There are some right lunatics around these days but no more so than the one we are about to tell you about. Someone genuinely thought it was necessary to call 999 when they spotted Her Majesty sitting in the back seat of her car – without a seat belt on. Not only was this a bad idea as 999 is strictly reserved for emergencies, but it is also impossible to prosecute the Queen for any offence criminal or civil. The caller was phoning from West Yorkshire so they got through to the local police force, even though the monarch was travelling through London.
Anew Winnie-the-Pooh adventure has been released to celebrate both the 90th birthday of the Queen and one of Jammy Toast’s favourite bears. “Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday” sees the much-loved bear travel to Buckingham Palace with Christopher Robin and friends, Piglet and Eeyore. The free story has been written by Jane Riordan and is illustrated in the classic EH Shepard style. It is available as an audio-video download, narrated by Jim Broadbent. The Queen officially celebrates her 90th birthday on 11th June, although her actual birthday is 21st April. The first Winnie-the-Pooh book, written by AA Milne, was published in October 1926, though the bear ‘of very little brain’ had previously featured in a poem and a tale in a newspaper.
Everyone here at Jammy Toast would like to wish our Queen a Happy Ninetieth Birthday today. Celebrations get under way later as the Queen takes part in a walkabout in Windsor and lights a symbolic beacon. Gun salutes take place around the UK at noon, while many other planned celebrations are expected to talk place around the country. The Prince of Wales has recorded a special radio broadcast for the day, in which he reads an edited passage from William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII. The reading, to be broadcast by the BBC later, is an extract from a speech by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer to King Henry VIII after the birth of the future Queen Elizabeth I.
Hello everyone, this is Erasmus ‘Razzi’ Bear Esq here and I thought because we have just started a brand new Jammy Toast then we should also re-start an old feature – My Column. That means from time to time, or when The Bearkeeper can’t think of anything better to write, I will write something to try to keep you all entertained. I am not quite sure what I am going to write about yet but I thought I would get the ball rolling today.