How times have changed

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HM The Queen has been celebrating her 90th birthday – a few days before my 70th.

Youngsters of today may like to know that when I was a kid tea was made in a teapot, a take-away was a mathematical problem and rice was only eaten in a milk pudding.

A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining, a pizza was something to do with a leaning tower and cooking outside was called camping.

Anyway, one thing is for sure Her Majesty would be the first to agree with me when I say: ‘Tis better to be young and gay than to be old and grey’ – though, I hasten to add, in this instance ‘gay’ meaning carefree and merry.

Ken Johnson