Friday, 30 December 2016

Arise


Notice anything different about this blog?

Are you sure?

Have another look at the header.

Yes, after all this time I have finally been acknowledged in the New Year Honours list.

They have yet to tell me what for.


21 comments:

  1. Tell us more! What additional benefits does this title bring you? Will you have 24/7 car service? Will maids be a staple in your abode? Will strong healthy men good looking men carry all your heavy stones for you? Will all your bloggers be screened and profiled? Must I put away my handgun when I comment on your blog? Oh dear, my head is spinning. Well done Sir!

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    1. I am auditioning a private protection squad made up entirely of hot babes, like Gadaffi's. I will be driven the half mile to the pub (also by an armed hot babe) then picked up and driven home before The Archers as normal. Some things don't change.

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  2. Congratulations, Sir/Lord/Mr Stephenson MBE/CBE, whatever.

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    1. Just Sir will do - for the time being.

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  3. If you insist on using a pseudonym you might as well have a fake title to go with it.

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    1. I am not the first. There was another, American 'Sir' here a couple of years ago, but he got thrown out.

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  4. You can imagine my surprise when I heard they'd made me into a King!

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    1. You know what happens to Kings in France, don't you?

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  5. I'm reminded of an old Bugs Bunny cartoon in which King Bugs knights someone or another. The scepter & skull of he who will be knighted gets mightily dented. 'Arise, Sir Loin of Beef...!'

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    1. Her Majesty lacks the power in her right arm to do any serious damage these days, and I have asked for a stool to kneel on due to my advanced years.

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  6. If Victoria Beckham can get an OBE then I'm a dame ( and not a pantomime one !! )XXXX

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    1. You will always be a dame in my eyes, Jack@.

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    2. Ahwww , thanks Tom ..... and you will always be a Sir in mine. I wish you and H.I. a brilliant 2017 .... have a good one !!! XXXX

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  7. Candlesticks?Glasses? Sculpture?
    No I think they must have made a mistake. Are you sure it wasn't meant for Mo Farrar?

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    1. I keep getting voicemails from someone calling themself Ray Davies. He says it's urgent I get back to him.

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  8. Why not - when that non-smiling, stick insect Victoria Beckham can get an award, we all have a chance.

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    1. Did you hear Sir Andy Murray's reaction to his knighthood? Maybe he can afford a voice-modulator now.

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  9. Sorry, I neglected to tell you that I had nominated for creative if somewhat repetitive use of Olde English. So pleased someone was listening. Please let me know when you will be visiting the Palace, so I have time to buy a new hat!

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    1. You'll have to wait outside, I am afraid.

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