RIP Queen Elizabeth II

What a day for the people of Britain and the world!

I was born in the United Kingdom 51 years ago and have always known the Queen to be the monarch of this country. My mother was only 4 years old when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned and she’s now 72! This goes for the great majority of people around the world. So when she passed away 10 days ago, it was the end of an era that has been felt by many; me included.

I’m not a Royalist, yet I have respect for a lady that has lived for such a long time, and devoted decades of service to the country.

I feel that many people need a figure head to look up to, and the Queen filled a void for them in this respect.

The funeral procession today, the pipers, the music and the organisation and emotion have been heartfelt and moving. I thought the way the Royal Navy pulled the gun carriage along was very emotional, and fulfilled a tradition which began with the funeral of Queen Victoria. The bagpipes playing as the Queen’s coffin continued along the route was very moving. It was sad and so well done.

Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II

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  • Unwanted Life

    I’m not fussed about royal family either. But the Queen did play a key roll in keeping the Commonwealth of Nations alive. I wonder in that institution will survive. I wonder if the monarchy will survive too

    • Pip

      I really feel that there is no need for a monarchy today, however, they are very much admired so the chances of the institution remaining seem pretty secure. But who knows..?

  • M.L. James

    Hey Pip,
    What you wrote about the Queen’s funeral was lovely. When she died, I thought about you and wondered what you thought about it all. Now I know. I’m glad you’re blogging again. I’ve been up to my eyeballs trying to get things done around here and my blog has sat silently waiting for me to write something– anything. Fingers crossed, I’ll have something new on Tuesday. That’s the plan, anyway. If not Tuesday, then Wednesday. I’m shooting for Tuesday, though. I got a message from you from October 1. My daughter and I tried to figure out how to contact you and I thought, well, I’ll just go to your blog and leave a comment on the first post I see. I’m so bad at social media. Sorry about that. I aim to get better. Also, I’m writing a book. Every once in a while, I go on your blog just to see the watercolors you’ve done. You are so talented! If you’d like to be FB friends, I’d love that. Do you send me a friend request or do I send you one? If I do, is there an address for me to find you? Am I asking a stupid question? Well, you don’t have to answer that unless you feel compelled. Either way, I hope you’re doing well. I’d love to catch up. If you want to contact me and leave me any info you don’t want publicly posted, you can shoot me an email at As soon as I get it, I’ll answer and we can figure out FB, Instagram and whatever else! Hugs, Mona

    • Pip

      Hey Mona. Thank you so much for your message. I’ve been the same as you to be fair and haven’t written a post for a long time. Writing a book sounds amazing. I really haven’t got the patience for it, but admire you for the undertaking.I had my account hacked and I’m planning to open another fb account for pipstips. I’ll get it up and running in a few days, and send you a friend request and then we can catch up. I’ve noticed you’ve been writing some posts recently and they are great to read. Hugs to you too and I’ll be in touch shortly Hugs Pip

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