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Many Congratulations

Monty Don has got an OBE. It is a shame that he was not mentioned on the news this morning, as they said about other actors etc who received honours. Many congratulations, well deserved, gardening is the best thing ever, it is so rewarding and is so helpful for me in my illness, it is great therapy. Keep on the good work Monty.


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,394
    Congratulations to him - great communicator as well as a great gardener  :D
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,086
    Yes,  congratulations to him and all those who have received well deserved honours ... not sure about the Network Rail chappie  :/ 

    Monty's honour was definitely reported on the Radio 4 news .... several times. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,553
    edited June 2018
    and on BBC news page. 
    I can't remember who said OBE stood for " Old Big 'ed " I bet he'd rather have the VMH which Carol Klein got .
    Methinks a P45 for the guy from Network Rail is more fitting.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,249
    Yes, good news. Delighted to hear about Mary Beard too :smile:
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,642
    Haven't seen or heard any news yet today so had to google.    Congrats to all especially the 103 year old poppy seller (why so long a wait after 90+ years of service?) and Kate Adie who is also long overdue for recognition.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,553
    edited June 2018
    ditto to Kate Adie: long overdue, and Emma Thompson.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,764
    I've been told OBE stands for Other B*ggers Efforts  :) My OH OBE snarled when I offered this suggestion  :o
  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,237
    Congrats also to SIR (King) Kenny Dalglish .... a long overdue knighthood.
    His empathy and support to the Hillsborough families over many, many, years .... often at great emotional cost to himself  ... was just inspiring.
    He is a credit to LFC, and will be forever a true legend.

    He was also a rather good player!

    Bee xx

    Gardener and beekeeper in beautiful Scottish Borders  

    A single bee creates just one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • FireFire Posts: 17,348
    edited June 2018
    Big congratulations to all. Hosta, so sour?
  • Congrats also to SIR (King) Kenny Dalglish
    Echo that. I went to the world cup qualifier at Anfield when Scotland beat Wales to qualify for the 1978 World Cup. As Welsh kids we were all devastated to get beaten but we were all trying to mimic King Kenny's header to win the match in the playground the next day. Won't mention Joe Jordan's handball, but Sir Kenny Dalglish is both a hero and an absolute gentleman.

    I can't help wondering though whether they intended to give one to Paul Gascoigne and gave it to Bamber by mistake.
    “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
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