I wasn't able to make it to England for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. It would have been nice to see the flotilla on the Thames, but I did get to see a bit of it on TV. What was priceless was seeing the Queen smile as she waved to her subjects, and all those people waving the Union Jack. Everybody looked happy.
I collect royal family memorabilia, and have since I was a teenager. It's not that easy to come by around here. I'm going to Canada later this year, and hoped I could get a couple of pieces while there. Of course, by then the Jubilee would be old news, and maybe they wouldn't have any mugs or cups in stock.
But then ... NOT to worry! My aunt Michele sent me a beautiful Diamond Jubilee mug. Don't you just love it? And, even better, it arrived during the Jubilee.
As it turns out, Amazon has a slew of Diamond Jubilee souvenirs, but nothing as nice as my mug. And even better, mine was a gift from the heart.
Thank you, Michele!