The country is in mourning following the death of our Queen, and King Charles III is now our monarch.
The coming days and weeks will be a bustle of legality, tradition and ceremony as The Royal Family try to come to terms with their loss.
All my life, it has been The Queen as our Head of State. Leading politicians have passed away, but there has never been anything like this.
On a personal level, when my Mum died in 2018, she left a void that could never be filled. Like hundreds of thousands of others, not just in the UK, but worldwide, my thoughts are with The Royal Family. Their void is unimaginable.
It is the end of an era, and one very much in the public eye. May they be allowed the privilege to grieve.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
Sorry for the loss Di.
I’m genuinely surprised how I feel. I didn’t expect this…
It’s very strange Geoff…………
Well done, Di! RIP Your Majesty – a hard-earned rest for an amazing woman and and incredible history. From an admirer across the pond.
What is most wondrous is the double rainbow over Buckingham Palace shortly before the announcement of her passing. I love rainbows and find them magical, but this to me was a symbol of Her Majesty being reunited with her beloved Phillip.
The saddest part I believe for the rest of the world is all of the knowledge and experience she held are now gone too.
IMO she was an amazing woman who dedicated her entire life to duty.
I think there will always be people who don’t see the individual, they see the system. From all I know she was amazing.
Sadly, yes, but she was an Icon nonetheless and a constant in the UK. Now we have a new King, one who has some big shoes to fill.
Well said Pensivity. I agree, she has been a stable presence in our lives. Its going to take time to adjust.
A lot of change is on the cards.
Sorry for your loss. We’ll all miss her. Americans were pretty fond of her, too.
End of an era John. A lot of change coming about here.
Amen. I hope the press doesn’t act the way they did when Diana was killed.