Wednesday, 1 March 2006

Pagentry

 ~  got a reminder yesterday about having to pick up my new specs today ~ so at last I am an organized person - no need for a PA or Minder ..

I have been reading journals to-day and still have a couple to read  which I will get back to.

Was reading "Wetdaysinwales" (link at the bottom) and it reminded me of something that happened a couple of years ago ~

I was on my Lunch Break and wandered into the City to the market place which is in front of City Hall ~ Crowds lined the streets four or five deep ~ and I wondered what was going on ~ a chappie told me the Queen and Prince Philip were visiting and at any moment they would be coming past us ~ I had a little shopping to do ~ but thought I couldn't miss this chance to see them.

So I stood and waited ~ time was moving on and if I wanted to do my shopping I would soon have to make a move and get back to work in time for Margaret to have her lunch hour.

I waitied another 10 minutes and decided I couldn't wait any longer ~ so quick as I could I did my shopping ~ and made my way down Exchange Street to St Andrews ~ feeling a bit disappointed I had missed seeing the Prince and the Queen.

As I stood at a pedestrian crossing waiting to cross the road ~ which was very quite for that time of day, but I figured that everyone was still waiting at the Market place.

Then round the corner came a cavalcade led by a Policeman on a motorcycle telling me to stand still and wait (the green light was on for me to cross the road) he was followed by some more motorcyles and The Queens car followed next.

I stood at the pedestrian crossing alone ~ looking over the otherside of the road were a couple of children ~ and as the car passed we got a beautiful wave from them both ~ sure I would not have seen so much if I had decided to wait on the market place ~~

 

 

 

 

http://journals.aol.co.uk/ow517/WetDaysinWales/

18 comments:

sdrogerson said...

That's nice...............;))

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  How nice for you to get to see the Queen at close quarters, and all because you had to get back to work!  I love your woodburner, it looks so cosy. :o)

Sandra xxxx

jeadie05 said...

Ilove your wood burner .....the piece of timber ,used for the mantle looks good too ,What a lovely story about the Queen and Prince Philip ,and a memory to treasure...........Jan xx

salemslot9 said...

cool :)
"Windsor Castle:A Royal Year"
is on tonight
PBS (regular tv)
8pm here in MI
I think that you're 5 hours ahead of me

jaymact1 said...

Have not seen the Queen for a long long time. Used to see the Queen Mum often when I lived in Dundee  she visited Lord Roberts Workshop  which was just across the road from where we lived when i was a child.

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Ally, oooh your woodburner looks so much cosier than boring old radiators !!! And to see the Queen, and have her wave to you, all on your lunch break !!!
Take Care, Love Debbie xx

http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

scaptainscreamer said...

Love the woodburner, we've got a 'real' fire too and have been lighting it lately as its been so cold..., but then it gets so hot we're all having to strip layers of our clothing off to cool down! x

oddb0dkins said...

I do hope 'Her Madge' was suitably impressed that you took the time to wave to her.  If not - off with her head!   ;O)
B. x

plieck30 said...

How exciting! It was just meant to be for you to see the Queen and Prince Philip that day. Paula

sdoscher458 said...

That was a nice outing..glad you got to see them and get a wave...Sandi

nedmoh said...

How lovely to see the Queen and to get a special wave.Your wood burner looks so cosy and warm I don't blame Nin having pride of place.....Jeanx

grahamfarmga said...

That sounds exciting!
Terrie

helloimkara said...

What a wonderful memory!  Sounds great...

Kara :)

ora4uk said...

Now that was just great....timing is everything...glad you were able to see the "grand couple"...Hugs from KY...Ora

ora4uk said...

PS....on a cold day...that would be my favorite place also....with a good book...a hot cup of tea (not a coffee drinker)...life is good LOLOL.....

mtrib2 said...

That is a wonderful story and having her wave at you was special.  Good photo of Nin.   mark

onemoretina said...

Isn't it amazing how things just seem to work out for us, sometimes?  So glad that you were able to catch a glimpse.  Would have been a shame if you had missed it.  Good for you, Ally !   Tina

happinessdreams said...

that is such a nice story, i guess when something is meant to happen it simply does.
elisa