Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Queen for a Day


For someone who used to run an 'experiences' company, my life seems to be full of them!

I was very honoured to be asked to crown the Bakewell Carnival Queen and lead the carnival procession at the weekend - here I am with the Mayor of Bakewell Carol Walker.

Unfortunately the Classic Car we were riding on over-heated towards the end of the route but two very kindly gentlemen ran out from the crowd and pushed us for the rest of the way! It could only happen in Bakewell...

My thanks to family friend Alan Fern for taking this photograph - he's based in Chesterfield and if you need a high quality professional photographer for any reason his number is 07966 546684.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

How sweet! BX

Anonymous said...

It is nice when things like this happen, I was lucky enough last year to be invited to all of Madam Mayor' (Bromley) events. I know, not on the same scale as your invite Rachel, but it was something.

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

where is everybody? I'm been checking the blog the last couple of days and there's no one here! BX

Anonymous said...

You sound lonely! I am still here,

The DLOG

Anonymous said...

Not lonely. Just really enjoy the chats. :)
BX

Anonymous said...

yeah lonely was the wrong word, but I know what you mean, maybe every one else is p*** off with us after the last blog!

The DLOG

Anonymous said...

p*** off because of the whole anonymous name thing?
oh whatever, I'd rather talk to people with a bit more of an open mind. Don't you agree?

Anonymous said...

I forgot to write BX to the last statement.

Anonymous said...

I believe every one has got an open mind, it is probably more of the thing that they would like to differentiate between the anonymous', as Rachel mentioned, she likes to be able to work out the personality of each person.

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

She can do that by reading the name at the end of the message....

Anonymous said...

BX

julesbrad said...

How funny....annonymous talking to annonymous lol
I've just finished reading 'The Restaurant at the end of the Universe' by the late (great) Douglas Adams and it could be something which he would have written

Anonymous said...

meaning?

TheDLOG

hani said...

I think mr robot is having some fun.....or maybe not

Anonymous said...

Now i am really lost!

TheDLOG

julesbrad said...

"meaning ?"

Nothing negative. If you don't know Douglas Adams's work (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) then I can recommend it - funny writer - also had a different way of looking at subjects which wouldbring out the humour of a situation.

btw I'm not Mr Robot

Anonymous said...

oh right, so you obviously think BX and I are funny, perhaps we should get together (BX & I) and start writing funny stuff, heehee,

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

I'll take that as a compliment! BX

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, whoever you are!

TheDLOG

Stephen Ryan (ex mr robot) said...

Ok hani, i accept the blame for winding anonymous up. Blame me.

I cannot help but despise them. Like i despise mr robot.

anonymous is an internet regresssive affected character with malignant narcisstic tendancies.

Its all on the wiki guys!

Anonymous said...

You may despise us (TheDLOG/BX) but what does Rachel, does she mind?

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

Sorry, should have 'but what does Rachel think'?

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

Stephen Ryan, you're such a party pooper! BX

Anonymous said...

Stephen Ryan, "Your comments are all too interesting for me to stop blogging! When people stop commenting I'll stop the blog.

However I would prefer it if everyone did have an identity, mainly - as Anne states - how do I know whether it is the same 'anonymous' as 'anonymous' has left lots of comments which vary greatly, at least with Mr Robot for example I am getting a feel for his personality." So it appears that you are the only one with a problem!!
TheDLOG

Stephen Ryan said...

I shouldn't think Rachel minds you guys in the slightest. She's too busy spreading positive energy around the place.

If you guys are up for a target, come over and have your say on my hacker blog at Brand Killer Robots www.intrench.com.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, Rachel is spreading positive energy, and we all enjoy her blog spot, why are you being so argumentative and negative. I think it is so dissrespectful to Rachel!

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

DLOG I agree with you. We're here having pleasant conversation and Stephen Ryan comes it and tries to be negative. Obviously Rachel's positive energy hasnt reached you yet! BX

DH said...

anonymous is that sneekly little fart that slowly pollutes the air - and everyone is left doubting where it came from.

Annoying, yet extremely insignificant.

Anonymous said...

Obviously you are a mate of Stephen!!

DH said...

Obviously you are a mate of the annoying-mous.

Anonymous said...

The beauty of me is that i am nobody's mate. I am my own person, that is the way we have been trained!!!

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

ugh Stephen and dh, come off it!Dont talk to us then if we're 'annoying-mous'! It's not clever by the way, it's actually stupid and rediculous.
I'm not interested at all in your comments because you dont show an ounce of respect. You're the ones who are insignficiant. I dont like either one of you. Even though i'm anonymous, I still have my self-respect and class. BX

Anonymous said...

I think I have an answer to all this, why don't we all meet up one day, including Rachel of course, then we can sus out who is really who!

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

I dont live in England. BX

Anonymous said...

that is a shame, where do you live, i am intrigued as to your personality and where you live.

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

I live in Santa Monica. BX

Leona said...

I think the anonymous' are amusing and obviously posting without malice. They are turning into quite a double act, leave them alone!

You carry on boys

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, we are here to in on Rachels blog, and I believe we should ALL respect her blog page. Thanks very much for your comments Leona, one question though, how do you know we are boys!?

TheDLOG

Rachel Elnaugh said...

Honestly, I go off to Dublin for a few days, come back and find that the fairytale creatures have invaded my swamp!

This is not a chat room you know!!!

Only joking, if you would like to use my Blog to meet like-minded people (or not as the case may be) then please feel free to carry on...

Rachel

Anonymous said...

Cheers Rachel, your a star.

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

Whoever wrote Santa Monica is posing as me. I'm actually from Canada. Thanks for your nice words Rachel but I think I'm going to leave this blog since the people on it arent exactly stimulating (except for you of course and DLOG). This is the last message you'll get from me. BX

Leona said...

Just a guess, of course I could be wrong as you are of course anonymous!! :)

Anonymous said...

BX, don't be like that, we will miss you, ever so

TheDLOG

Anonymous said...

hey im the queen 4 the day not you !!!