I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m wholeheartedly looking forward to this year, and the celebrations for the
Queens diamond jubilee. (I already have ideas for an outfit and I might even force the family into having a tea party!)
This year also sees the centenary of the Titanic sinkingL, and also sees the staging of the….. (deep breath, keep calm Tupney!)….the London Olympics. There I’ve said it! I don’t want to bother with the overrated and over anticipated (by many but not me- obviously!) 2012 Olympics- I wont be watching it, and on this blog you will hear no more of it! The only way you would get me watching it is if they had a special event for eyebrow twitching or nose wiggling, which I may add, my sister would most certainly win gold in as she is a master nose wiggler! Anyway, I’m rambling and veering totally off course!
So my deary-do’s, back to the diamond jubilee....
I have quite the dinky collection of all sorts to do with the ’53 coronation and really do enjoy finding them. So because of this, and the significance of the year, I thought (yes, I was thinking!) for the run up to the lovely-jubbly Jubilee I would share some of my coronation treasures in a weekly post. I initially thought I would have to show and tell some other bits and bobs from the ’37 coronation too, but having a quick nosey in my diary it looks to be only 22 weeks away, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty…. She says!?
So here goes... week one!
(also a Christmas pressie!)
A Carr’s biscuit tin in rather spiffy condition!
My, what a handsome pair they make!
|Close up of the sides...|
|The inside and what came with the tin.... just look at the lovely red|
original paper stuff!
(cannot for the life of me remember what its called!)