The Anonymous Widower

Royal Souvenirs Have ‘Platinum Jubbly’ Misprint

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the first three paragraphs.

A spelling mistake on thousands of pieces of Platinum Jubilee merchandising, calling it the “Platinum Jubbly”, is proving a challenge for souvenir sellers.

The cups and plates were meant to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign.

Clearance website boss Karl Baxter said – “in classic Del Boy-style” – he will pitch them as collectors’ items.

It is so sad that Prince Philip is no longer with us. As a Greek he would surely have had some very appropriate jokes about plate smashing.

February 1, 2022 Posted by | World | , , | 2 Comments

Crossrail Pushing Hard For A March Opening Date

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Ian Visits.

These are the first two paragraphs.

The Crossrail project is pushing hard to open the new Elizabeth line by the end of March, although there is a warning that this could delay some of the later phases of completing the line.

There have been suggestions that the project team is now confident that the latest tests and the works over Christmas to update ventilation and train software systems could see the line open potentially as soon as Sunday 6th March.

Ian’s article mentions nothing about the feel-good factor that the opening would surely bring.

I feel that this is the main reason the line should open as soon as possible.

I also feel, that as the line has been a long time coming, that passenger numbers will ramp up quickly and bring in more revenue than expected. Just look at the way, passengers used the Borders Railway, the Dartmoor Line and the Overground after they opened.

The line certainly needs to be opened before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

January 11, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , | 3 Comments