29/06/2011

The one where....

I had tea at The Palace......

Warning - photo heavy post !!!
Won't chat too much - sadly we weren't allowed to take photos inside the gardens.I must just say though that I was actually about 5 feet away from The Queen so it is probably the closest I will ever get to her. I would so have loved to take a photo but I didn't want to get thrown out !! Prince Phillip was there too and the Count and Countess of Wessex (Edward and Sophie) and the Duke and Duchess of  Gloucester and the Duke of York.
Here are a few memories from the day.....
ready for the offf in the garden...

On the way -past Marble Arch
Lots of these driving around

Here we are, uh-oh look at all those people...



As Dad can't walk very far he has a disabled badge and we were lucky to get parked right by the Palace and only had to walk across the road - and we went straight in too...
I would have loved to have shared photos of the lovely tea we had, there were cups of tea with little tiny bridge rolls and tiny cucumber sandwiches, tiny scones, ginger cakes - victoria sponge and many other tiny nibbles.
The weather thankfully was sunny all the time. The brass bands played during the afternoon as we wandered around the beautiful gardens -it was hard to believe that we were in the middle of London  and was truly something to remember and I am so glad that Dad enjoyed it too.

11 comments:

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh how lovely! You and your dad look so cute together, Denise. I'm so happy that you two had this opportunity. It must have been so amazing...truly something you'll never forget! ♥

Sandra said...

Oh what an amazing day. You both look like the cats that got the cream ..... Oh how wonderful. You look fabulous

scrappyjacky said...

What a memorable day....and you both look wonderful.

debs14 said...

I'm so happy that you had such a lovely day. Your dad totally deserves to be honoured for all he does. You look like you got some good photos before you went in, shame you couldn't have smuggled the camera into the palace gardens, but it would have been embarrassing to have been thrown out ;-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow - what an awesome memory you have created today! You look absolutely spectacular.
Rinda

Hilary J said...

Sounds like a wonderful day - a memory to treasure for always.

Louise said...

Oh how lucky to have memories of such a special days, fab photos...look forward to seeing a layout...or two xx

Sian said...

I'm so glad I got my commenting facility back this afternoon so that I could say -wow! it sounds wonderful. And you both looked very smart indeed.

Alison said...

What great memories you will have...photos or not! Your dad looks really smart and I love your outfit!
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

Great photos & glad that you had a lovely sunny time. Looking forward to you preserving those memories in a page too!
You look fabulous too - lovely outfit, beautifully accessorised!

furrypig said...

what a fantastic day and so many amazing memories and the rest of us will probably never have that opportunity, so glad you made the most of it and enjoyed the occasion xxx