All in all it has been a rather good year to be British; with the Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee and of course the Olympics too! Even though it pains me to say it (brace yourself Tupney), I actually did warm to the London Olympics in the end and, AND (oh this is hard for me to say) I’ll even go as far as saying that I'm glad that I did indeed watch some of it! (Don’t faint all- I’m still not converted on the whole exercise thing. I did enough of that at school and I’m quite content with doing a minimal amount of prancing about when required- preferably on a beach!)
My only nod to the Olympics- a silly photo of me in my Woman’s League of Health and Beauty outfit. Don’t say it, I know- yes I’m the epitome of both :P… The woman’s league of not so healthy and not quite a beauty, that is!
It goes without saying that the Jubilee was the main highlight for me…. Who can forget the Coronation Crackers series eh?! Ahem, well, for that I’m truly sorry! I enjoyed myself at any rate and just think I get to do it alllllllll over again next/this year! (wink, wink, the coronation was in 53!). Again, don’t tell me, I know, you can hardly wait….No?
A small display that I was asked to put on for the Jubilee Celebrations.
Another highlight was to get the chance to see the Bomber Command Memorial in
. I’m still rather miffed that I wasn’t invited to the grand
unveiling, but I’m thankful for the chance to see it all the same. Naturally I
would have preferred the little homage to be just me and the boys, but one
can’t have everything I suppose…. Blooming tourists! London
Annoying amount of people in the background… still, it’s nice to see people appreciating it.
I never got around to writing about my trip to London but more photos of my trip can be found on FB here and here!
2012 also saw old Tuppo getting to show her wares (hehe) at the
Black Country Living Museum. I can’t even
begin to tell you how much this opportunity meant to me. I was a bag of nerves
in the weeks running up to the 40’s night I can tell you, and I’m extremely
grateful that all the hours of sorting paid off. Ok there was room for
improvement on my part, there always is, but until I get to show my collection
off in my own prefab/living history museum then the BCLM night will always be
Part of my display at BCLM and one of me after we had packed up the car- ready for bed!
I've just realised I never did the next part of my write up- ah well, can't remember what I was going to write now. So the first bit will have to suffice!
And if all this excitement wasn’t enough, back in September my Aunt got married. Now, what a joyous occasion that was. Not only did I get to share such a wonderful day with the happy couple in the most beautiful of surroundings, I also got the chance to wear not one, but two outfits. Yes I was the only one to wear a hat (fascinators are NOT hats) and yes I was the only one to change for the evening. Well I wasn’t going to let such an important event pass me by without making the most of the posh surroundings (remember I stayed in the Turret) and my equally wonderful wardrobe (even if I do say so myself)! Oh it was just like being in an episode of the Monarch of the Glen,… well, just without all the silly capers and of course I didn’t marry the young laird of Glenbogle!
At the moment I can’t think of anything else that has happened which isn’t all gloom (naturally our year wasn’t without the lows). So, I shall leave you with a set of my favourite snaps from this year.
hehe funny aren't they! I like being reminded of the lovely sunny feeling I had when I took these, rather than the images themselves!
Oh and I have yet to show my chrimbly pressies (and boy did Santa deliver some real crackers) - I will try and get up to speed with that shortly. So expect to hear from me in the coming week ....
I guess its time for me to wish you all, dear friends, a very Happy New Year and here's hoping its filled with the most joyous moments for you and your loved ones.
Let's raise a toast to a cracking 2013 eh! (clink!)
P.S it's all very Christmas day speech, isn't it. I feel like the Queen.... next year YouTube?!!!!