29th June 2005
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Today was the 150th birthday of the Daily Telegraph. I know you won’t believe this, but it started life as a radical newspaper. Good cartoons though.
30th June 2005
That article has corrected a misconception I'd had. I was under the impression that Queen Victoria, Empress of India, ruler of 1/5th of the world, had never left these shores save for the Isle of Wight. Only there's a picture of the Queen visiting Boulougne. My whole belief system has been turned upside down!
Although I've just noticed that the caption says:Napoleon III welcoming Queen Victoria to Boulogne on August 18, 1955. It was the first state visit to France by an English monarch since 1431
No bad for someone who'd been dead for 54years…
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My offline name is Ian, but Mr Parrot has been my alter ego since 2003 when I first started Shooting Parrots.
I sometimes wonder just why I started blogging or why I’ve carried on for as long as I have. It certainly isn’t for the fame or the glory, which is just as well because blogging hasn’t brought me any.
But it keeps me out of mischief.
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