Monday, 11 June 2012

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Yes, I know the Jubilee party is over but I was happily down in Devon when the party was on and away from my computer.  In fact we only got back last night but I didn’t want to let the occasion pass without a couple of memories being saved.


What could be a more fitting tribute than a portrait of the Queen? My little grandson, Charlie, painted this portrait of the Queen at Nursery School.  I think it’s really good considering he’s only just four and his teacher assured me he did it all by himself!  Can you see that Her Majesty is complete with a glittery tiara?


The school held a Jubilee Celebration in the stiflingly hot school hall.  Parents/grandparents etc. were invited and it was a sight to behold, all those little Union Flags being waved like crazy high above excited little heads.

On Grandparent’s Day, which was in the week running up to the Jubilee, Charlie’s Nursery class gave all the grandparents a preview of them singing “the Queen’s song”.  It was very, very sweet!

IMG_0958Mobile phone photo

My younger daughter and her husband are both serving police officers and as such were awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.  Now that’s something to save for posterity.

I totally enjoyed all the pomp and ceremony that was on show.  I think it’s something we Brits do well.  I don’t like to think too much about the cost etc. but a little bit of light relief now and then can’t be a bad thing can it?

I’m trying to put another Devon post together so hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with that.



Victoria said...

I've just text Caroline to compliment her on Charlie's painting skills, for a 4 yr old that is a wonderful interpretation of the Queen! Love his proud Aunty Vic xxx

Debbie said...

I have to start with a comment on your GS's painting. It is SERIOUSLY good!! He even had the nose thing down, and he's only 4? It kind of looks a bit like how Picasso might have painted the Queen. In fact, it's better.

I loved watching as much as I could of your wonderful celebration. I think she is and has always been an absolutely beautiful woman.

When I was younger, I thought her sister Margaret was the prettier of the two, as I've gotten old and look back on old portraits, I think it was the Queen. Just plain beautiful!

Congratulations to your wonderful country for such a milestone.

Anita Johnson said...

I love your grandson's portrait of the Queen, how fun!