13.07.2012 - 13.07.2012 18 °C
They say that timing is everything. Here I was enjoying the sunshine (obviously to us a pretty rare thing over here) outside Liz's place surrounded by Yanks who were asking questions of the tour guide like..........does the queen victoria really live here and who's the King of the Castle. Mandy was trying to contain herself and I was trying to be quiet......you know how much I tolerate Yanks; when I said, "you know that big eared bastar....Charlie, he could be our next Governor General".
And then all hell broke loose. Mandy who is not as tolerant of my sense of humour since we began the trip, was about to give me a serve about my sarcasm, when on marched the guard and band. At last I can say "saved by the band".
I knew he was an Aussie because everyone was out of step with him. Plus, he was in khaki against all the other Poms that were dressed in pink.
Anyway it didn't stop Mandy giving me a gobful about how dare the Royal family should have anything to do with Oz. I love this woman she's so; so Aussie.
So the tour guide, who is camp as a row of tents, says something about "back door benny, the butler to the Queen Mother", and well I've now totally switched off and looking for something to interest me. That's when I've spied a local market place called the cuban. Atmosphere was just fabulous and the smell of the outdoor cooking much better than anything that backdoor benny could rummage up for the royals.
We visited St Pauls and this really got my blood boiling.
This is the place where the Poms place their idiot generals and admirals onto pedestals based on their birth status. It just astounds me. These are the same fools generally, that managed to sacrifice so many lives because of ego. General Percival comes quickly to mind. There were a few interesting points of interest notwithstanding my feelings e.g. Billy Hughes rated a mention. In terms of any cathedral, it was a pass.
Talking about losers, found this guard and a mate outside Charlie's place.
What the hell was he guarding? The big media beat up over here at the moment is the lack of security for the Olympics. They are employing school kids as security checking and have needed to bring troops back from overseas to undertake security checks. They might have been able to use this guy.
Its been raining on and off all day so tomorrow we are hoping for a change. Don't expect it.