Truthful Tuesday: 25 April

It is just a couple of weeks until the coronation of King Charles III and so Di has asked:

Will you be tuning in to the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6th?

I wasn’t born when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned but I would love to have been able to hop into the TARDIS with The Doctor and Rose to see it, although I could have done without the creepy television sets. What I mean is it was a piece of history, a joyful occasion and full of colour and pageantry.

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King Charles Coronation looks as if it will be a different kind of affair. In 1953 Britain was still suffering from the aftermath of WWII. Rationing was still in force. I think that the Coronation marked the beginning of brighter times. This time around Britain is not in a good place, they are suffering from the after effects of Brexit, an unstable government and a cost of living crisis. I don’t know if a Royal event will cheer them up the way that it used to. Just the same it is still history being made and there will be colour and pageantry and if I was over there I’d probably watch it. At one time I’d probably consider being there in person but nowadays I have less tolerance for crowds.

A friend and I were discussing yesterday whether we would watch the Coronation on TV. Of course Australia is in a different time zone so it will be night here. That doesn’t worry me. I never go to bed early. I don’t have free to air TV though so I am not even sure if I can watch it live unless it is being streamed. I’ll have to find out. If it is I will probably watch at least some of it. I would like to see the the processions. I’m not really so keen on seeing the actual service because I am not religious but of course I want to see the actual crowning of the King. I didn’t watch the Queen’s funeral which was shown live on TV as was Prince Phillip’s but I chose not to because they were such sad events. I am hoping that the Coronation will be more uplifting viewing.

I am still British and still a monarchist even though I have lived in Australia for most of my life and consider it my home. Australia will probably become a republic one day and I think that day is probably closer now. I always hoped that it wouldn’t be until after the Queen was gone. I don’t know what will happen in Britain it’s a very different country from what it was in 1953.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. I was born in 1956, so The Queen is all I’ve known. I had a great respect for her and Charles has a very hard act to follow. The UK is a mess. Our government have no concept of the number of people struggling to make ends meet, and I agree with you that the Coronation will probably not cheer people up when they think of the cost while they are struggling to pay their bills, mortgages, and feed their families.
    Thanks for joining in Vanda.

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    • I think that is why Charles has scaled it down a bit. I’ve also read that there is some thought that younger people today don’t have the attention span to watch a 3-4 hour procession and service. It is sad that the UK is in such a mess. I definitely think that we were lucky that mum wanted to bring us to Australia in the 60s.


      • If Hubby and I could have emigrated to NZ twenty years ago, we would have. But we had a lot against us………. not enough money and no qualifications for the jobs we did, even though we had the experience. We’re too old now and still don’t have enough money.

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      • I don’t know about New Zealand, which would be my first choice if I were ever to emigrate, but it is a lot harder to enter Australia as a migrant now than in the 60s when the policy was “Populate or perish.”

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