I've been thinking regal thoughts these last couple of weeks, preparing myself for the tiara swap
Looking for inspiration I took out a large collection of my books on the Royal family. A collection that has amassed thanks to my late mother-in-law who had been following the family all her life and was a huge fan.
She loved the Queen and particularly the Queen Mother as we all did.
She kept alsorts of memorabilia and because she was a wren (they don't exist anymore) in the Royal Navy her path crossed with Royalty many times.I even had a brief encounter with her when as an 11 year old I went on a school trip with the our head mistress she was a nun (imagine Miss Marple in a nun outfit:)))) -
25 busy body girls in silly school hats and big white labels with our names on (we were so embarrassed). Off we went to London to see the crown jewels, talk to Beefeater's, and visit Earls Court to watch lots of pageantry, fancy riding and events including a gun run by the Navy, where upon 2 teams of healthy young men race each other and run with these huge canons over obstacles, lots of noise, sweat but no swearing .... ooo nooooo.
At the end of the show we were all lined up and the Queen Mother gave us an elegant smile and a delicate wave and off she went in her car. She was dressed in vivid pink and the photograph that I took just came out as a big blob of pink blur. I kept that photo of a pink blob for years telling everyone it was the Queen Mother ... ..
I could see her :)))))
Anyway back to thoughts of Tiara's
Well I have completed my Tiara now and tempting as it is I won't show it just yet but here is how my floor looks right now.
OK OK just a peek then.