previous blog post's comments section, you'll see his personal, absolute assurance that 'communism' is something he himself can't stomach either. Moreover, he makes some other things quite a bit clearer -- BlairWatch, agenda-wise. Painting a pretty interesting pen-picture of his personal politics as he does so, too.
Therefore This Old Brit & Richard trust everyone can understand the absolute sincerity of all parties involved and get back to the business of beating up on the real rougues -- Blair, Bush and the rest of their baddy-buddies. So, can we all assume we've shaken cyber-hands on it -- virtualy speaking? Well, we certainly hope so --and we mean that most sincerely.
As for our opening paragraph and little princess picture, our purpose was two-fold.
Due to the fact that our UK schools start the Easter holidays ever earlier, [grr, t'weren't like that when we were kids, and all that grumpy-old-men kinda stuff ] more working mums & dads than ever, are faced with painful prospects of offspring on the loose alone, for a fortnight or so. And since we were just jesting when mentioning grumpy old men, we wanted to tell everyone what a wonderful task we've willingly undertaken -- yet again.
For a few days during each of the next two weeks This Old Brit and his [long suffering] missus have the pleasure of the company of our dearest darling, lovely looking, gorgeous little granddaughter, Sophie. Did we mention how much we love her?
Anyhow, having for a long time heard her granddad go on & on & on -- about a character called This Old Brit, and then learning how lots of folk from lots of far off places regularly read his rants & ramblings, she said she'd like to wish them all a very happy Easter holiday.
And now she has.
By the way, would you believe this beautiful gift of a girl was a bloomin' birthday present? The best one ever? Well, you'd better -- because she was. Ten years ago she was actualy born on This Old Brit's birthday. Can anyone here beat that for a brag ? Eh? Can they? 'Co if so, we'd like to know. Really.
Another reason for publishing our photo was to show that Old Brit Richard ain't such an 'orrible, old ogre as some may suggest or imagine. In addition, it's always possible [we hope] that fellow blogger Dan and/or anyone else who may one day 'bump into us' [as we're often ambling around the area, especially when it's sunny], may choose to stop for chin-wag. Since stranger things have happened at sea, or so the old saying assures us.
P.S. Forget what you've heard about 'the camera never lies' -- 'cos it can. We definitely do not have a bloody big beer belly, indeed we don't even drink. Nor are we bent & bowed. Though it does appear we're patently pretty poor at posing for photos.