Friday, 24 August 2012
How to keep your Queen happy
'And so,' said Norma, 'as we always expected,' and here Norma crossed her hooves, 'Annie's idea has yielded the vital information that we were searching for.'
'One is most relieved to hear it!' replied Queen Phoebe.
''Which means we can move confidently, 'and here Norma crossed another couple of hooves, 'into what we're calling 'phase finally getting on with it'.'
'About bloomin' time!' replied Queen Phoebe.
'Indeed!' said Norma, 'and even as we speak a crack team, 'and here Norma tried to cross yet more hooves and came perilously close to falling over, 'are preparing the good ship Pickled Heifer for an intense period of voyaging to hostile shores to recover your Queeninesses's crown.'
'Yipp,' replied Queen Phoebe, 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Now how long is it likely to take?'
'Wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllll,' said Norma, 'I've spoken through a locked cabin door to my Captain and he estimates that the perilous voyaging part could take anything between 3 days and 15 years.'
'Bit of a margin!' queried Queen Phoebe.
'Sorry,' replied Norma, 'and of course sadly while we're away we won't be able to let you know how things are going.'
'Hmm,' said Queen Phoebe, 'One has anticipated that and I'm pleased to say One has come up with a right cracking idea of One's own!'
'Er?' said Norma.
'I'm coming with you!' announced Queen Phoebe.