Monday, 30 April 2012
Our World Tuesday, Dutch Traditions, Queen's Day
Today the Queen celebrates her birthday, although her real birthday is on 31st January. She had chosen this day, because it was her mother's birthday and 31st January is not a day fit for outdoor activities. Queen Beatrix always visits two towns on Queen's Day. Today was a very special day, as the Royal Family was not complete. The Queen's second son is in a hospital in London due to the serious ski accident he was involved in at the beginning of this year.
She is an admirable lady, for she joined the festivities as ever and spoke with many people. In the end she thanked everybody saying that she was grateful for the day, but that it was sad that some members of her family couldn't be here.
Here in my village we had a market, but I stayed at home watching the TV. I had a friend visiting. She brought delicious cakes with orange coloured icing on top, so we had a nice cup of coffee.
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Sorry for the poor quality of the photos