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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

June 10, 2006

Our gracious Queen

celebrating the Queen's birthday this long weekend. I guess you could say that I am a royalist and proud of it! I can't see the point in changing something that isn't broke. I do think she is sweet!! I like Charles as I can relate to him quite alot - I love the fact that he talks to his plants. None of them can help the life that they were born into at all, exactly the same as all of us - we do the best we can with what knowledge and understanding we have. It is easy to sit back and judge others when we aren't in the thick of things. no-one in the world has all the answers.
I remember proudly singing God Save the Queen as a little girl in school, standing up very straight and feeling this overwhelming pride in my country. Can we say we do that these days?

I am thinking of having a simply scrumptious afternoon tea tomorrow afternoon - maybe a victorian sponge complete with fresh strawberries and cream - tea made in my vintage silver teapot - served in all my fine vintage china! It is fun to make believe sometimes, don't you think?

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and Glorious,
Long to reign over us;
God save the Queen!


Blogger Alice said...

Did you see the program on TV where Rolf Harris was painting a portrait of the Queen? It was very interesting and showed that the Queen has quite a dry sense of humour. She really is an incredible lady, who has dealt with a great deal of angst in her life. Yes, I'm a big fan of the Queen, too, so I hope you have a lovely afternoon tea for her, even though it's not her actual birthday.

3:06 pm  
Blogger firstborn said...

hi ms*robyn!

thank u for your email! u r so sweet & generous to offer support...

& i like what you have posted here on daily parcels! it's too cool! & i like your new blog too! you have every right to say how you feel on your very own blog!

i think i'm becoming a fan...so i'll be linking your blogs to mine...so that i can visit often...{smile}

& oh yes, have a cuppa tea for me in honor of HRH!

:) mary ann

12:11 am  
Blogger gena said...

Love the photo Robyn! hope you have a delightful afternoon tea! I am a big fan of the Royals,I think we would do badly without them,I have read lots of books about the Royal family,past and present,they are sometimes very funny! I once read (in a very reliable royal correspondants book)that the queen mothers house was largely staffed by gay men,on one occassion,the Queen ,Queen Mother and Princess Margaret and a guest were waiting for their ritual after dinner gin and tonics,the guest made a comment on the staff,to which the Queen Mother alledgedly retorted " Oh we have very good staff! infact there are more Queens downstairs than there are up here!" Isnt that fantastic! she had a great sense of fun!

2:46 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hear, Hear...so say all of us...etc. etc. Well said Ms Robyn! I don't like labelling myself as anything in particular, so I don't call myself a Royalist, but like you I grew up being proud to be part of the British Commonwealth, and having the Queen as our Head of State has never presented any problems to me. And I also have a lot of time for Charles. I think he has been very hard done by over the years, by the press and sometimes his own family. As for that tart he was first married to...nuff said. I adore Camilla!! My kind of gal!

2:40 pm  
Blogger Garden girl said...

robyn did you see the show last night about the Queen on the abc? it was great and I really enjoyed it especially the footage never seen before in public of her family. I have seen the queen in real life back home when I lived in the UK.

12:03 pm  
Blogger Miss Eagle said...

Oh, Ms Robyn. I'm a republican, likewise my sister. My mother used to wonder where she got us from. She used to say that her toe-nails were Union Jacks. But you see Ms Robyn I was educated in the Irish-Catholic tradition. Every morning we used to march into school to the tune of "God Save Ireland Say the Heroes" and was taught by Irish nuns who had actually seen the dreadful Black & Tans. Let's just say that I could never understand Australians who called England "Home".

7:05 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

I find it sad that most people from dear old Blighty couldn't tell you when the Queen's birthday is. DH and I and all the Poms we've met her find it extremely weird that Australia gets a holiday and celebrates the Queens' bday when no-one at home could really care less. But then my view on the UK is probably (almost certainly) tainted now, by the life here...

8:34 pm  
Blogger mrspao said...

Is that cup and saucer Duchess violets? If it is, I have the same china as you :)

10:37 pm  
Blogger Anil P said...

Talking to plants - that reminds me of Kishore Kumar that legendary Indian singer who said much the same thing.

3:27 am  

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