Monday, 3 May 2010

We Shall Frighten Them On The Beaches - exclusive election special

Today on Brighton beach, an extraordinary sight beheld me. An elderly lady in a bathchair pushed by two attendants proceeded to knock the Punch and Judy man out with her walking stick and take over his tent for an exclusive election special. I didn't have a camera on me, but managed to record the following on my phone...

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Naturally there was pandemonium and at one point parents proceeded to throw small children at her, but the elderly lady continued on until the end, whereby she was re-muzzled and strapped back into her bathchair for the short ride to the adapted Daimler waiting on the promenade.

On a less surreal note, earlier in the weekend I had the great pleasure of meeting fellow blogger Steerforth of The Age of Uncertainty, who was just as lovely in real life as his blog suggested - the sort of first rate human being you might expect to meet when they introduce an Upgrade Friends service for mobile phones (any friends reading this blog excepted of course, being my true friends!)

6 comments:

Dan said...

An astonishingly good revival of Thatch. Can you put her back now, please?

Helen Rappaport said...

Brilliant Laura. I can see a whole different career arc for you. Have you tried doing a Cameron impersonation yet!

Steve said...

I'm having scary flashbacks to drainpipe trousers and Ben Elton on Saturday Night Live. Please make it stop.

Nota Bene said...

Bloody marvelous...just love Brighton Festival!

NB

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Dan - Thanks. Mrs T is back in her sawdust and re-boxed up now, I promise.

Helen, Thanks. sadly Mr Cameron is too bland to manage a good take-off of. And I've heard even proper impersonators have trouble with Nick Clegg.

Steve, see my reassurance to Dan (above). Though I can't do much about tapered jeans being back in fashion.

Thank you for the lovely review Notabene!Lx

teeni said...

LOL. Of course, I have a perverse love/fear relationship with puppets.