I was away again this weekend, a belated birthday celebration with the family so I missed all the celebrations in London for the Queen's official birthday.
Knowing I would be away I went into London a week ago to watch the rehearsal for the Trooping of the colour. All the flags were out on The Mall.
I spotted the drivers of the carriages having a break and a cup of tea.
Met Tommy, a Chelsea Pensioner, who is a mere 95 yrs old. We were chatting for ages as we waited for the guards to return along the Mall.
Then the military bands came marching passed