brought to you by the Groom of the Stool

Today’s Daily Create asks us to make an antipodal tale – a story about side of the world.

Nine-year-old Prince Augustus in 1782, painted by Thomas Gainsborough

Nine-year-old Prince Augustus in 1782, painted by Thomas Gainsborough

a 17th century chamber pot

William III’s close-stool (the royal potty). Hampton Court collection

The opposite end of the planet from me is more or less Augusta, Western Australia. Its namesake is Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, who is notable because one of the people who stood for his baptism was the Groom of the Stool. I’m not sure if I want to wade into this story any further, for fear that I might start dropping crappy jokes.

I did find Augusta’s radio station, 2 Oceans FM, online, and was pleased to see that they have a form where you can submit your music to the station, reminiscent of the days when you could upload tracks to ds106 radio.

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