Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Queens Diamond Jubilee

Had to buy the Union Jack cushion when we were over in England

Queen Elizabeth, is celebrating, 60 years on the throne. Looking back over the  six decades as  Monarch, she must have  experienced enormous social change.
 Over the next four days, millions of people will gather to watch this take place, with the parades and to celebrate with street parties and picnic lunches.  I always love watching the pomp and pageantry that takes place with a Royal event like this.

The photos we took outside Buckingham Palace

Traude is having a fabulous blog giveaway, she is generously giving away an Audrey Hepburn box.
As we all love Audrey, why don't you go across for a visit and meet the lovely Traude and her wonderful blog and enter the drawer.

We have a long weekend here in NZ, it is Queens birthday weekend and Monday is a holiday.

Hope that you are enjoying the weekend



  1. Hi Carolyn, I do hope it stops raining for all the festivities. I see people are camping out for great spots. So my wish is for you all to have a wonderful 4 days, and sunny days.

  2. OH DEAR, the queen's beautiful hat and suit are in MY COLOR!!!!!!! What a glorious ceremony this must have been! See you next week my dearest! Anita

  3. Thank you beautiful one! I cannot wait to see all that you have to share!!! BISES, Anita

  4. What a great it is floats day in beautiful...i watch the tv later this from me...happy you in Paris...x

  5. So beautiful pillow, and a fine memory from your journey.
    Wish you a happy sunday and a nice new week.

  6. Blessings my sweet friend.
    My Grandson was born.

    Come visit my blog if you can.

    Love Jeanne the proud Grandmother♥

  7. What a grand celebration!!! Can you imagine the changes she's seen in 60 years! I think about that with my dad who is 97!

    I hope you've been enjoying your weekend!

    Ahhhhh, back to work tomorrow . . .


  8. Carolyn ,I just watched the boats parade ,-amazing , and too bad it was such a rainy weather- but fantastic anyway!
    It is many,many years since I was in London, but I still remember driwing over the Tower Bridge in one of the old blach caps with a stylish taxi driver :)
    Hugs to you, dear.

  9. I LOVE all the pomp and pageantry! Kinda wish we had a queen....

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend and a beautiful winter season ahead!


  10. Carolyn
    What a wonderful celebration. You know, I didn't really know about the Queen until I saw the movie about her. It was very interesting. I am looking forward to Anita's Paris link party, and I will come over and browse at your lovely post as well. Now, I am headed over to your friend's blog, as I love Audrey too.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. Dear Carolyn,

    Such a lovely post and yes, I too was pondering the changes our Queen must have observed over the past six decades. I recall her silver jublilee in 1977; I was eight years old and I can remember parts of that summer day so vividly. Our primary school had had mugs printed to celebrate this historical day. Where has all that time gone?

    Warm thoughts to you dear Carolyn.


  12. Dearest Carolyn,

    Have a lovely 'short' week.
    Sending you lots of love and sunshine,


  13. Such style! Yes, I am sure she's seen lots of change over the years. I guess you just have to go with it :) The Queen is chic in her own way and I love the color of her suit!


  14. Dear Carolyn,
    yes, it is a great weekend for the Queen! We watched the boats-parade in TV yesterday!
    Have a happy happy holiday and a great week!
    Love and hugs,

  15. Such a fabulous event and occasion!
    Love the queen's hat!


  16. I've been having such fun watching all the events surrounding the jubilee, Carolyn. The hats alone are divine!! I wish we wore more hats here...every time I visit London, I buy a hat! :)

  17. Hi Carolyn! It's been such a treat to be able to follow the celebrations via BBC. Enjoy your holiday weekend and thank you for sharing. I LOVE the cushion! xo – g

  18. It would have been so interesting to have been in her shoes! Love that pillow!

    love, Kristin :)

  19. Cheers to the queen!! What a great post!! Love all the ceremony, so fun to see!!! Happy day, dear friend!

  20. Dear Carolyn!
    A great celebration!

  21. Sounds amazing - wish I was there to experience it!

  22. Hi Carolyn! Nice to meet you! Do you live in New Zeland? So far? I think that it is fascinating to know people who live in other parts of the world!
    Kisses from Italy!

  23. Hello Carolyn,

    I seen the ceremony on tv, it was spectacular!
    I went to London many times, but love the memories of your journey!

  24. I hope you are enjoying these days
    I saw the parade in the tv and it was a pity that the rain did´nt let all the exhibitions
    I loved the flower arrange in the boat of the Royal family

  25. It's been so exciting to watch all of the festivities! Just finished watching some of the concert. What a lovely event :) xoxo

  26. Hi Carolyn
    Oh yes, I watched a TV special about the Queen the other night.. I truly enjoyed it.. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post..
    Hope to see you at Anitas Paris party. Bebe will also be there.
    Thank you so much for your visit. I am so happy you enjoyed.

  27. Dearest Carolyn, I always enjoy seeing what you share with us. The picture of the Queen in the turquoise hat and matching outfit are lovely on her. Like this color!

    A delightful time in the Queen's life and in history. The celebrations would be something to see in person and be a part of this great time.
    God bless the Queen!

  28. I must admit that I haven't seen any photo's or films of the Jubilee celebrations yet, but I can imagine it must have been one great party!!

    I will pop over to Traude.

    Have a lovely day!

    Madelief x

  29. She's an example of of elegance and grace. I congratulate the Queen and wish her many more years. Nice post Carolyn.

  30. Dearest Carolyn,

    Back again to wish you a Happy Birthday! And don't you share this day with someone special too?
    Lots of love and best wishes for the new year ahead.

  31. Dear Carolyn
    Thank you very much for your beautiful post! Thank you also for the nice comment on my blog.
    I wish you a happy week and send you a lot of greetings from Switzerland. Hugs Yvonne

  32. Hi Carolyn,
    Sounds like a fun few days of celebration...a royal happy birthday to The Queen. Oh, and I just love your pillow. Wishing you a beautiful day my sweet friend.

    Much Love,

  33. Hello my dear Carolyn,

    I hope you enjoyed the queens-weekend! My mother is nearly as old as Elizabeth II (born 7th June 1926 - so her birthday is today :o) but we celebrate it in 2 weeks cause we have some more birthdays to celebrate ;o))
    I also want to say thank you for making advertising for my giveaway!!!
    Sending warm hugs to you!

    PS: Your pillow is beutiful!!!

  34. Carolyn,
    How lucky to be in London for the Queens Jubilee. Your pictures are wonderful. We watched some of the ceremonies on television. They certainly were wonderful.

  35. i came looking for paris, but learning that you are in a different time zone, i guess i will have to wait. i've enjoyed your jubilee though :)
    will return soon xx

  36. Bonjour Carolyn,
    I am hoping to see you at Anita's Paris party soon! Thank you so much for coming to French at Heart last week. I have had computer issues, but hope that they are all behind me now.
    I do so love the Queen! Wish we had one here!!


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Thank you so much for visiting Draffin Bears.
It always makes me happy to read your comments
and I look forward to visiting you.

Carolyn xx