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Now we are five

Friday, 5 July 2013



Ooh, the conjurer’s just arrived. 

Yes, it’s all party hats and facepainting over here at the GFG-Batesville Shard. Jelly, pizza fingers, crisps and ice cream. A whole lot of bunting. 

Our blog is five years old today and we’re awaiting the arrival in his much-loved Daimler DS420 of our patron and sugar-daddy, Sir Basil Batesville-Caskett Bt, CDM, OTT, RLSS (Bronze). There’ll be speeches and cup cakes, party games and lemonade. 

At five, believe it or not, we’re one of the longest-running blogs in Funeralworld, our longevity exceeded only, we think, by Margaret Nelson’s blog, Dead Interesting. As we look back, we… Nah, can’t be bothered with any of that retrospective, self-congratulatory stuff. Tomorrow’s what matters. 



13 comments on “Now we are five

  1. Wednesday 10th July 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Har har – love that fulcrum moment when the wind ruffles the formal occasion. How apt, on your fifth tassel-tweaking birthday, Charles.
    Rock on, here’s lead in your pencil, and not your coffin.
    Thank you for all that you find and share with us. Loadsa. james

  2. Wednesday 10th July 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Happy Birthday – your greatest achievement? You make us all think.

    That alone makes it worthwhile.

  3. Wednesday 10th July 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Happy! Happy! Happy! Supreme Ruler of the Blogosphere, keep ’em coming!

  4. Wednesday 10th July 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Happy Birthday GFG! You’re an inspiration and lots of us wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing without you. Keep pounding!

  5. Kathryn Edwards

    Tuesday 9th July 2013 at 3:05 pm

    A wizard achievement!

    Roll on, the next five years’ informative inspiration!

  6. Jed

    Monday 8th July 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Plan? Did you say plan?! ROFL

  7. Kitty

    Sunday 7th July 2013 at 9:39 am

    Onwards and upwards!

  8. Vale

    Sunday 7th July 2013 at 9:20 am

    Happy birthday GFG. I hope Sir Basil remembered the presents (and didn’t pull rank in the sack race this year). Of course what we need now is a new five year plan…

  9. Quokkagirl

    Saturday 6th July 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Hope someone gave you the bumps.

  10. Saturday 6th July 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Happy Birthday! x

  11. Jed

    Saturday 6th July 2013 at 1:23 am

    Happy happy birthday!

  12. Friday 5th July 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Hooray! (But you can’t have any jelly until you’ve eaten a sandwish…)

  13. Richard

    Friday 5th July 2013 at 9:29 am

    Happy birthday, and congratulations!

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