They have certainly been patient out there in Sale, but God has blessed their waiting. Expect great things from the East in the near future.
Of course, that means we are one bishop down again here in Melbourne. Talk about musical chairs…
And speaking of falling boots, I just love this Goon Show episode:
GREENSLADE: Meanwhile, unknown to Seagoon, a different expedition has already reached the forest of Ying-Tong-Iddle-I-Po, collecting moss for the BBC. At this very moment indeed, its members are bedding down in their tents under the jungle moon.
MINNIE: Oh dear, yim-bom-biddle-oh, melodies divine. Have you tucked the ends of the sheets in, Henry?
HENRY: Yes, yes Min, yes.
MINNIE: Oh dear. Have you put the hot water bottle in?
MINNIE: Good, good good…
HENRY: Oh Min!
MINNIE: …It’s very hot tonight, I think I’ll have a cold water bottle.
HENRY: Here, we will have to get these tents redecorated.
HENRY: The wallpaper is peeling.
MINNIE: Oh dear, I’ll get a new roll from London, Henry.
HENRY: Good, good, good.
MINNIE: Yes, it is good.
HENRY: Did you put the tiger out, Min?
MINNIE: Yes, I did, I, I put the tiger out, Henry.
HENRY: And don’t forget to tell the camel driver no milk tomorrow.
GRAMS: Loud dull thuds, continue under following conversation:
MINNIE: Ohhhhhhhheeoh. What, what’s that? What’s that? Ohhh.
HENRY: It’s all right Min, it’s just those noisy people in the tent upstairs. (calls) Who’s that walking about upstairs?
ECCLES: (off) I’m the famous Eccles! I got friends in.
HENRY: He’s the famous Eccles and he’s got friends in, Min. (calls) Do you mind taking those noisy boots off?
ECCLES: (off) OK.
FX: Two thuds.
MINNIE: Ahh, that’s better.
MINNIE: Ohh, I didn’t know he had three legs, Henry.
HENRY: He hasn’t, Min, he hasn’t, he has a one legged friend. Goodnight Min.
MINNIE: Goodnight, buddy.
MINNIE and HENRY: Ohh!
HENRY: He’s got two one legged friends!
MINNIE: That, or one three legged friend, Henry.
HENRY: Yes. Well goodnight Min.
MINNIE: Goodnight, little mmnnnn naughty Henry. Goodnight little Henry! … Goodnight.
And continuing the boot jokes…