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To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, The Queen, I have dug out some favourite flags from Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897. I have been collecting antique flags since I was a teenager. These are now rare things, as they were inexpensively...
For all of our lives, The Queen has been a constant. Her example of public service and quiet dignity has been an example to the nation and beyond. As we celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, let us pause among the bunting and the cup cakes to give thanks for...
This year I’ll be popping along to the Chelsea Flower Show. It’s one of my favourite events. The hard work and creativity of the exhibitors is always so impressive and makes my tiny plot of suburban chaos suffer a serious inferiority complex. We’ve ‘pruned’...
 
Weddings are upon us. In droves. All those delayed nuptials from the dark days of Covid mean we have diaries groaning with church, register office and country house.