As you are most likely aware tomorrow is 29th February and in the English speaking world, it is a tradition that girlies may propose marriage this day on a leap year. There is still indeed a law, passed in 1288 by Queen Margaret of Scotland, requiring that fines be placed on men if a marriage proposal was refused; compensation ranged from a kiss to £1 to a silk gown, in order to soften the blow of refusal. This was later restricted to only cover the proposals made on the leap day; 29th February, and not the full year.
Today me and Razzi were really busy and even had to be in Ellesmere Port for 8.30am… except we had a little job to do first. On the way we had to call into the Post Office and collect a parcel so we left at 7.30am to give us enough time. We had no idea what the parcel was and it proved difficult to find a parking space so Razzi had to go in to collect the parcel, while I circled the block waiting to pick him again. I didn’t realise it would be a difficult task but the parcel was as big as poor Razzi.
It has come to our attention that Linzi is embarrassed to be seen in public with Razzi. She has been overheard talking about being ashamed of being seen in places like McDonalds and Toys-R-Us with Razzi when people are about. I have even caught her on a number of occasions walking along with Razzi hidden behind her back!
Today we felt like doing something a bit different. Razzi was bored driving round the same old roads and felt like a change. So when it came time for Linzi to take us out for a little drive he told her he wanted a day out in Chester. So off we set along the Chester High Road with Linzi at the wheel.
A campaign has been launched to build a permanent memorial to a bear which spent much of its life in Scotland, after fighting in World War II. The bear, named Voytek, was adopted in the Middle East by Polish troops in 1943, becoming much more than a mascot. The large animal even helped their armed forces to carry ammunition at the Battle of Monte Cassino.