Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday 19th May

Tis the day of the Wedding, enough said, 10 people have been shot in Texas in a school, 106 people have died because of a plane crash in Cuba, the news carries good and bad tidings.  Well I won't watch all of the wedding, my daughter is coming this morning for a start, there is a honeysuckle to be planted and french beans to set out but everyone seems excited about the forthcoming nuptials.

Charles is to accompany the bride down the aisle, did you know that he writes very well, some of his essays.  He is part of 'the firm' - the royal family which we host, at great expense, in this country, they repay us by putting on great national royal events and I just love gold carriages and beautiful horses.
They are our historic treasures, well perhaps not the horses, and deserve an outing every so often, the tiaras, crowns and jewellery and of course the Royal family.
There is so much of historic value in this country from buildings, furniture, paintings and antiques. Archaeology uncovers the prehistory of the past, then there are the beautiful artefacts of Saxon,  and Scandinavian origin we should be overwhelmed by such creativity, humbled by such art work. 
So on this day I wish the young couple all the best in their young lives, the marriage of an American girl to a Prince - who said fairy tales don't exist!

Many years ago
These photo arrive on my F/B account every so often, the children love looking back on their young selves.  From the left Ben, going to college now, two evening jobs at restaurants in Todmorden. Next Tom, the oldest, working in advertising/copyright.  His proud mum sent me his latest plug in the Independent. Next comes me, still haven't had my hair cut. Little Lillie grins with her ice cream, she has been on some adventures with the cubs (think they are amalgamated with the guides) getting lost on the moors.  In front Matilda/Flossie/Bouddica, always strongly opinionated but very clever. Then my daughter Karen, mother to these four, hard working for her family whom she adores.

8 years ago

8 years ago

8 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the pictures of you and your family. Time goes by so quickly and it is always especially noticed in pictures we take.

    I watched the wedding and it was lovely. The British do things very well and I love how they incorporated both cultures in the ceremony.

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    1. Think the wedding went off very well, large crowds all happy , the horses and their riders kept in pace and the young couple very happy.

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  2. My grands are now turning into young teens and that is hard for adapting by me. They do not need or want my advice, they do stop long enough to listen to my praise.

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    1. I think our grandchildren see the world from a very different perspective than us; they live through their phones and tablets.

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  3. I caught just the last 5 minutes of the wedding but managed some highlights on the news later. I wish them well - they look so in love. I'll take my hat off to her mum, because she managed to keep the proud mama tears at bay!

    What a lovely photo of you and your daughter and her family.

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    1. Photos always makes me a bit weepy ;) The wedding dress was so simple, and 10 little bridesmaids and boys, and that long train, an accident waiting to happen! But it went off beautifully - two very happy people.

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  4. The bride's mum looked a bit weepy I thought but managed to maintain her dignity.
    Ah well, photos - we are all eight years older now. Time flies.

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  5. Yep, time certainly does fly ;)

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