The second great Elizabethan age....or so some commentators are calling it and who am I to disagree?
It staggers me to think that parts of this house date back to the first Elizabethan age...woah!
And so we are bedecked and ready to flag wave in celebration of a magnificent 60 year reign.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has reigned over this nation with great heart and unquestionable commitment for over half a century...A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
When she was crowned MIL was a little girl and she stitched this sampler...
I really love it...all those stitches...my favourite part are those Beefeaters.
Last night I managed to catch the end of a programme showing the original Coronation footage...wow...what an event...so moving, I hadn't really appreciated it before, she was such a young woman, all this stretching ahead of her. Tonight the BBC plans to show a programme made by Prince Charles as his tribute to his mother...family films never shown before, the clips look amazing.
Much memorabilia is produced of course and lots of it is rather dubious but this treasure, fished out of a skip by Mr.Lane when MIL was moving, is a wonderful thing. Made in 1977 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee by "Tims Telescopic Views".A marvelous pink sleeve featuring the Golden Coach, inside a cardboard telescopic view of the carriage procession down the Mall with Buckingham Palace in the distance.
Quite difficult to capture it as all concertinas out, my photos don't do it justice but you get the idea?
Once again I adore all the Grenadier Guards and the Cavalry.
The most brilliant commemorative product I have seen thus far is the limited edition Marmite jars, re-branded as Ma'amite and all decked out in a Union Jack!
Liberty has been busy opening a new store in Stratford which is chock full of British Brilliance too.
In her Majesty's Coronation broadcast she said....
" I thank you all from a full heart. God bless you all."
60 years on and I thank you from a full heart, what an incredible woman you are.