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Six months ago at Epworth Hospital, Richmond

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It’s now over six months since I was discharged from Epworth Hospital, Richmond (an inner suburb to the east of Melbourne) on 23 December 2013, just before Christmas Eve.  I had been in hospital since 12 November of which the first two weeks or so were spent in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  Being in the ICU had a profound effect …

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Visit to my GP

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On Monday, 11 November 2013, I made my half yearly appointment to see my GP for prescription renewals and a general checkup. Normally in November I fast before the visit to have blood taken for general testing. But this year I didn’t fast because I felt little bit concerned about more specific health matters. On Monday I made note of …

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My Coronation posts

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Last year when the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated, I noticed that some people thought it was the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, so I decided then that, all well, I’d make a post this year about the Coronation on its 60th anniversary. I didn’t begin work on it until 1st June 2013, the eve of the anniversary, and I …

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 1953 – The Diamond Jubilee

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Today, Tuesday, 4th June 2013, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a service at Westminster Abbey to commemorate the anniversary of the Coronation 60 years ago.  The service was held not on the actual anniversary date because it fell on Sunday this year.   Twenty Members of the Royal Family attended the service today, including prince Charles who was …

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 1953 – Looking back

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Many years later the following documentary was recorded about the Coronation with commentary, interviews and footage that provide background to the ceremony, the planning, and people involved in various aspects of it.   I find it very interesting and at times quite entertaining. Last year, Prince Charles made the following documentary in tribute to his mother’s Diamond Jubilee. Originally, in …

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 1953 – The Day

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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place 60 years ago today.  I had looked forward to it for about a year after reading about the history and traditions, in The Illustrated London News special issues and weekly editions, in Mum’s copies of The Australian Women’s Weekly (and it was weekly in those days) and in newspapers and in newsreels at …