I feel like the queen. I feel so much like the queen I’ve decided to wear my smart yellow two piece suit today. I have even pulled out my jewellery box (from under the bed) and taken out my royal pearl necklace and earrings and brooch. They go beautifully with my large yellow hat which is adorned with flowers. (I would put on a crown if I had one, but I don’t.) Now I mustn’t forget my handbag. Yes, it is nicely positioned over my arm. I am even wearing my gloves.
Now that I am looking exactly like a queen, I shall tell you why I’m feeling like one too.
Well, I feel spoilt with love and attention. I don't think even the queen could feel more special than I do right at this moment. You see, I received another wonderful comment in my in-box last night:
“Congratulations Your Majesty, I’m giving you more awards.”
No, no, that’s not what it said.
“Congratulations Sue, I’m giving you more awards.”
That’s better. Anabelle from the blog Written by the Finger of God stopped by and awarded me another Sunshine award, a Best Moment award and a Semper Fidelis award. Wow! All those awards in one email. Isn’t Anabelle very generous and kind? Aren’t I lucky? I'm feeling very humble. I feel like a humble queen.
I have to tell you another 10 things about myself in order to receive these awards. So that's what I'm going to do. I don’t think I’ll stand on my box this time. I might wobble if I did. You see, I have my royal heels on. I think I’ll be much more comfortable sitting on the best chair in our house. My back is straight. I’ve placed my feet together in a very ladylike manner. Yes, I'm very queen-like. I just need to find my posh voice. Here it is. Ten facts about me? Let’s go…
- I speak fluent French.
- I was educated at home by a governess..
- I’m an expert at playing the solitaire game called patience.
- I’ve been down a mine, a real working one.
- I love reading crime thrillers by PD James, Agatha Christie and Dick Francis.
- I’ve been to Jamaica 6 times.
- My husband has two pet names for me. He sometimes calls me ‘cabbage’ or ‘sausage’.
- I love dogs and own 5 corgis.
- I also love horses. My first pony was a Shetland pony called Peggy.
- I have sat for 129 portraits.
- I have 9 thrones.
Nine thrones? Wait a minute! Not so fast! I don’t own even one throne. If I did, I’d be sitting on it right at this moment. Those facts aren’t about me. I’ve been telling you all about Queen Elizabeth II.
I feel like the queen. I look like the queen. For a moment I even thought I was the queen. But I’m not. I’m just Sue. Should I go back and change all those facts. Nah! The queen is much more interesting than me. I shall let the facts stay.
I haven't obeyed the acceptance rules so I probably won't be allowed to keep any of these dazzling awards. But until someone shows up to take them off me, I shall put them somewhere safe. I think I'll store them away with all my treasures. I shall lock them up with my crown jewels.
Thank you Anabelle for making me smile. It's not a polite smile. It's nothing like the queen's. In fact I wouldn't call it a smile at all. It's more like an enormous Cheshire cat grin.