Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Happy Birthday, Ma'am.

From Trevor Towner Studio Designs, a thimble commemorating the 80th Birthday of HM The Queen of England. Available in 9K and 18K (prices available upon request). Her actual birthday was April 21st, but they celebrated it June 17th. They always celebrate it sometime in June, apparently because the weather is better. I have also heard that on New Years' Eve, they (the Windsor folks) turn the clocks ahead so they can celebrate early and go to bed when they feel like it. Anyone who chooses can do the same, but I think it misses the point.
Anyway, I know it's neither April nor June, but since she's not particular about observing the exact date: Happy Birthday!

Perhaps the best way to observe Her Majesty's 80th year--surely she already has a smoothie blender--is to purchase a lovely memento of the her family boat. One can purchase this "Fine Bone China Thimble With Britannia Logo" for only £3.95 , or get it FREE with any purchase over £50, at The Royal Yacht Britannia Official Gift Shop. Of course, all proceeds go to The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, which supports the long-term maintenance of the ship.
Hurry! They're having a special 50% off sale on their Charles & Camilla Wedding Thimble (now £2.00).

1 comment:

R2K said...

: )