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Friday, May 13, 2011

Princess Beatrice's Hat to Be Auctioned - AWOB

I have been AWOB....Absent Without Blogging for a few days with more to come! My DH and I took the ferry from Bainbridge Island to Seattle

spent the night and then caught the Amtrak Cascades train to Vancouver, BC Canada where we are visiting friends for a week.

Which was so much better than flying the short distance. We had seats on the water side, a beautiful views of the coastline as we traveled. Very restful...plus a bistro car & free wifi...although my laptop hates wifi.

We are in Richmond, bt Steveston Village. A lovely area.

Now the fun news I found in the local paper.
Remember Princess Beatrice's hat from Prince William and Catherine's wedding? It was variously called the pretzel, antlers of thge UFO antenna to name a few and spawned blogs and acres of print.  Well Buckingham Palace announced today that it will be auctioned on ebay to raice funds for a UNICEF charity with an opening bid of $8,000. Any bidders???

to read more, visit:
Prince Beatrice's hat auction

I will be out of computer range at a friends rural cabin overlooking the Inside Passage in Sechelt, BC over the next week, so won't be able to post much...unless I get to a place my laptop likes.
Talk to you soon


  1. Do you suppose this was the plan all along? Hope you have a wonderful trip!

  2. I love the Sunshine coast and am green with envy. We have stayed in Sechelt a few time...we have dear friends who live in Powell River BC. Enjoy your time in such a beautiful part of the world.


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