Friday, 19 February 2010

Purveyors of Past Period Perceptions and Flo's Flown in Festivities

Bored of looking into the world of the aristocracy at National Trust venues, and the like, as if you were visiting a human zoo? Well now you can join in at feeding time with these rare breeds with specialist holiday and event company More Than Good Manners. They can arrange days at stately homes, like nearby Oxburgh Hall, or days out doing those everyday English pursuits of hunting, shooting and fishing.

Living the fantasy is one thing but please, lessons in manners and etiquette?! Clients are expected to be mainly wealthy foreigners, let's hope they won't expect English gentlemen to cover puddles with their coats or emerge manfully from Oxburgh's moat à la Colin Firth.

Back to reality and best wishes to Florence Green who is not just 109 years old but officially Britain's last remaining First World War veteran. Based at RAF Marham, Florence worked in catering and was duly presented with a birthday cake by a present day mess hall teenager.

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