Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Red, white and blue.

It has been hard to escape the fact that the UK has been celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee this weekend. Just in case you have missed this fact it means that Queen Elizabeth II has now been reigning as Queen of the UK and the Commonwealth for 60 years. In order to mark this occasion there was a flotilla on the Thames, a concert outside Buckingham Palace, the usual religious bit at St Paul's followed by processions and balcony appearances.

I think like many things "British" it was celebrated with more gusto South of the border, but there have been varying degrees of bunting and Union Jacks on display up here too. I have quite enjoyed it mainly due to the fact that we, the people, were given an extra day off work. Four day weekend. God Bless the Queen.

Flying flags.

My M&M version.

In other news this weekend it was the Mater and Paters' birthdays (not televised by the BBC) so popped up for a visit. Mum and I had a lovely wee walk on the Sunday which certainly blew away any cobwebs as half of it was along the very windy edge of the North East coastline.

 At Sandend beach there are remnants of anti tank cubes and pillboxes from World War II. They may no longer be needed to keep our enemies at bay, but they seem to be doing an excellent job of stopping or at least slowing down coastal erosion.

Anti tank cubes.

View of Sandend and the Mater from the pillbox.

We also passed a few fields on our travels.

A Moo Coo.



Peace x

All photographs by Caroline Harvey.


Nick Schierloh said...

Nice cubes and pigs. They're called 'lardons' in France aren't they?

Caroline Harvey said...

Don't know they are Scottish pigs, so just called pigs!

Beth said...

Fab pics as usual! Love the moo coo and the pic of your mum. x

Caroline Harvey said...

Thanks Beth x