Wednesday, 30 April 2008

A burst of orange

A vibrant display of orange as a mark of solidarity to friends from The Netherlands who, today, have been celebrating Queen's Day.

Today is a national holiday with street fairs, markets and festivities throughout Holland. Everyone joins in and community celebration is the order of the day. The colour orange is to be seen everywhere: wigs, outsize crowns, t-shirts - and so on.

Queen Beatrix will have visited one or two towns to join in the fun.

How splendid if we were to follow the example of our Dutch friends and introduce a Queen's Day over here....

An occasion when placing the apostrophe correctly could make all the difference....

3 comments:

barrie k said...

Dear Mr. Gnome,
Here in the other Commonwealth (of Massachusetts) we so appreciate your waggishness. Of course you know that in this neck of the woods we will celebrate the day regardless of the position of the apostrophe.
Regards from your fans here and in Maine (the State of) as well!

Mr Gnome said...

How kind!

: - )

Marco said...

dear Gnome,
Thanks for your tribute to the land of the orange....I am touched!! Maybe your day should be called (union) Jack's day....out you get, in the bright light!
M from H....