Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cherry tree

So, these questions then. Were they difficult? Weeeell....

The first question was a bit of a trap question. As Yamini rightly pointed out, it was at the time the British 'owned' India and heads of state being what they are (hungry for bigger titles it seems), Queen Victoria thought it would be nice to be empress of India as well as being queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Vicky became Empress of India in 1876 and was so until her death in 1901. My given dates were 1893 to 1897, which fall within her reign. As I said, a bit of a trap there. Plus I talked about emperor and Vicky of course was empress, since she was of the female woman persuasion type. 

However, I think we can all safely say that Yamini got the right answer, which was Queen Victoria. 

My second question has honestly been on my mind for years. I think the first time I mentioned it, was on a road trip with my sister in Wales. Which was somewhere in 1995 I believe. We were driving up a hill and the road seemed to go nowhere, just up into heaven. Whatever happened to the other six heavens? Well, I expected answers (and rolling eyes, like my sister's), but definitely not Yamini's answer! 

It was probably the longest comment ever on my blog, not counting all those spam comments of course, but it was very informative. Although it did only give us one version of the seven heavens. So, just in case you want to read up some more: here is a Wikipedia link to the seven heavens which explains a bit more.

After those two questions and its answers, I think we all would say that Yamini is the clear winner and deserving of the eternal fame and a klem (which is a Norwegian hug) from Brom, who is very excited!! The photo is NOT photoshopped, since they did actually meet in 2015!


  1. Brom got to MEET Aunty Yam in the FURS!!!!!
    Oh I am green wiv jellyness
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Hari OM
    Oh yes we did meet and klem ... sadly that place we sat is no longer. Gone to heaven, one might say... '~}
    Hugs and Growlies YAM-aunty xxx

    1. Oh, that is a shame, it was a lovely place with really good food!

  3. Thanks for the link. I had never heard about the Seven Heavens. Guess I didn't pay attention in Sunday school or Bible study.

  4. OMD OMD We have always known that YAM Auntie was BRILLIANT. WISE and WONDERFUL.

  5. There's always one teacher's pet in every group. ;)

  6. OMCs Brom Yam Aunty gives the bestest hugs least that is what my peeps told me.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. You have been having fun and games while I have been getting the new computer up and running.


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