ingek73  asked:

Re the Romanovs, didnt Prince Philip give his DNA to help testing the remains or am I getting things mixed up?

You are correct, they are related (Prince Philip’s maternal grandmother and Empress Alexandra were sisters)

It is why we have this quote from Philip

“ Sir (Philip) would you like to go to Russia one day “

“ Yes I would love to go to Russia one day even thought they killed half my family “

Actually can I tell you a story about GD Maria and Lord Mountbatten (Philip’s uncle)?

He would visit the Romanov’s regularly and he fell in love with Maria and was desperate to marry her. But she was killed when he was 18 and she 19. But he never forgot her despite going on to marry another woman. In fact he carried a photo of her around of her for the rest of his life. It was found on his body was he was assassinated when he was 79. 


Who wants transparency when you can have magic? Who wants prose when you can have poetry? Pull away the veil and what are you left with? An ordinary young woman of modest ability and little imagination. But wrap her up like this, anoint her with oil, and hey, presto, what do you have? A goddess.

Smoke and Mirrors

Tiara. 1928, England. The legendary ‘tutti frutti’ tiara belonged to Edwina,the Countess of Mountbatten, one of the 'six best dressed women in the world’ for the time. Indian rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds were placed on the tiara which could also dismantle into two bracelets.

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I got the idea to collect food for old folks homes 18 years ago. There was a lot of need and few people helping them. At first I just did it on my own. I would collect food out here in the open every Saturday. People thought I was a bit crazy. But more and more helped out. Then after 3 years, the mayor created this shelter for us so we can collect food rain and shine. Now the whole neighbourhood pitches in and we support 8 homes. Some give oil, others rice, noodles, fruits & veg… whatever they can. It’s a community effort. Many of the nearby stall holders give food. Some of the wealthier supporters have bags and bags of supplies sent over from the NTUC next door. We even have an English guy who comes here every week to help lift things… he’s a small guy but very strong! And without fail every week a little old lady comes - she can barely walk and is not rich. But she always contributes something. The generosity of people is very heartwarming.

(You can find the Food & Friends project every Saturday morning at 21 Old Airport Road)