Thanks for popping in. Have you been glued to the telly today too? Did you watch the Royal Coronation and the amazing processions? Wasn’t it magnificent? Such an explosion of colour and energy! The military in their fantastic uniforms, the dignitaries from all over the world, the beautiful horses, the splendid carriages, the immaculate timing…everything had to be perfectly synchronised – and it was. Dave and I sat glued to the telly, drank tea and ate Battenburg cake !!
It was extra special for us, because we’ve only just been up to visit the King on Wednesday! If I said “We were there!” once, I said it 50 times! Every time the camera turned a corner, “we were there Dave!”. History in the making, and we – you and I – are here to witness it.
If there’s one thing the Brits do particularly well, it’s pomp, ceremony and pageantry! There must have been years in the planning! The one thing they can’t do much about is the weather, but it didn’t seem to keep the adoring public away! The show must go on, as they say! What a sight to behold! All those thousands of people in the Mall, just waiting for a wave. Quite something. We walked past dozens of them who were camping out on Wednesday! I hope they got what they went for!
There are those who disapprove of the Royal family, the expense, the upkeep etc. I am not one of them. I loved the Queen. I never knew her personally, but I loved her and what she stood for. She was, in my humble opinion, the greatest ambassador a country could ever want for. It is still strange to think that we no longer have our Queen; most of us have never known life without her. But her son, Charles, has been serving us tirelessly his whole life already. And now he takes her place as our Monarch. I am very glad of it. When people protest, and shout for us to get rid of the King, have they considered the alternative? Because when I look at other nations, at republics and dictatorships, I would say I prefer what we’ve got. Really. So uniquely, beautifully British! I only wish that our King would get more proactive in the governing of the country. We need his conscience and kindness. Just like that wearing of the glove symbolised during the coronation ceremony: to handle his power gently. That is all I have to say on the matter.
It would have been Dad’s birthday today too. He told me back in December, when the date for the Coronation was announced, that he wouldn’t be around to see it. So that was rather poignant today. But hey! He’s in good company! The Queen and Prince Phillip for starters!
We are having a little celebration here too. Not a royal banquet, not even a street party! But we are having a Bank Holiday Weekend Sale Celebration! And every single order over £30 will not only get 23% off to mark the year, but will also automatically go into a prize draw for a chance to win a £100 Clarity Gift Voucher.
Click here for details.
TV tomorrow. 3-5pm. I shall be with Janice, which is great! Really looking forward to it.
Barb x x x