First of all, I just want to update everyone on my personal news.
As you know I had plans to go to Hobart for the doll show this weekend. I was really looking forward to my first trip away from home since moving here nearly three years ago. However, it was not to be. Earlier this week my cat Polly developed what looked like a limp and quickly developed into an inability to walk on her back legs at all. The vets here are all understaffed and I wasn’t able to get her into our local vet until next week so started calling around to find one who could take her sooner. Yesterday I took her to the vet at Penguin, a nearby town where she ended up having to stay the night to have some tests done. Naturally that meant that I could not go on my trip. I hope to be bringing Polly home later today. Here is a recent photo of Polly.
Now to today’s other news. Like many other British people all over the world I’ve never known any monarch but Queen Elizabeth II. She had already been Queen for five years when I was born. Late last night I became aware that she was ill and the media were saying that her family were all going to Scotland to see her so I felt it was serious. I sat up until nearly 3:30am our time reading the live news feed before finally concluding I’d better get some sleep. I was fairly sure that I’d read of her death when I woke up and that’s what happened.
I know that not all our readers are British or even monarchists but I thought that in honour of our late Queen I’d share a post I wrote about the Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret paper dolls a few years ago. You can read it here.
Finally, my two “Princess” dolls, Princess Elizabeth, a celluloid doll by Palitoy and Little Princess (Anne) by Pedigree.