Sunday, February 05, 2012

Congratulations Ma'am on your Diamond Jubilee!

13 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

My partner has met the Queen several times, and she has a great sense of humour. :)

Rog said...

She never mentioned it when I had tea at Buck House the other week.

R. Sherman said...

She's certainly been around for awhile and has served as a fitting "II" to Elizabeth the I. I wish her a long life.

Cheers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It's great to see the Queen in these "lighter" moments---Love the dancing! She is really quite incredible, isn't she?

Pat said...

Joey: I am so jealous! How, why, when, where?

Rog: you are teasing me aren't you?

Randaall: well said:)

Naomi: yes - as far as I'm concerned - in the 80 years I have 'known' her she has never put a foot wrong.

rashbre said...

We accidentally followed the Queen once when she was driving a Land Rover on a back road near Balmoral (rashbre north is in Ballater).

At some point a red squirrel jumped in the road in front of us and we had to let it get out of the way before we could continue.

We decided that the Royals must have trained stunt squirrels to keep the commoners at a suitable distance.

Ponita in Real Life said...

She's a phenomenal woman and I have to say, I am pleased that Canada has retained the monarchy. I am proud that she is my queen too, over here in the Colonies.

Wishing her all the best and hopefully many more healthy years to come.

Pat said...

Rashbre: I wouldn't put it past them at all:)

Ponita: that's good to hear. She has always made it clear how important the Commonwealth is to her - nothing to do with power - more family.

Granny Annie said...

This is the first time in my entire life that I have ever seen Queen Elizabeth's "lighter side". Who knew? Wonderful!

Pat said...

Granny Annie: good - I'm glad I chose it:)

Mage said...

I've always admired her tho I must admit I thought her very old fashioned for a while. I think she's right on top of everything now. :) Thanks for these entries.

I have giant brass candlesticks made for her grandmother's big jubilee and a tall case clock too.

Z said...

What a stunning smile. Thanks, Pat, that was lovely.

WV is actually 'unite' - fancy that!

Pat said...

Mage: I empathise with her fondness for ritual and routine - whatever gets you through the day - and admire the way she has risen to occasions - good and bad - over the years.
She feels like family - if that doesn't sound ridiculous.

Z: does my heart good to see her happy. I do think life has been less stresful since Margaret and her Mama died.