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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

wordful wednesday - shit of a job (haha)

haha i'm funny

this is horse guard's parade in whitehall, london

in the time of henry VIII, tournaments were held here

the horseman is a 'trooper of the blues and royals'

the soldiers are drawn from one of the five regiments of Foot Guards in the British Army

they are apparently relieved every hour, which is just as well, because they have to sit stock still!

i also couldn't get over how young this guy was!

...and how he could stand the smell!

i thought he looked really bored, but i know that his role is a huge honour

for more wordful wednesday

visit angie over @ seven clown circus

PS: UK bloggers feel free to correct me if i got any of this information wrong!


KK said...

You crack me up! I couldn't do that one day, let alone all the time!

Ann On and On... said...

That is a pretty cool job.... thanks for sharing the history of it.

Night Owl Mama said...

HA!! LOVE IT that is hysterical

Sweet Annabelle said...

I clicked to enlarge the photo so I could see the fellow's face - he does look bored! But comfortable - that black, poofy cloth he's sitting on - very nice!

Jingle said...

I feel bad for the horse! You know he wants to walk away from that mess! LOL!

Momisodes said...

OMG! I totally did a double take when I saw this one :)

the mama bird diaries said...

I know it's an honor but it must be terribly boring.

the mama bird diaries said...

And stinky.

Michelle said...

LOL! Clever title. That would be way too hard for me to ever do. Between the pooh and having to sit still...not happening.

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Gross and funny!
Happy WW!

Brenda said...

How uncomfortable!

angelina la dawn said...

hilarious photo! i've always wanted to try and make one of those gaurds move. i know it's pretty much impossible, but seems like it'd be fun to try

Kim said...

That is hilarious! I defnitely couldn't handle that job!

Elaine A. said...

They have some weird traditions over there in the UK. And yeah, what a crappy job! HA!