Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Spud on Sunday Part LXXVIII


Spud is pretty laidback  about the Queens Diamond Jubilee

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Actually, this has been the only way we could get him to pose for this Diamond Jubilee post; the silk handkerchief  is rather special and dates back to the coronation if not earlier. I’d had in mind a shot of Spud sat on the sofa, watching the splendid (but wet) Royal Pageant on the Thames. It was not to be, he got far too giddy and emotional*… as did others.

(It was the  sight of  the ‘War Horse Puppet’ on top of the National Theatre that did it, what is it about War Horse that gets me sooooo emotional,  I refused to go and see it at the cinema as just the synopsis made me weep,  so Mr Uphilldowndale ordered the video to watch in the privacy of home, and the sight of the video case chokes me up! Pass the tissues… viewing is scheduled for tomorrow evening.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday Part LXXVIII

  1. Ah, “War Horse.” I, too, would see the puppet on TV and get choked up. Maybe it’s because we know a beautiful, innocent, helpless being is about to be caught up in a maelstrom beyond its control; maybe it’s because we know we, collectively, are that horse. (I watched the movie and didn’t cry, but keep the tissues handy)…

  2. Spud’s take on being a Regal Beagle 🙂 What a lovely silk handkerchief.

  3. Spud and me both. I’m afraid I fell asleep whilst watching the river pageant too. I expect it would have been much more exciting to watch from the river bank. Exciting, but cold. I hope Her Majesty doesn’t come down with pnuemonia after standing in that weather. It was bad enough at our street party; I felt frozen.

  4. My daughter watched most of it from the river bank and found parts of it quite exciting. Moderate rapture.

  5. So was I pretty laidback. Have you read the book? I hope that you enjoy the film but I’m sure that the tissues will be needed. xx

  6. Spud, you never fail to make me smile. I confess to missing much of the weekend’s goings-on in London, through a combnation of working and gardening (the sun was out, which is rare enough in these parts that I try to make the most of it!) but managed to catch up with the highlights thanks to Sky.

  7. Spud looks fit for a King…or perhaps a Queen 🙂

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