Tuesday, February 19, 2008

old joke, sunset, sun up

Last time there was an election in the USA, a correspondent in Washington sent me a spoof proclamation to the effect that Britain is repossessing the USA.

"In the light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA ... we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately," it says. "Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume duties over all states, commonwealths and territories (except California, which she does not fancy ...).It goes on ann on. Item 16 reads: Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4pm with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quility biscuits (cookies) and cakes: plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.Today, effectively the same email arrives.

A woman we know describes a sunset, which she saw while driving back from Eastbourne on Sunday. "The sun was setting on the left," she says, "you might say in the West. We couldn't keep our eyes off it. It got quite dangerous."

Early sun: white balloon, creamy mist.

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