Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year...

In much the same vein as last week's Christmas message, may I take this opportunity to wish all visitors to the Throne a very happy and prosperous New Year for 2008.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Arise, Sir Leslie...

One of my all-time favourite actors, Leslie Phillips, now a venerable eighty-three years old, is to made a CBE in the New Year’s honours list.

Indulge me whilst I recount yet again the line from Carry On Nurse with which he is most often associated…

Attractive Nurse (addressing Phillips): “Doctor Bell?”

Phillips (looking at her lasciviously): “Ding dong!”

A comedy classic.

I have only one quibble: it should have been a knighthood; they have been given out for far less to people far less deserving.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to one and all...

As I won't get the chance to do so again before tomorrow, may I take this opportunity to wish my reader and anyone else who has inadvertently stumbled across the Throne, a very merry Christmas.

I hope it brings all you wish for.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Well done, Alesha...

Well, I backed the wrong horse again...

I wanted Matt Di Angelo and his partner, (the delicious Flavia Cacace) to win the final of Strictly Come Dancing tonight, but it wasn't to be.

The show may be as camp as a row of pink tents, but I'm not afraid to say that I enjoyed every last minute of it.

Well done to the winner, Alesha Dixon - she was excellent throughout the series, bouncy, effervescent and very entertaining - she is a worthy champion.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Who would have thought that...

According to an article in today’s Daily Telegraph, men like to marry younger women.

Apparently, after a study conducted by Dr Samuli Helle of the University of Turku in Finland, the ideal age gap would see men marrying women about fifteen years younger than themselves.

Call me old-fashioned, but I think I can put the result of this research into rather fewer words.

No shit, Sherlock!