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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 (Part 3)

By NEILMUIR1
September 11, 2012

The Floral Marquee at Hampton Court is vast and very crowded. There are plants on display that have already been judged for medals, as well as plants for sale from the nurseries. The whole showground set in such an astonishing place is a spectacle not to be missed by anyone.

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Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Happy_1
Sep 12, 2012 1:38 PM CST
This just keeps getting better and better. For so many that will never see this show at my house, thanks for bringing them there through your pictures and narratives. You know I love the fushia and the swans were just the toping on the cake. Have no idea what to feed them, so it is good that I have the grounds-keepers.

I'm surprised that you didn't get a bat flower for Muriel. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Sorry, Muriel, I just couldn't let that go. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Thanks again, Neil.....you are the greatest.

Nancy
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 13, 2012 2:51 AM CST
Dear H.R,H., I did hope you would love the food things! Fuchsia for jam and of course your privilege of eating the Royal swans, as one does at banquets. The 32 House keepers do need a break and the untold clocks a clean, but rest assured I am sure we can find enough lowly paid peasants to carry on the good work. Of course killing a Royal Deer by a serf is a Capital offence and is punishable with either hanging or hung, drawn and quartered, as you know. I am pleased to inform you that no such instances have occurred of late!
The Royal Tennis courts have been cleaned as requested, and the tapestries on the walls. The next major clean in the spring is the kitchens which have not been done since 1514, and the four poster beds.
The Bathrooms are finished, and one hopes are up to your high standards! I have found a servant to look after your husband whilst you are away on your many trips, I hope she meets your satisfaction.
Your obedient servant.
The Royal drink server.
Neil.
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Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Sep 13, 2012 5:03 AM CST
That is so wonderful, Neil. They're a tad behind on the kitchen, I would say. Very glad about the baths.

Now about that upstairs maid. She will have to pass my inspection first. I hope she is about 5'5, 300 stones and not a Playgirl type. These are my usual requirements .

TTL

HRH
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 13, 2012 5:25 AM CST
Dear H.R.H., I shall revise my thinking on your husbands servant as she is 21 years old, blonde and 5'9. Yes she is slim and most attractive. But your Royal Highness if you do not feed a horse at home it will wander!
I do so hope Archie comes to see us soon as well. I will of course speed up the kitchen and I have appointed a new Head Gardener, me. I so hope I meet your requirements!
All is well as we approach the Autumn, and we are most looking forward to your Royal visit sometime.
Your obedient servant.
Head bottle washer.
Neil.
p.s your new Bentley is gleaming, ma'am. Your old one was beyond repair.
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taters55
Sep 13, 2012 7:19 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
A Crafty Cubit
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Region: United Kingdom Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Region: Florida Tropicals
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Happy_1
Sep 13, 2012 7:40 AM CST
Dearest Head Gardner/bottle washer,

We thank you for all that you have taken care of and hope to come home next year. We have also hired a keeper for darling husband, but more on the lines of my original requirements. We have learned that even a well fed husband likes dessert now and then.

So looking forward to the improvements in the old kitchen, assuming that there were improvements made. Just save the hearth, for we so love that.

Archie will not be traveling with us due to the veterinary laws there. Could not imagine putting him in prison for 6 months. He, however, will have the blond as his keeper so that he will be reminded of me.

The Bently sounds wonderful, and is James still available as a chauffeur? He is such a nice chap.

Well, off to tea. Tata.

H.R.H.
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 13, 2012 8:02 AM CST
Dear H.R.H., yes James is still available for any services you may require as normal! The kitchen improvements are now being made within the strict requirements of the law! The tea and scone, jam and cream house is now open and is doing rather well. The vinery produce a lot of grapes this year, and it will be soon its 500th Birthday!
The Rolls Royce is always present ma'am, should one wish to go out shopping at Harrods!
Royal bed cleaner.
Neil.
p.s. may I employ the blond servant?
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Happy_1
Sep 13, 2012 12:29 PM CST
Absolutely, my dear. What ever your heart desires. I tip my hat to you.
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murielw1
Sep 14, 2012 11:20 AM CST
Dear Nancy, I like the bat flower, but not bats.
Neil brillient again.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 14, 2012 12:22 PM CST
Dear Muriel, thank you for your comments on the show and I hope you enjoyed the pictures. As for the bat plant I did not get you one as I would worry for the poor plants safety in your hands. Rolling on the floor laughing
Group hug
Neil.

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