On a wintry day we say farewell
to Dom, yet now have found him back
In bronze beside the school
Where we boys ran pell-mell
with no thoughts of this day
Then, so pleased to hear the bell.
On Wednesday 18th July a mother Right Whale and her newborn calf visited the sheltered waters off the Principality of Wy
The prince’s first knowledge of it was a noisy helicopter hovering over the Principality. One of the artists in residence informed him that the helicopter was circling whales, which were swimming, just offshore. Surfboarders, kayakers, snorkelers, yachters and put boaters were in close attendance together with several helicopters seen to have photographers hanging out to get the best image of this unusual occurrence. It is not known if the mother whale was pleased by all of the attention.
The symbol of our larger neighbour, Mosman, is a whale. To the prince the scene was symbolic of the geographical relationship that exists between the Principality of Wy and Mosman Council. Here was a large whale and a tiny one swimming together calmly in Balmoral bay.
A princess has just reminded him that the symbol of Wy is a dolphin, not a whale. We thank her.
London Micronation Conference
On Saturday 14th July 2012 a micro national conference was held in London at the Chelsea Town Hall. Dr Judy Lattas of Macquarie University created the name Polination to describe her valuable ongoing and extensive study of secessionist movements. She was in London, and together with The Emperor George and other dignitaries, mustered in the elegant interior of the Old Chelsea Town Hall, to share in contributing to an historic conference. Attendees reported back to The Principality of Wy that it was a great success. Prince Paul of Wy was, regrettably, unable to be there due to unavoidable duties in The Principality, and was extremely chagrined to have missed it. Our Plenipotentiary Ambassador is hoping to make contact with dignitaries during his current tour of duty in London.
To compensate for his absence Prince Paul has created this respectful imaginary drawing in honour of the occasion, based on forwarded visual descriptions of the event. He is to be seen there “in spirit” on the balcony.