Well, goodbye Maggie Thatcher. End of a British era and all that.
I’m not sure what my American readers think of Maggie – the Washington Post says this of her: Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter whose overpowering personality, bruising political style and free-market views transformed Britain and transfixed America through the 1980s, died Monday after a stroke, her spokesman said in a statement. She was 87.
The funny thing is, I really only remember the following about Maggie in the ’80s:
a) ‘Thatcher, Thatcher the milk snatcher‘ – the chant we sang at school when I was about 5 or 6 years’ old, when she stopped letting us have milk in our break times. Boo hoo.
b) The Miners’ Strike – all the politics really went over my head because I was more interested in Fame, Diff’rent Strokes and Degrassi High at the time, but I remember it being a little unpleasant with lots of very upset people, and Arthur Scargill’s hair.
c) Spitting Image – the puppet was probably most of what I took in about Maggie T. Hang on, how come I was allowed to watch that? It’s mainly to do with this insane song, which I might well use in Zumba as a tribute to her….
Oh my, I know all the lyrics to this song. Such memories…..
Whatever your view of Maggie is/was, she’s a British ‘legend’ now. Ta’ra Magster.
Washington Pillow Fight Day
I am sad to have missed this – WHAT FUN!
There’s always next year! 😉
BBQ season is here
Yep, beers, burgers and BBQs took precedence this weekend – and rightly so, with the sun shining. Maryland peeps are saying this is typical – spring doesn’t really get a look-in – it just goes from Winter to Summer, and man it is hot!
We like, we like! It’s hitting 83 degrees (that’s farenheit of course, Brits) on Wednesday. I shall be sunbathing.
Hoorah for the Daisy Dukes!