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Again, again, I’m having to begin a posting by assuring you all I’ve not died since I last wrote. This is one of the maddening things about being 120 (soon to be 121). 874 more words


Searching for the Royals at Kensington Palace

My ten year old is obsessed with the Royal Family. It started when he was three and asked for a royal birthday party with a cake in the shape of a king’s head. 1,471 more words

Family Travel

Victoria (2): Das Kensington System

“I was brought up very simple – never had a room to myself till I was nearly grown up – always slept in my Mother’s room till I came to the Throne.” …

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Choking Edge, Pong Road, Hong Kong

Of the many deviant practices of the Orient, none can compare to ‘the choking’ festival which is celebrated in Hong Kong’s fishing district Choking Edge on Pong Road. 424 more words

Cunard Line

via Wikipedia


Cunard Line is a British-American cruise line based at Carnival House in Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc since 2005. 4,306 more words

Cruise Ship Information

Monday 25th May 1846

“Paid rent today for first time. Richard Latham is clerk in private office as successor to Edward Heskett. Her Majesty Queen Victoria safely delivered of a princess at five minutes before 3 o’clock this afternoon at Buckingham Palace.

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Queen Victoria

Franz Xaver Winterhalter  Oil  1843

Today we celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria, who was born this day in 1819.  Sorry to the folks in Canada and Scotland that celebrated on Monday as a bank holiday.  558 more words