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BA (Hons) Visual Culture. I live in Cornwall with my husband, a cat and my books.

11 Responses

  1. james greer

    a friend of mine goes to brighton every christmas to swimm in the sea before chirstmas lunch it happens every chiestmas

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  2. Gill

    It’s amusing that they think a top hat somehow lends them dignity and gravitas!

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  3. Red Cardinal

    Get a big top hat if you want to get ahead,
    It doesn’t really matter if you’re not at all well-bred.
    You’re certain to be treated as a great success,
    By adopting an inordinately tall head dress.

    As the Queen once said to Albert,
    ‘We are not amused by that.
    But one thing tickles my fancy -
    That’s Brunel’s big… top hat.’

    Get a big top hat if you want to get ahead,
    He always has it off when he’s lying in bed.
    He wears it to the opera and the London zoo,
    And he’d feel undressed without it sitting on the loo.

    He went to the Crimea,
    The guns went rattatat.
    They shot off all the Balaclava helmets,
    But they couldn’t hit his big… top hat.

    Get a big top hat if you want to get ahead.
    He wore it on the happy day he first got wed.
    He wore it on the honeymoon day and night,
    And he asked her if it fitted and she said, ‘Just right’.

    His wife, she was delighted.
    He said, ‘I’m glad of that.
    I wouldn’t like a woman who said “No, no”
    To my bloody great big… top hat.’

    Get a big top hat if you want to get ahead,
    It doesn’t really matter if you’re not at all well-bred.
    You’re certain to be treated as a great success,
    By adopting an inordinately tall head dress.

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  4. peterjohndean

    Where’re I go they shout “Hello-
    Where did you get that hat?”

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