Sixty Wonderful Years!

It’s a bit late in the week for celebrations, but some of you will, like me, have been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Monday.  My housemates and I went down to the pub and toasted HRH (indeed, I stood up and sang the National Anthem, but quite quietly.)

And today I went to Boswell’s in Oxford and bought this:

Here’s to another sixty years!  Well, probably not, but I’m hoping she makes the 75th Jubilee.  Or at least chalks up another four years and becomes our longest reigning monarch.

I don’t want to turn my blog into a political arena, with republicans and monarchists sniping at each other, but I also knew that some of you would share my love for, and huge admiration of, the Queen – and the rest of you might be amused by how this 26 year old decides to spend his money…

13 thoughts on “Sixty Wonderful Years!

  • February 10, 2012 at 1:13 am
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    Hi Simon

    I join you in wishing the Queen many more years.
    I have tremendous respect for her.

    Helen xx

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    • February 10, 2012 at 10:03 am
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      It would be very difficult not to, I think, Helen. Long may she live!

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  • February 10, 2012 at 3:37 am
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    I love the mug! I'm with you on wanting her to make it at least another 4 years and be the longest reigning monarch — anything after that is gravy, as my grandmother would say.

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    • February 10, 2012 at 10:03 am
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      I also bought a Royal Wedding teatowel – they had them at half-price :)

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  • February 10, 2012 at 7:50 am
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    I'm amazed how much she looks like the Queen Mother on this mug. Maybe she will live as long as her mother?

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    • February 10, 2012 at 10:04 am
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      It is uncanny, isn't it? She'll make her 75th if she lives as long as her mother, won't she?

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  • February 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm
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    I have my eye on the shopping bag. God Bless Her Maj. & here's to her 75th :)

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  • February 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm
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    Ooh! My long-suffering husband is bound for London tonight so I just jumped up and added a Jubilee teacup to his list (hope there is a reasonably priced option). If Queen Elizabeth has her mother's genes she will be with us a good while yet, long may she reign.

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    • February 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm
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      Ha! I can only imagine what size bag you're expecting him to bring back… I assume Jubilee products will be everywhere in London, but then again, most people seemed to ignore the Jubilee – holding out for the bank holiday in June.

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  • February 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm
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    Hope you bought this week's Country Life magazine, Simon. (The one dated February 1.)

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  • February 11, 2012 at 12:39 am
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    Good for you, Simon. I think the Queen is wonderful, & we could all learn a lot from her if we were willing to do so. I'm sure you will have read the lovely tribute to her from Mrs Kevin from Canada on Dovegrey Reader's blog – it says exactly what I feel.

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