Isat down on Christmas Day at 3pm to listen to the Queen’s Christmas Address. It was very interesting and thought provoking speech – as it always is – but it seems to have given raise to some controversy. Mostly because she gave the speech sitting in front of a gold piano which is probably worth millions. She also had a big fat Montblanc fountain pen on the desk in front of her which, I think, is worth about £5,000. I haven’t got a Montblanc – I have to put up with my old Parker – or a gold piano but I thought I would give The Razzi Bear Annual Address. Here goes…
Iwas sitting down watching the footie last Sunday afternoon with some of the bears when there came a knock on the Jammy Toast Centre front door. Razzi went to the door to see who it was and returned moments later to announce there was some posh, old bird at the door with a crown on her wig. We are going to have to stop him mixing with Andreaa. He showed her in and there stood The Queen and Prince Charles wanting to have a little chat with me. I was shocked. I had met The Queen once before when I went to Buckingham Palace to get my OBE but I hadn’t expected Her Majesty to allow me the honour of a home visit.
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.
Thousands of fans at Glastonbury, millions in pubs and clubs up and down the country and most of The Bears at the Sanctuary will all be watching one thing today; the England v Germany World Cup match. Everyone is gearing up for the crunch match in South Africa later on today. There are also about 15,000 supporters in Bloemfontein ready to watch the match live.