Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Snakes and Ladders
Yesterday I wrote of Prince Harry's comments re HM Queen's reliance upon her husband, Greek Prince Philip, in order to perform her duties. Just after posting, it was reported that she had stripped Fred Goodwin, ex top-boy at the Royal Bank of Scotland, of his knighthood.
Today we read of how long running and iconic child orientated BBC television programme, Blue Peter, has, for the first time in it's 53 year history, awarded a "gold badge" to a structure, namely the Forth Road Bridge, which links Edinburgh with Fife. It appears that that the recognition is in honour of the bridge's history, it is now 121 years old and was opened by the then Prince of Wales, who placed a symbolic golden rivet on the crossing . The potential significance in relation to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, notwithstanding the double eleven synchronicity (11 squared is 121), is that two years ago I highlighted that his (secret) funeral arrangements were codenamed Forth Bridge in a post, Building a roadbridge to heaven, a post where I also noted that the architects who are designing a new, third, Forth bridge crossing, are the same characters who designed the Bird Nest Stadium for the Beijing Olympics . This time however Arup are in partnership, the new company called Jacobs Arup. (Think Biblically in terms of the Stone of Destiny - see link too in terms of 11 11 infatuated Uri Geller and his purchase of Lamb Island, the reputed location of returning Egyptian princess Scota's treasure and not a million miles from the bridge).
Tying in laterally with all above, again from the BBC, we read of how more details are emerging of the forthcoming London Olympics, the torch and flame due to arrive from Greece in a gold-liveried aeroplane on 18th May at the Royal Navy Base where Prince William undertook his helicopter training. The location is Culdrose, the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall.
Note - the Olympic torch is due to cross Alesteir Crowley's old haunt - Loch Ness.
Note - Prince William, Hello Magazine front page last year, issue 1111 (here).
BBC Blue Peter/Forth Bridge