dear diary >> a sad, sad day

I am still in shock at the news today about our dear Queen – it is an historic moment and my heart goes out to her family. I was born in 1954 two years after Elizabeth became Queen so she is all I have ever known and it is somehow like losing a granny. She is the same age as my mum who was married in the same year and my older brother was born in the same year as Prince Charles.

I really wish King Charles well – it will be a challenge to step into his mother’s shoes. I wonder what lies ahead with a new monarch and new prime minister in the same week – only time will tell – but there is a feeling life will not be quite the same without our Queen – just as she pledged all those years ago she has served us well and she will be remebered for many things including her lovely comic pieces with James Bond and Paddington.

God Bless dear lady and rest in peace, your duty is done.