1st July 2016 : Page 1


The Lady July 01, 2016 00:00





In this issue of The Lady : Dear Readers
Can it really be almost 24 years since the
Absolutely Fabulous cast burst onto our screens?
Despite their passion for drinking ‘Bolly’ by
the vat load and alighting from taxis head first,
Patsy and Edina (aka Joanna Lumley and
Jennifer Saunders) always manage to stay just the right side of
naughty. Helped, of course, by the adorable, utterly gorgeous,
ever young, 90-year-old June Whitfield as sensible Saffy’s granny.
It’s difficult to tell whether her fellow
nonagenarian, Winnie-the-Pooh, ever
drinks Bolly, but we do know that he
still writes his little ‘hums’, and chose
this year to travel the long road from
Hundred Acre Wood to Buckingham
Palace to recite his special birthday poem in person to HM
the Queen. I am delighted that we have been able to reproduce
this adorable tale, complete with delightful illustrations, in the
magazine this week. What could be finer than a new Pooh story
for the summer ahead? Perhaps the chance to get outside with
a posh Scotch egg-filled basket at one of our specially chosen
picnic spots – sporting a pair of Stephen Webster’s diamond encrusted
earrings. Very Ab Fab, darling...
Sam Taylor



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