Tuesday, June 7, 2022

PLATINUM JUBILEE

 


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.



Flowers on Mothers Day

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?

Be good

XXXXX









28 comments:

  1. Dear Trish, so sorry you are struggling with such a nasty viral infection - do take care and be better soon.
    The photos are lovely of the Jubilee - such a fun time but glad I wasn't there in person as I can't take crowds anymore! Watched quite a lot on TV and thought they did well with the coverage - the fashions were awesome and the children had a lot of fun - especially Caroline, George and that hilarious Louis! Her Majesty blew me away - a woman of amazing resilience and still so beautiful, God Save Our Queen.
    Thanks for the well wishes for our somewhat nerve-wracking trip - no not there yet, fly out tonight! Having to jump through hoops in regard to the US COVID rules, so getting back is going to be the luck of the draw so to speak. Have to get a test 24 hrs. before the return flight and, if positive, can't fly for up to 12 days and will be quarantined at our own expense of course!!
    Anyway hope to stay well and see my family and friends in Devon. . . . . it's been such a long 3 years since we were able to go home. Hope they recognize me!
    Take care dear - get well - you will be in my thoughts daily.
    Hugs, Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary. I looked at the crowds in London and had the same thought - I would not want to be there on the Mall. Louis was quite a hit - how will he settle back into kinder this week, he he. So cute and funny. Oh my, travel is tricky now, and I am crossing fingers and toes it all works out well for you. I will be thinking of your in beautiful Devon - I hope some of the bunting is still there to see. Hugs xx

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  2. Oops! Of course I meant Princess Charlotte - my brain is wearing out, haha!!!!

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  3. So lovely to see you back blogging my dear! I always love how you share such lovely snippets here, of your life in Brisbane!

    So sorry to hear of your illness and for so long. So happy to hear you are on the mend and getting back to your creative life! Sending you healing hugs from California! XOX

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    1. Thank you Tamera - healing hugs from California are the best! xxx

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  4. Prayers for a cure
    The illness is new to me. I will read more about it.
    The pandemic has strained the nerves of many. I hope you keep up your strength.
    Stay safe!

    The Jubilee coverage in America, without cable, was spotty with more hype than substance. I looked forward to a TV show about the Queen, but that turned out to be too much of others.
    The fashions are lovely. Great photo of Princess Anne.

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    1. So many viruses around these days. I looked up RSV and it said it lasts a week, ha ha. Not in this house! I had to watch UK tv on cable to see the Jubilee events - Australia also had brief coverage on the news, not much more. It was definitely a Fashion Fest!

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  5. Hi Patricia. I’m so sorry to hear that you are so unwell. I’ve never heard of that either. Something else to worry about catching!! I too have masked at all times, done the sanitizer routine and always de bug my supermarket trolley. So I was dismayed yesterday to test positive on two rats after a runny nose and cough started late Monday night. I was bullet proof or so I thought!! Anyway day 2 and I’m really not too sick no fever or anything except a cough and runny nose. I am now viewing it as a chance to sit and watch The Great British Cook Off, read and finish my tapestry since I’m officially off line. The Jubilee was lovely I was born later that year but Mum remembered and I have photographs of The Queen visiting our town with me as a babe in arms. Actually I’ve just had a thought it’s my jubilee year too!!! Anyway take care Patricia and thank you for such a lovely post. 💐

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    1. Thank you for a lovely comment, and the reminder that for all our efforts, covid can be only a day away. Yes, I do the sanitizer conspicuously everytime I tape a pin code for a purchase, and am a trolley maniac too, just like you. We love the British Cook Off, it is just so much fun and well produced. I tried watching the New Zealand one, but it pales in comparison. How sweet you were born during Coronation year, and it was such a big event when the Queen visited one's town. We went to see her in the 1954 tour of Australia, and in my later years had the thrill of standing right beside her at a Civic Reception when she was introduced to the next person. I have never seen such magnificent diamonds in a brooch in my life :)

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  6. Dear Patricia, I hope you are feeling better each day and will be soon back to your normal self. These viruses come out of nowhere and are so easily transmitted. Tim and I have had colds recently, but tested negative for Covid, and are feeling much better.
    I watched snippets of the Platinum Jubilee - such a tremendous celebration of a wonderful Queen who is an inspiration to us all. I also enjoyed seeing the fashions and thought Catherine was so very elegant, as was the Countess of Wessex. And Princess Anne does look chic and slim, too.
    Do take good care of yourself and feel better soon.

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    1. Dear Lorrie, thank you, hoping to be much better by the weekend. It really was a tremendous celebration, and I thought so beautifully organised, as only the British can do it. The royal ladies did the country proud with their stylish fashions. The Countess of Wessex has really come into her own these days, with beautiful outfits.

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  7. Elizabeth g. ArthurJune 7, 2022 at 9:49 PM

    Hi Patricia, I found your blog via Tamera Beardsley's blog (her latest post where you made a comment following mine and she mentioned your life in Brisbane). I also live in Brisbane in The Gap, my husband and I have lived here for 3.5 years now having moved from Bellingen in NSW. I am planning to get back into the blogging world again soon. I do hope you are well again very soon. Another co-incidence, my husband came down with a terrible bronchial thing with high temp. for two days 10 days ago (not covid) and is on the mend with antibiotics and steroid puffer. He has no idea where he got it, probably from a young person! Best wishes to you, Elizabeth.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, thank you for dropping by. I live not so far from you, and we pass through The Gap on our way to see the adorable grandchildren. If you look up to the TV towers on the mountain and wave, I will wave back from down the other side in amongst the trees and horses. I wonder if your husband had the same virus as me, which is apparently all around the suburbs. When you get back into blogging, I do hope you will let me know. I am sure to enjoy reading it. Best wishes, Patricia.

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    2. Elizabeth g. ArthurJune 8, 2022 at 12:09 AM

      Hi Patricia, I know where you are, it's all so beautiful around our beautiful home area, isn't it? Enjoy this sunshine, and stay warm. Elizabeth.

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    3. Thank you, it is the prettiest and best side of town :)

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  8. Dearest Patricia,
    So sorry to hear about your RSV because our lungs are very important and so much needed!
    King George died on my 1st Birthday...
    Queen Elizabeth was so beautiful and now Kate is the winner in looking elegant!
    I'm still in The Netherlands, was supposed to fly home on the 6th but the forced COVID test said I was positive... No symptoms but I'm in jail!
    Hoping to get me clearance letter on Thursday next week, have to travel one hour to a certified place. Then I can finally fly home to my 93–year old Pieter on the 17th.
    He did not want to fly anymore with all the stress related to it; considering his heart condition. But now I'm stuck!
    Stupid US COVID rules for us, returning 'home', and contrary to the OPEN BORDERS where criminals, drug traffickers, human traffickers and what not can just walk in... NO TEST—nothing.
    We live in a weird upside down world!
    Big hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Oh dear, Mariette, I am so sorry to hear you have been caught up in the Covid rules. I have read that some people have no symptoms and do not even know they have been exposed to Covid. Alas, travel these days has become so complicated, with different rules for different countries. And they seem to change on a regular basis. I do hope you get safely home on the 17th.

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  9. Got glimpses of the Jubilee of the Beautiful Queen. Just lovely.

    Just as your winter has arrived early and cold, our summer has arrived much too early and too HOT.

    Stay safe and hoping for better health for you.

    God Bless from Georgia USA

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    1. Hello in Georgia. Yes, the seasons have flipped right over and here we are freezing in 2 deg C this morning. Glad you enjoyed the Jubilee.

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  10. I'm so sorry that you are having respritory problems, and that your grandchildren had this as well. I do hope all will return to good health quickly. Yes, I watched bits and pieces of the Jubilee on tv when I was on my road trip. I enjoyed seeing all the fashions here, especially that gorgeous Pink color. I like the lemon dress and hat Kate is wearing also. It's a soft and pretty color, and she looks lovely.

    I hope your Winter is not too harsh this year, Patricia. Ours ended around May, and the Spring flowers and coming around and it's getting warmer. I hope the June days have been good to you so far.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri, fingers crossed I am better by the third week. It has been suggested we will have a harsh Winter but maybe it is just early. Sometimes Spring comes in August while other years August is the coldest month. We have to be prepared for anything.

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  11. Hi Trish! I sure hope you're feeling better!! Sending prayers for complete health and energy ahead. I loved what I was able to see of the Queen's Jubilee. I ADORED the little Paddington Bear moment of her. So sweet. I wish we dressed in the U.S. the way they do across the pond. I love the fashion too!! I'm planning the Europe trip so between life going's on with my visitors and with hospice work - that's most of my time these days. I hope you get in lots of lovely sewing time! I do love tending to my flowers every day too. They bring me lots of joy.
    Blessings. xoxo

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    1. Oh yes Carrie, thaat Paddington Bear was so sweet and I loved that the Queen has a bright spirit at 96 and enjoyed acting in her little play. Oh, I can't wait to see your Europe trip, wonderful. I also find it takes a lot of time to prepare for such trips, but is worth it. Hoping to get stitching a little in the next few days, and that the virus finally goes on its way. Blessings xoxo

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  12. https://pineconesandacorns.com/

    Patricia, while you are getting well, I thought you might enjoy my blog friend's post. Just scroll down to Weekend Meanderings.....All Things Jubilee. : )

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    1. Thank you Sheri. I did have a look and it was great fun. So many festive ideas and products, it must have been great to go to a street party for the occasion.

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  13. Get well soon, Trish! Lovely collection of photos as always. :)

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