I'm still the same raving, lefty, pinko, Old Labour, commie loving, knee jerk socialist. The bust of Lenin is still on the mantelpiece - well metaphorically speaking - you don't often get mantelpieces in flats.
I still have my badge collection and the Endangered Species one is becoming increasingly appropriate.
But someone gave me this which I'd missed in 1990 ..................
..................and now I've fallen for Bertie in a big way.
I wonder how this:
Glad he decided against becoming a National Treasure like his boring friend.
Bertie and I have a few things in common.
As Aunt Agatha accused -
"Cursed with too much money (a teacher's pension is quite generous), you fritter away in selfish idleness a life which might have been made useful, helpful, and profitable."
And Bertie once opined -
"I don't know why it is, but I've never been able to bear with fortitude anything in the shape of a kid with golden curls. Confronted with one, I feel the urge to step on him or drop things on him from a height."So 'What Ho'.
I see it's to be repeated on ITV 3 tonight. I may watch it after my preprandial rituals.
But it won't be half of mild and the Gallagher brothers tonight.
More like some very dry martinis and The Inkspots.