Less than a month ago I was in 'gloat mode'.
I delighted in making fun of all those lesser mortals who were less blessed by the weather that I was and took immense pleasure from informing them, in detail (and with pictures), of the kind of weather I was romping in.
Now it's raining!
Or, perhaps I should say, it's still raining.
And it's getting cold again.
It really puts a dampener (excuse the pun) on getting to work on some serious blogging ... not that I would ever disappoint my faithful readers by getting 'serious' (please understand, it's not that kind of relationship! I know you all love me, but ...).
It has to be said that the bad weather does, in fact, bring me down.
Not that far down that I couldn't take pleasure at the sight of someone trying to walk through an unseen glass door, but still pretty far 'down'.
And with my up-coming work schedule ... well, all I can say is "What a bummer"!
Therefore, as my brain is barely managing to tick over in neutral, I thought I would steal something from elsewhere. I couldn't find anything that really tickled my fancy, or would even be worthy of attempting to tickle yours so, in a last desperate effort to please, I find myself having to resort to old joke.
Camilla had bought a new pair for the day of her wedding. They tightened as the day went on. That night, after the Royal Knees-up was over, she and Charles nipped off to their room. Camilla threw herself onto the bed and said 'Could one please remove one's shoes darling! One's feet are killing one'.
Charles obliged but the shoe wouldn't budge.
'Harder!' yelled Camilla.
'Harder?' Charles screamed back. 'I'm trying darling! But it's just so damned tight!'
'Come on!' she cried. 'Give it all you've got'
Finally when it eventually came off and Charles let out a big moan. Camilla cried, 'Oh God, that feels so good!'
In the bedroom next door, the Queen turned to Prince Philip and said, 'See, I told you she would still be a virgin with a face like that'.
Back in the other bedroom, Charles was attempting to remove the other shoe when he cried out, 'Oh God, darling, this one's even tighter'.
At which point Prince Phillip turned and said to the Queen: 'That's my boy; once a navy man, always a navy man!'