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I Have Very MIXED Feelings About MY 95-Year Old Queen (Driving A Jaguar) Outside Of Windsor.

by Anura Guruge

The above is from the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’. Click here for more of their outstanding coverage.

As an owner of two Jaguars I am DELIGHTED to see MY QUEEN driving a Jaguar — though hers, though newer than mine, is nowhere close to as CLASSY as mine. SMILE.

That said, I do NOT think she should be driving on public roads at 95.

Yes, I appreciate that she own the roads & everything else (within reason). But, 95.

That accident with Prince Philip, in 2019, WAS ENOUGH.

My QUEEN should NOT be driving on public roads.

By all means, drive to hre heart’s content, on all of her private roads in her various estates. But, not on PUBLIC roads. Is that fair?

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by Anura Guruge

90 MPH, Josh Spaulding, Local Celebrity News Editor, Now Falls Asleep At The Wheel.

by Anura Guruge

He is a local celebrity.

So, he is ABOVE THE LAW.

I am going to get into trouble just for pointing this out.

But, I have KIDS that share the same roads that Mr. Joshua Spaulding drives! Yes, that scares me.

That is ALL I am going to say.

I will let Mr. Joshua Spaulding’s OWN WORDS, IN PRINT, say it all.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. From 10/10/2019 ‘The Baysider’, page B3. Link to original below.

Link to original in the 10/10/2019 ‘The Baysider’, page B3.

Admitting to driving ‘for a good chunk of time‘ at 90 mph.

November 29, 2012.

Click to access my post with all the links.

Yes, this has bothered me even prior to this.

Click to access my post.

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by Anura Guruge


Do NOT Think That Prince Philip, 97-Years Old, Queen’s Husband Or Not, Should Be Driving On Public Roads.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Reuters. Google for more.

Range Rover he was driving — on its side after accident.

Wow. This blew my mind. He is 97-years old. That is one heck of an age. Driving … on public roads. That just doesn’t seem right.

What I always say about older drivers. It is not that they can kill themselves. That is OK. It is that they can kill somebody else. We were all LUCKY here. The others young ladies involved in the accident, including a 9-month old baby boy, were not badly hurt. But, they could have been. If they were, or if they were killed, there would have been hell to pay.

Yes, he is essentially ‘King’, but this is also the 21st century. He can’t go around causing mayhem.

I kind of like him. He, of course, is not in the same league as the Queen. Something about him. To I, he comes across as a total toff. But, I don’t dislike him. Find him vaguely amusing. Yes, appreciate that he has done a lot for the Queen and as such for the country and us. So, I am cool with that. This is not about him personally. It is about a 97-year old driving.

I am so glad it ended like it did. It could have been so, so worse.

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by Anura Guruge

YouTube: 16-Year Old Driving 1968 MGB For The First Time — First Stick TOO!

by Anura Guruge

Devanee (16) driving her 1968 MGB,
with stick-shift, for the first time.

It is HER car!

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Video shot with my Sony a7 II.

by Anura Guruge

Our Little Ad For The ‘Christmas in France’ Clearlakes Chorale Christmas 2013 Concert.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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>> Oct. 14, 2013.
>> Spring 2012 Clearlakes Chorale
>> concert
 — May 12, 2013.

ClearLakesAd2013_GurugeThough I don’t speak any French, it being hard enough for me to manage my poor English, given that my mother tongue is Sinhalese, I have 18 years of exposure to Paris — having lived there (and gone to school there) September 1968 to August 1969. My adoptive parents then lived there again for 17 years from 1985 to 1992.

So I couldn’t resist doing a Paris themed little ad. for the 2013 ‘Christmas in France‘ program.

I love de l’Étoile with its magnificent Arc de Triomphe. Negotiating the Étoile, then with about 4 lanes of traffic, was a challenge — but fun, especially with France’s idiosyncratic ‘automatic right-of-way for those merging from the right’ law. I used to drive around the Étoile just for the heck of it. The sheer adrenaline of it.

I also use to run around it at all times of the day and night. It was about 1.5 miles from where I used to stay. So it was an easy run and back — especially since, those days, unlike now, I used ti run 7 miles, 6 days a week.

So, hence the Arc in the background.