Cards For Men
Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely l-o-n-g Bank Holiday weekend. And some fab celebrations too!
Did you have a party? Or did you enjoy watching it all on television? 'Twas television for me. Des was working the entire weekend ... the hotel guests wanted to celebrate of course. And Des needed to be there.
So I spent my time between my garden, when the sun was shining, planting up the rest of my salads and herbs, which are now ALL in, and the beach. And I watched everything on television when it rained. I enjoyed watching the flotilla on the Thames. I thought it was great. And I love all the pageantry. I thought the fireworks at the end of the concert were fabulous too! But I think it was most fabulous seeing such a LOT of people having such a great time.
I watched W.E too - the film Madonna made recently about King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. I thought it was a really good film, telling the story of the greatest romance of the 20th Century from Mrs Simpson / the Duchess of Windsor's point of view. And I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'm neither an ardent Royalist nor a Republican. I like the system we Brits have. And a post-Cromwell Monarchy-on-our-terms is part of that. I think it works for us. And I personally take the view that the conspiracy between certain members of the Government and the Church, determined to rid the 'country' (themselves) of a socialist King Edward, would have manifested itself in a very short reign regardless of who he wanted to be his Queen. I think Wallis Simpson simply become a scapegoat for that. And I think it was all very sad. But the story, and the reasons, are of course, now consigned entirely to history.
But regardless of all that, Queen Elizabeth and her father both stepped in to serve their country as Monarchs when neither of them were particularly prepared, nor destined to do it. And for them both to have done it so well, and for her to have done so for such a long time - well, I think it's quite an achievement. I think she's a Queen we can all be very proud of.
And this weekend has made me feel very proud to be British : )
Anyway ... it's going to be Father's Day soon. And I have some wonderful cards for men to share with you today, all first published in 'Creative Cardmaking' last spring.
By Vicky ...
... and Terrie.
Lovely to see them again isn't it?