Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Obama Saw my Sister's Beaver

My sister lives near Saffron Walden, on the Stansted flightpath. Seeing as I have nothing better to do (being stranded at Leicester station) I thought I would share with you a text message I received from her this afternoon...

"AIR FORCE ONE JUST FLEW OVER MY BEAVER"

I should perhaps explain that her house is called Beaver Lodge... And she comes from Essex. Isn't it a good job she made no mention of Bush?

I'll just get my coat.

23 comments:

disgusted said...

Aaaarghhh!!! The bells!!!

David Boothroyd said...

George W. Bush, in Marine One, flew over the Westbourne Family Fun Day in my ward last year. I tried to get him to land and meet the people but he didn't.

The Grim Reaper said...

How are you gonna get back home tonight now, Iain?

DespairingLiberal said...

Would you like a chat and a coffee Iain? I live in Leicester. We could discuss Ayn Rand's objectivism and it's impact on Alexander Boris De Pfaffle Johnson's sophisticated philosophical underpinnings.

The Lakelander said...

As a student, I worked in an American boys' summer camp which had a "sister" camp for girls called Belvoir Terrace.

For a long time, I could never understand the horror that American staff showed when I used the correct (English) pronounciation for this camp's name.

I didn't even know what "beaver" meant...

canvas said...

I saw it too! Great stuff.
PS> Will your sister appreciate you telling the world her address?! hmmmm...you could be in the doghouse

The Grim Reaper said...

canvas said "PS> Will your sister appreciate you telling the world her address?! hmmmm...you could be in the doghouse

If you look anything like the person in that profile picture, I want your address. And phone number... :p

canvas said...

oh grim reaper! you have such a ghostly sense of humour! :)

Walsingham's Ghost said...

Now, now Grim Reaper - that's enough of that.

This is a Family Blog remember - I'm sure young canvas can do without such attentions...

The Beaver said...

So big brother.........
You have told the world about my Beaver!!
Very wise move to not go there about "Bush!"

Conand said...

I guess when the previous President was flying in there were two Bushes swooping over Iain's sister's beaver.

Does she have a video?

anonaLon said...

Did you used to write the Carry On films in a previous life?!!!

Simon Gardner said...

“...being stranded at Leicester station...”

So any chance of a major hit song coming out of it...?

Oldrightie said...

There is an aircraft called a Beaver so it might have been a near miss!

pol-e-tics said...

I saw two Shenooks, does that count?

Old Holborn said...

What's this about stretching canvas?

moorlandhunter said...

Double entendres all round. Narf narf.

Corporal Jones said...

Presumably Jim Dale of Carry On Films is your uncle or brother?

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

I remember a few years ago a protest in the usa. A large bunch of *cough* 'butch' women waving placards which stated 'Dykes against Bush'. Clearly the irony was lost on them.

T England said...

I don't believe for a moment Canvas looks any thing like her picture, the way she goes on I reckon she must be an old age lefty who dresses like a female version of citizen smith :o)

Simon Gardner said...

OK so the reference to Paul Simon’s ‘Homeward Bound’ written at Widnes Ditton station (since demolished) was a bit obtuse...

Unsworth said...

Yep, Leicester always gives me that sense of being stranded somewhere (or, in something) alien.

When travelling I always try to give it a wide berth.

heckmonwyke said...

Nice of the airforce to fly your sisters pet back to her