Winter has arrived, earlier and colder than usual this year.
And I don't know where I've been either!
Thank goodness for the wonder of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Did you watch any of the four days of festivities?
Her Majesty looked so happy, smiling at the crowds below...
We enjoyed watching the Trooping of the Colour, wonderful formation marching and music.
It was a feast of royal fashion - here are a few favourites.
Kate in delicate lemon, with the Best Hat..
Princess Anne representing her mother at the Races.....she keeps herself so slim and chic..
Anne's daughter Zara - my pick for hydrangea colours, and because Pink!
This was amazing - a hologram of the Queen projected into the golden coach from her Coronation day, and leading the street parade..
and he she is with Prince Philip on the actual day of her Coronation, 2 June, 1953. She had acceded to the throne on the death of her father, King George VI on 6 February, 1952.
It takes time to organize a beautiful Coronation and I was a very little girl at the time. However, I do remember it, and my mother and I made scrapbooks of the occasion.
And here she is, back on the balcony on the final evening of her Jubilee..
and still with that beautiful smile.
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I have had RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) for several weeks, and am having trouble getting rid of it. The virus is apparently all over Brisbane this year, and is common in small children. I had never heard of it until recently.
To date, I have managed to avoid Covid 19 (although I realise it could get me at any time) by the simple expedient of wearing a mask in public and crowded places and never letting anyone get close enough to breath on me. However, my darling grandchildren appear to have donated RSV to their Grannie. It has been a bit frightening with a lot of lung congestion, and exhaustion from coughing. I have been to a Respiratory Clinic, but there is no actual cure or a vaccine for RSV.
I seem to have turned the corner, and look forward to better days next week.
Tomorrow I hope to do some watercolour painting.
And sew a few stitches.
What are you doing?