Friday, 4 April 2014

What Every Eight Month Old Needs...

In a blatant attempt to increase my Vatican City visitor stats, I bring you news from the Big Man who was visited by the Queen yesterday.

You know how difficult it is when you're visited by elderly monarchs with new great-grandchildren?  Well this was the Pope's solution...



The Queen, who has a dry sense of humour, reportedly replied (and you have to do this in the voice...) “That’s very nice, he will be thrilled.... when he’s a little older.”

Faced with an addition to the Crown Jewels, HM reciprocated with some Sandringham chutney and a bottle of whisky (hey, what priest doesn't like whisky?).  History doesn't relate if she also brought some of those nice biscuits that Prince Charles sells.  Mind you, she's done better than President Obama, who brought a packet of seeds when he popped in.

"Oh, a box of straw.  Just what I wanted!"

9 comments:

  1. Got to be honest Edwin; I'd take the hamper any day!

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  2. That's a complicated-looking rattle.

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  3. A shameless post Edwin, shameless and very funny! ;)

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    1. My Good Lady Wife just remarked, "You can tell he's never had kids."

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  4. It's a gift for royalty; it doesn't have to make sense. I mean, three hundred years ago the kid would have been given towns for his birthday. Real towns, not model ones.

    But I love Her Majesty's response.

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    1. I know, but it's fun being silly!

      Actually, I quite like it, as state gifts go.

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  5. It is true that priests like whiskey. Every priest I know likes whiskey. I like whiskey. QED.

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