What’s it to be, them or us, meaning horses or her loyal subjects? We’re talking about Queenie and did you ever, I mean ever, clock a more positively radiant smile fom HRH than when her nag won the Gold Cup at Ascot?
Nothing gives her a bigger buzz than when she was long-to-reign-over-us victorious in equine terms. She is comparatively boot-faced going about her daily business and you couldn’t blame her. A drab, dreary job, so much so that she may be excused spending so much of her dotage with the top-hatted toffs, the mile-high society.
You may well find this churns the stomach but I’m sure you can get something for it over the counter at the chemists. It Michael Buble talking: “Hopefully as an entertainer I’m a charismatic, confident, energetic man. But I’m also an insecure, shy and sometimes scared person. we all are. I may be famous but I’m really very normal.” Is that so, Michael?
My own fault for encouraging him. The Canongate’s Has Beans Coffee House’s owner/comedian Graham Kenny’s one-liner sneaked into this column and, probably too soon, he’s telling me his brainy brother worked in a lemonade factory. He was a fizzicist.