Tuesday, June 5, 2012
THE DIAMOND JUBILEE.....GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
Today is a wonderful day for all things British. It is Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. 60 years on the throne. A good reason to have a celebration.
It must be wonderful to be in England this week. All of the parties, souveniers and celebrations.
The pride I feel for my British heritage today is just bursting at the seams.
I was raised by my wonderful grandparents. My grandmother was British and my grandfather was Norwegian. My great, great, great grandmother had the honour of being one of Queen Victoria's many Ladies in Waiting. My great Grandmother, who I adored and was fortunate enough to have with me until I was 19, was very British.
It is from her that I got my love for British tea, scones, the Union Jack and of course, our Queen. In Canada while I was in school, we stood for God Save The Queen every morning. I was so proud. The do not do that anymore because it is not apparently "politically incorrect".
Well, today is not a day for politics it is a day for celebrating. I am breaking out my Brown Betty Tea pot, the only tea pot that makes a descent cup of tea, and having scones with fresh jam and clotted cream.
I will be raising my cup to Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second . Great job on 60 years Ma'am. And.........
Images from PINTEREST.
Oh, and one last thing. I visited GREEN WITCH WITH SPRINKLES today and she let everyone know about an amazing book giveaway. The lovely Victoria at TORIZWORLD has published a beautiful book called WITCHLET. She is giving away 3 copies so pop on over to enter.