Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Monday 16 June 2008 - Queen Sofia of Spain visits Eccleshall

Queen Sofia of Spain visits Eccleshall - A Right Royal Occasion!?

Well, almost.

Mother, who lives in Eccleshall, was wandering the streets of Rhodes a few days ago when she was taken aback by the presence of lots of security men.

‘What’s the crack?’ she asked.

‘We’re just minding Queen Sofia of Spain’ they answered.

‘Ha’ said mother ‘I know you’re joking….!’

However, she remained curious, and after a short while a familiar visage appeared from a shop, and faced her.

‘Good morning’ said the lady, cheerily, ‘and where are you from?’

‘Good morning, Queen Sofia’ said mother, who can instantly recognise any Royal personage from quite some distance, ‘I’m from England’.

‘Well I do hope you have a most enjoyable holiday’, said the Queen.

It had made mother’s day, so today, as I passed through Eccleshall, I reintroduced her to this most amenable of Royal personages.

The observant amongst you might even spot that Queen Sofia appears to have taken part in this year’s TGO Challenge walk across Scotland. We didn’t see her, but she was rumoured to have spent one evening massaging Denis Pidgeon’s feet!

Back in Cheshire
A farmer was working hard to bale his hay, which must be lovely and dry after all the fine weather we’ve had.

The hedgerows are filled with the white flowers of the bramble this week – hopefully a sure sign of a rich crop of blackberries in a couple of months’ time.

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