Thursday, 8 January 2009

Yorkshire Airlines - A dedication

This is a dedication to a very good friend of mine...a friend from my banking days...who is actually a Lancashire lass. We both lived in Richmond, Surrey, (not Yorkshire)...in separate dwellings but we often used to meet up in chichi cafes and restaurants to reminisce about how things were far better "Oop North" over a very strong cuppa or dare I say "Latte". And aaah! we used to laugh, giggle, chuckle and chortle over many things...not least of them "Life" with a Capital "L". (There is a reference in this clip which she will particularly enjoy. I can't say which one or I'll spoil it. And no...we're not laughing at the Yorkshire bunch we're laughing with them!!!)


This one is for you, Holmes, and all you Yorkshire bloggers out there...who seem to be multiplying by the second.....hope you enjoy it and not take offence...it'all meant in the best possible taste....

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25 comments:

Troy said...

I hadn't seen that clip before - brilliant "documentary"! I was born within a few miles of Leeds Bradford Airport although we called it Yeadon Airport back then and it could only take turbo-props not "the big jets".
I would have taken Mrs Troy to Yorkshire for Troy Junior's birth but they had previously relaxed the rules regarding outsiders playing cricket for Yorkshire so I no longer needed to worry.
Troy Junior missed out on a great heritage though being born in Welwyn Garden City - he's a soft southerner but with good genes.

Nota Bene said...

A golden oldie! And better than Easyjet any day..

Completely Alienne said...

I enjoyed that - the food looked better than Easyjet too!

The Dotterel said...

Better not let Yorkshire Pudding see it!

Maggie May said...

Haven't seen that one before. Very funny!

Dumdad said...

I've seen this clip many times and it still makes me laugh - and slightly nostalgic. My dad was a Yorkshireman through and through and I lived in Leeds when I were a lad and still support Leeds United for my sins. Ah, there's nowt as queer as folk!

Catharine Withenay said...

"If it's outside Yorkshire it's not worth bloody visiting!"

Oh, so true, so true ... !!

Re- Troy's comments: I was grateful for this change to the cricketing laws, as otherwise I'd have had to stay with my father when nine months pregnant - can think of little worse for family relations. Instead I ended up with a couple of baby Londoners, subsequently confused by a Southern African twang having lived in Zambia and now a hint of Geordie is creeping through. 'Ecky thump!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Troy...yes...I don't know what it is...I do seem to share an affinity with the Yorkshire crowd. I could be making that up though. The ones I've met and corresponded with are fine by me. And the Lancashire lot...so maybe it's just a Northern sense of humour which we share. I do understand about the cricket thing. Hugely important. I just wish the English cricket team would just pull themselves together. I don't care who leads 'em...just to bloody agree and get on with it. By 'eck!

Thank you for your feedback: NB, Completely Alienne (am wondering about your moniker...must go back and re-read your profile AC!), The Dotterel, MM and Dumdad. I'm not much of a football fan as I've already confessed to Salut North!...but are not Leeds United a bit down in the dumps these days? Feel free to castigate me, DD, if I'm completely wrong.

What I hadn't realised is that I'd 'ad an unconscious lapse into t'Yorkshire dialect towards the end of the blog. Maybe I don't want to be a Geordie...perhaps deep down I want to be a Yorkshire lass...now there's a thought!!!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Catharine...you creeped in there! Another of my best mates is half Geordie/half Andalucian (from Malaga) and speaks fantastic English with a Lancastrian, Mancunian, Geordie twang...no doubt she's picked up a few Berkshire bynotes by the time I've finished typing this! Your brood sound divine!

French Fancy said...

I've never seen that before and actually snorted when the 'facilities' moment happened. I wonder if Alan Bennet has seen it.

Elsie Button said...

brilliant!!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Yes, FF, I liked the AB bit as well. As to whether he would? I like to reckon he's got a bit of a sense of humour!

Thank you Elsie. How's the book coming along? Well I hope... :)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Is your name really Alienne? CA...don't know why I changed it to AC....hmmm...you've got me pondering here! I did check your profile and am none the wiser. Don't mind me...I'm just being nosy.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Oh that was fun!! Have giggled my way through and simply loved it. will have to pass it on to others who will have similar giggles, i suspect. Thank you!!!
Perfect length, as it were, as am waiting for mince pies (last ones, sob) to heat up for me and Husband.
Ding! Oh, they are ready.
Marvellous waiting material.
thanks again...

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Thank LWM. Hope the last mince pies tasted good! :) PS: I'm having difficulty getting back on track with the "diet"!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that was so funny........I haven't had mushy peas for ages.......loved how the pilot had beer on tap as well.

Gill in Canada

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

LOL - have just popped over from Gill's blog. This is so funny. I can't wait to send it to my friend Ruby, a Yorkshire Lass who's recently moved back to York. Great blog. Glad I've hopped over (thanks Gill) :-D.

P.S. Hello to a few faces I recognise over here, who know me as 21st Century Mummy

david mcmahon said...

I used to cover Wimbledon every year, but never got to see Yorkshire, alas.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Gill, hi, there are lots of lovely little touches in it. I especially like the Alan Bennett class and the air hostesses!

Almost Mrs. Average...I'm sure I've read something about you somewhere else. I'll be back for more and think your aims are fantastic. We should all follow your example!

David, What a wonderful job you had..do you ever blog about it? I remember going to Wimbledon to see the tennis...oh happy days!

Clippy Mat said...

that was funny. i laughed out loud at that flight crew.
:-))

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Prince Harry calls an army colleague a "Paki" and is universally slated while you post this extremely offensive attack on the character of Yorkshire people and get away with it scot-free! Eee by gum, theer's no justice in this bloody world!

Word verification said "twatter"! Precisely!

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Hadriana's Treasures said...

Thank you, Clippy Mat, be over soon.

YP, am very sorry...did not mean to offend. It wasn't meant in that way at all......

Arthur Clewley said...

well, they're common as much that west yorkshire lot