Now we are five

Charles Cowling



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 thoughts on “Now we are five

  1. Charles Cowling
    James showers

    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

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling
    David Holmes

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

    That alone makes it worthwhile.

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling
    Liz Mowatt

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

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling
    Poppy Mardall

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

    Charles Cowling
  5. Charles Cowling
    Kathryn Edwards

    A wizard achievement!

    Roll on, the next five years’ informative inspiration!

    Charles Cowling
  6. Charles Cowling

    Plan? Did you say plan?! ROFL

    Charles Cowling
  7. Charles Cowling

    Onwards and upwards!

    Charles Cowling
  8. Charles Cowling

    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…

    Charles Cowling
  9. Charles Cowling

    Hope someone gave you the bumps.

    Charles Cowling
  10. Charles Cowling

    Happy Birthday! x

    Charles Cowling
  11. Charles Cowling

    Happy happy birthday!

    Charles Cowling
  12. Charles Cowling
    gloria mundi

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

    Charles Cowling
  13. Charles Cowling

    Happy birthday, and congratulations!

    Charles Cowling

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