Tag: Queen Elizabeth II

This is the Platinum Pudding 2022 Copyright: BBC
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

This is the Platinum Pudding 2022

Remember the platinum pudding competition launched by the department store Fortnum & Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch to celebrate the 70th Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom a few months ago? Amazingly there were more than 5,000 entries by people in the age of 8 to 108, and I can imagine […]

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Barbie Queen Copyright: Mattel
Media & Co, Memorabilia

Barbie Queen

Like many girls, I used to love to play with dolls. As the Barbie dolls were somewhat expensive, my sister and I usually got cheaper, similar dolls like the rival doll Sindy. Of course we longed for a real Barbie! If I had the space at home, the newest Barbie might well soon have entered […]

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The platinum pudding competition
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

The platinum pudding competition

On 10 January the platinum pudding competition was launched by the department store Fortnum & Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch. Open to all UK residents aged 8 and over (not connected with the competition, no qualified professionals), they were looking for a dessert dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II, who on 6 February will be […]

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The Toy Zone – The Queen meets Barbie TheToyZone
Media & Co, Memorabilia

The Toy Zone – The Queen meets Barbie

Like most girls I loved to play with dolls when I was young. I had a big doll, later a baby doll, of course Barbies (or rather the cheaper version Sindy) and also smaller ballerina dolls. Furthermore my sister and I were big fans of paper dolls. Nothing more fun than creating clothes ourselves. Girls […]

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Balmoral – The Scottish Home of the Queen
Castles, Travel

Balmoral – The Scottish Home of the Queen

In the coming days Queen Elizabeth II is being expected at Balmoral Castle. Balmoral Castle is one of the two personal and private residences of the British Royal Family (the other being Sandringham). The castle is located in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. While Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh is the official residence of the family in […]

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The latest additions to my royal collection
Blog & Me, My Collection

The latest additions to my royal collection

There is a huge problem with collecting something royal: you will always find more items that you would like to have. Although I am running out of space, I have just added a few nice unresistable things. A few years ago the book, “De Oranjes. Een uitgeBREIde geschiedenis” (The Oranges. A knitted history) by Fiona […]

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Film review – The Queen’s Corgi
Film & TV, Media & Co

Film review – The Queen’s Corgi

As soon as I saw the trailer in October 2018 I knew I had to see “The Queen’s Corgi”, a Belgian animated adventure film releasedt his year. This children’s film is produced by the Belgian company nWave Pictures, directed by Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot, and written by John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling. This […]

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