Monday, 10 November 2008

"Off the Ground" - Paul McCartney, 1993

Just a quickie post today...

I've seen a very amusing story about Queen Elizabeth's childhood on the BBC's website.

Take a look at "Queen Learns of Childhood 'Scrum'", and you'll see why I picked McCartney's "Off the Ground" as the title of today's post!

But as amusing as the idea of the toddler Elizabeth being tossed into the air by an Australian rugby player is the following paragraph, found near the end of the article - having to do with the Australian rugby team members she has just met:

Before meeting her, the players were reminded not to shake her hand too vigorously and could be seen carefully practising suitably gentle handshakes among themselves.



At 11 November, 2008 19:11 , Blogger Raquel said...

Ohhh I hope they air that on BBC America. I love shows regarding the Royal Family... :)

At 11 November, 2008 19:29 , Blogger Expat mum said...

Now THAT I would have paid to see!

At 11 November, 2008 19:51 , Anonymous NFAH said...

Love the idea of the Aussies practicing their delicate handshakes, that is hilarious. Although they are not nearly as tough as my favorite rugby team, the All Blacks of NZ...


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