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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2310 on: May 04, 2015, 08:23:55 AM »
As long as she`s not called Catherine she should have been OK  ;)
My grandaughter has recently landed the job of pastry chef at Hampton Court and had a strange experience on the second round of her interviews. She had been asked to prepare two desserts for presentation and to bring them for assessment early the next day.

Promptly at 8 a.m. she was making her way to the kitchens in a somewhat deserted corridor when she felt that someone was behind her. She glanced over her shoulder and lo and behold she was being followed by Henry VIII in full regalia. As she looked he muttered a gruff "G'd Morning" and turned down a side corridor.

What she didn't know of course was that there were several school trips planned for the day where the children met the Tudors!

She had a coffee with Cardinal Wolsey the other day!

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2311 on: May 04, 2015, 08:57:51 AM »
My grandaughter has recently landed the job of pastry chef at Hampton Court and had a strange experience on the second round of her interviews. She had been asked to prepare two desserts for presentation and to bring them for assessment early the next day.

Promptly at 8 a.m. she was making her way to the kitchens in a somewhat deserted corridor when she felt that someone was behind her. She glanced over her shoulder and lo and behold she was being followed by Henry VIII in full regalia. As she looked he muttered a gruff "G'd Morning" and turned down a side corridor.

What she didn't know of course was that there were several school trips planned for the day where the children met the Tudors!

She had a coffee with Cardinal Wolsey the other day!

Must be fascinating to work there! Does she work 'behind the scenes,' or is she 'on display,' and possibly in period costume?

A friend and I spent an afternoon at Hampton Court recently, but missed the Cardinal and Henry VIII as they 'appear' in the morning.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2312 on: May 04, 2015, 02:44:36 PM »
Behind the scenes. If you eat a pastry or cake when you visit, either an ordinary visitor or attending a wedding she will have made it.

Next time you visit R get in touch, we only live about a mile from the gates. I'll treat you to a cake (or two).

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2313 on: May 04, 2015, 03:22:13 PM »
Behind the scenes. If you eat a pastry or cake when you visit, either an ordinary visitor or attending a wedding she will have made it.

Next time you visit R get in touch, we only live about a mile from the gates. I'll treat you to a cake (or two).

We did have tea, but did not touch any cakes. for 'health' (weight) reasons.

And thank you for the invitation, I'll remember it if/when I visit again.

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2314 on: May 05, 2015, 04:00:27 PM »
Spotted a novel number plate today.

N4DAO

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Anyone with a smattering of Spanish should appreciate it.

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2315 on: May 05, 2015, 05:13:23 PM »
Spotted a novel number plate today.

N4DAO

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Anyone with a smattering of Spanish should appreciate it.

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2316 on: May 05, 2015, 05:33:46 PM »
Spotted a novel number plate today.

N4DAO

Displayed thus

                              N4DA
                                 O

Anyone with a smattering of Spanish should appreciate it.

All personal number plates look the same to me and spell the word
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Took me a moment or two there Abers. :). I`m with you AF re: personalised plates  ;)

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2317 on: May 06, 2015, 07:14:57 AM »
Spotted a novel number plate today.

N4DAO

Displayed thus

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                                 O

Anyone with a smattering of Spanish should appreciate it.

All personal number plates look the same to me and spell the word
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2318 on: May 06, 2015, 07:17:39 AM »
I feel that whoever thought this plate up was a little more cute than the normal run of the mill " look at me" merchant, like the one Graham just posted.

Number plates have served many a purpose on long journies with two bored kids in the back. ;)

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2319 on: May 06, 2015, 07:24:10 AM »
The best one (most personal) I've ever seen, and in my own neighbourhood, was DAV10S.
David being my husband's name, it immediately rang a bell.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2320 on: May 06, 2015, 07:32:40 AM »
Like the messages that are sometimes scrawled in the muck and dust on the side or rear of vans. A bit of an old chestnut from way back but still my favourite

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« Reply #2321 on: May 06, 2015, 05:19:23 PM »
Like the messages that are sometimes scrawled in the muck and dust on the side or rear of vans. A bit of an old chestnut from way back but still my favourite

Make Love Not War -See driver for details.

Driving to work at Ealing Common a van pulls up by the side of me. R J Singh, Builder and Decorator. You've tried the Cowboys, Now Try the Indians.

Great sense of humour! In both cases.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2322 on: May 16, 2015, 08:36:35 PM »
I do have a personal plate on my car - made up of my initials and a number which pre-dates when the model was available and the word MUD.

Well, it is on a Land Rover Discovery. :uglystupid2:

It was also quite cheap  ;D
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2323 on: May 16, 2015, 09:09:47 PM »
I have had a couple. One was on  the car when I bought it. The other was the Corvette series number followed by my  initials. These are the only two registration numbers I've had that I can remember: I have only a vague idea of my current registration.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2324 on: May 21, 2015, 02:11:51 PM »
I have had a couple. One was on  the car when I bought it. The other was the Corvette series number followed by my  initials. These are the only two registration numbers I've had that I can remember: I have only a vague idea of my current registration.

That's interesting. Here in the colonies, or in my little corner, Ontario, you own your number plate and it stays with you until it's worn out. Personalized plates are an extra cost over and above the license fee. So if we own a personal plate here we're the ones guilty of being TWATs. No blaming on previous owner.  ;D
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