Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Tale of Two Oldsters

From the UK, I bring news (via the BBC) of two elderly Britons, both special in their own way:

The UK's oldest emigrant has set sail for his new life in New Zealand - at the age of 102

If only Mrs Thatcher was still Prime Minister. This was the sort of thing we used to love to blame on her and her heartless minions, driving the elderly to the other sie of the world through her mean policies, etc etc.

Meanwhile, from the part of the country I hail from comes news of adventure-seeking dering do on a much smaller scale:

Disability scooter driven on A11

Stand aside, mortals. Hells Granny is coming and she doesn't see too well.

1 comment:

Pisces Iscariot said...

New Zealand'll kill him off for sure.