Thursday 13 September 2018

"It’s famous for its 123-metre spire..."

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spire

John Constable. Salisbury Cathedral Viewed by Innocent Russian Tourists from the Meadows 


  1. They seemed v. concerned not to be labelled gay! lol "We might be GRU but we're not gay, honest!". Pull the other one luv...we've got the Gaydar on and can tell you two were just itching to be sent on "special assignment" together somewhere.

    I liked the bit about the famous clock of Salisbury, the oldest in the world...which I and I suspect most Brits had never heard of...then there was their inability to make it through 2 inches of snow to Stonehenge...but I suppose they were relying on our railways.

    On a more serious note, isn't it gross dereliction of obvious duty by our security services not to ensure our retired spies from overseas have houses fitted with real time CCTV. Likewise their cars should have camera surveillance and tamper listening devices. They should also be encouraged to wear discreet bodycams. And this should all be made known publicly.

    The Russian sense of humour doesn't really seem to stretch much beyond the evil Bond villain smirk and snigger does it? Otherwise they would surely have seen how uproariously funny we would find the two innocents' plaints to be.

    1. That clock fact is definitely going into my next quiz.

      I learned something very important from their testimony though. If a couple of Russian Gothic architecture admirers and fitness experts...can't cope with a bit of English slush then maybe we English can stop mocking ourselves about our 'inability' to cope with the white, cold, fluffy six-sided stuff. Maybe Mrs May can offer Mr Putin assistance when the snow falls in Moscow next year.


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