Whilst waiting for today's big event at the Nyesti Party conference (the word "big" being particularly apposite, given that the event in question will be the speech by Shadow Defence Minister and sumo yokozuna Yuge Ffattposchie) I thought I might give a little depth to my reader's(*) understanding of Albia by highlighting a story from the morning papers that may otherwise have escaped attention. The item that piqued my interest can be found in Da Garindua (a similar story can be found here). The paper claims that an ancient skull, dating back to perhaps 950 AD, shows evidence of brain surgery having been carried out in Anglo-Saxon Albia (**) . Such a story would not, in the ordinary course of things, have any great significance. In this case, however, the archaeologists have not merely found the skull on which the operation itself was carried out, but also the surgical instruments that were used. What is more remarkable still was that the instruments were found in Blizsta's St Gozondor's hospital. I am sure I need not add that the crude bronze scalpel and rusty iron trepanning tool were being exhibited as the latest, most state-of-the-art equipment being provided by the Albian Health Service.
(*) having asked Vlotar to apprise me of the number of "hits" my little "blog" receives, I understand the positioning of the apostrophe, indicative as it is of the possessive noun's singularity, is appropriate.
(**) fear not, gentle reader, I shall, indeed, be explaining in a later blog how it is that Albia, like Britain, should chance to have an Anglo-Saxon heritage.
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