Monday, 23 April 2018

A New Royal Baby.

Welcome to a new royal baby - born on St. George's Day - a very appropriate day - and so near to his Great Grandmama's birthday, everyone will remember his day with ease.

I hope he has had sun to greet him in London.  The sun keeps making an appearance up here only to disappear behind a cloud shortly afterwards.   There is a chill wind blowing and all semblance of Spring is a thing of the past.   I have to report that I am just jolly cold.

The blackbirds don't seem to be feeling the cold (how do they adapt I wonder) and each time I open the front door at least one is singing.   Some pairs have broods and here both parents are scavenging in lawns and gardens for food for their offspring.
This pleases me as they are really good at locating and digging up leather-jacket larva - good protein for those babies and one less Daddy Long Legs for me to contend with.   Creepy crawlies and I don't go together I am afraid.


Sandi said...

Congrats on your new Royal! :)

I hope they name him someth8ng unexpected. A name just for him, not from the list of royal names before him.

donna baker said...

What great news! I can't wait to see the family pictures. How special for the Queen at this time in her life. We got to see a little of her birthday celebration and may she have many more. Spring retreated this weekend here, but I'll be doing garden chores today.

jinxxxygirl said...

Congratulations Pat on your new royal baby!! Creepy crawlies have their place in my book.. and thats NOT in my house.. As long as they are outside then i'm fine.. :) Hugs! deb

Marion said...

How precious...a tiny, royal heartbeat, all brand new! I wish Princess Diana had lived to see her gorgeous grandchildren... I still recall the shock I felt that Sunday when I opened my newspaper and read those huge headlines that Diana was dead. It broke my heart. Her sons seem like good, loving, kind men. I know she'd be proud of them.

angryparsnip said...

awwwwww such nice news. A tiny baby is always wonderful news. Made me smile when I read the headlines today.
It sounds like spring has finally come to your area.

cheers, parsnip

Rachel Phillips said...

Happy day for William and Kate.

Sue said...

It's wonderful news isn't it, another new baby Royal.

Heather said...

A lovely time of year to be born. Congratulations to the Royal parents. They won't be able to call him George as his brother already has that name.
Spring is definitely here, even though I was glad of a light coat today. I have a fly in my living room which avoids all attempts to persuade it to leave, have seen several bees and a couple of butterflies.

Derek Faulkner said...

I went to write what I actually felt about yet one more royal baby but then deleted it. Just to say I'm not a royalist.

Bonnie said...

I was so happy when I heard that the new prince has been born. Congratulations to all on this new blessing!

Gwil W said...

My daughter had a baby yesterday, the 22nd. He's 4th line to my throne!
Not be St. Georges Day but Earth Day.

Jules said...

It's lovely to hear of some good news for once. X

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek says he is not a Royalist. Nor am I but I like to hear of new life whoever it is. Made me smile that they were out of hospital within seven hours of the birth.
when I think to the old days!!

Cro Magnon said...

I suppose I am a Royalist. I have always accepted that there is a figurehead Queen, and I also accept that her son will follow on and become a figurehead King. I can't really see what people have against it.

Frances said...

Didn't she do well ..... only a 5 hour labour! (My guess for a name is James)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I read this morning that there will be gun salutes for the new baby today. Just the thing you want when your one day old!

The Weaver of Grass said...

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Shammickite said...

Very nice to have a new baby prince in the Royal family, but I felt sorry for Kate having to get her hair and makeup done and put on a new dress and heels just to show the baby off to the world. I bet she felt more like plopping down on the sofa with a nice cup of tea. I certainly didn't look as galmorous as that a few hours after giving birth.

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diana said...

I hope you are well..No posts since Monday.

Rachel Phillips said...


Heather said...

You have gone very quiet Pat. I do hope all is well for you.

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