Thursday, April 05, 2007

Old stuff

Holidays are great so far. Monday morning was the end of term party at one of my jobs. It was great getting a chance to socialise with students without having to be the teacher.

One lady related fascinating anecdotes from her time working at an exclusive London hotel. She had cooked for several members of the royal family and commented on their respective eating habits.

Charles apparently eats very simple English food. The queen likes canapes and a lot of sweet cakes and biscuits. Both of them don't eat much, however, unlike Princess Margaret who apparently ate a lot.

And there were politicians too: the ever charming man of the people, Bill Clinton, ordered spaghetti bolognaise and came into the kitchen afterwards to say thankyou.

Not quite so affable was Ariel Sharon, who refused to eat from the hotel after finding out that there were Muslims working in the kitchen. 'If he doesn't want my cooking he can go to hell' she said.

I went straight from the party to Birmingham to stay with Nan. Our intended day trip to Stratford was sabotaged by bad weather and we decided to have a slide show instead - a Snowdon trip in 64 (since I'm about to go there).

Finding the slide projector in Nan's loft required a lot of searching and prompted a spontaneous clean out. In the process I found a bag of clothes that I had left there in 2002 just before moving to Hong Kong. I remember thinking that I might never need warm clothes again.

The clothes are not exactly fashionable but they do have a lot of sentimental value. Speaking of which, I also found this A3 size photo...


p.s. I'm off to Wales for a week tomorrow. Nothing to do except make rough plans for my classes next term, read 'A Suitable Boy' for the third time, play lots of board games and go for walks on the beach. Yay!

9 comments:

Knuffy's Owner said...

That is SO adorable! And you haven't changed a bit!!

Happy Easter!

dimsumdolly said...

Yeah, what a gem of a photo!!!

Iqbal Khaldun said...

Awwww!

Why am I not surprised Sharon said that. I've read of similar stories but wow have never known someone who knows someone who got dised by the brain dead f-cker!

Anonymous said...

nice photo - is it me or does you head look a bit disproportional to your body?

Joe said...

It still is. I have an abnormally large head.

Iqbal Khaldun said...

Haha hey you're right, his head is massive! Don't know what's funnier that comment or the fact it was anonymous!

Joe said...

Except that anonymous comments here are never really that anonymous!

Iqbal Khaldun said...

Haha ;-)

j a s o n said...

Hi Victor