Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Little Beefeater in the Forest

In late 2008 some work and a wedding took us to London, where we did lots of fun things as well as work, and we did one cliched tourist thing, which was visit the Tower of London on Remembrance Day. It was quite memorable to stand in the cold for that minute of silence at 11 am with crows cawing overhead, and all the tourists (except some confused ones), standing still whilst the guard blew the Last Post.

In the overpriced shop we bought two costumes for our children, a Knight of St George for my daughter and a Beefeater for little P. When I say costume I really mean T-shirt material with a pattern printed on but they look pretty good.  I am a big fan of costumes and dress ups for children and sometimes the simple kitsch things are the best. 

Here is a little beefeater wandering in our garden.  He doesn't have a bearskin hat but he does have a sword to go with the running and the screams of 'I'm Ironman - kill kill' (disclaimer - he did not get that phrase from me).

Apologies for the sporadicism of my posts. I am battling a night time cough, a semi cold, and gastro. And both children are sick.  And I have lots to do.   But still I think I might pop my son into his costume tonight and we can both have a laugh about the funny beefeater people.



 

16 comments:

brismod said...

What an adorable beefeater he makes!! He is really cute. I hope you all feel better soon.

Lee said...

Dear Jane, I do hope you and your family get well soon. Your little beefeater looks simply adorable! Lee :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Jane
That is one cute little Beefeater!! It must have been a special moment witnessing the minutes silence in such a historic place.. I always get all goosebumpy.. last year at work I happened to be looking out the window at a navy destroyer in Darling Harbour during that moments silence.. it was a strange moment..

Well I hope you and the family feel better soon... The change in weather is causing havoc up this way too... I'm sure little beefeater will bring a smile to your face this evening.. xxx Julie

Jacqueline said...

Dear Jane,
We are in London A LOT and, I never fail to be over-awed by the Tower of London. So much has happened in there and such macarbe things too. I'm so annoyed that Traitors Gate has had to be bricked up because of terrorism. I actually think that it is one of the most expensive little areas in London. I think an ice cream is 10 times as much as one you would buy round the corner so, I can imagine the Beefeaters costume was a small fortune. I think the investment in said costume was well worth it. He looks great and can obviously incorporate his super heroes with his Tower of London duties !! XXXX

Jg. for FatScribe said...

wow! your "pithy" comment on FatScribe was the fastest ever after a post! funny how we both have boys, are in legal, and use "pithy" for our comments/remarks! boys are great!! ... okay, girls aren't so bad either ;)

Amanda said...

The little beefeater looks very cute. I love dressups too - we have an old trunk full of costume drama! Hope you're feeling better soon Jane. xx

Susie said...

Oh Jane, Jane, Jane!!!! I updated my internet browser and at long last I can read your blog!!! I'm coming back to catch up on all that I've missed...I have left you messages on other blogs and hoped you would get them - sorry for the long absence! Very best wishes x

mise said...

It seems so important to them to be someone else. Mine love dress-ups too. You son looks great as a beefeater, ever so cute. I hope you're all better soon; it sounds a bit of a struggle at yours just now. And I love your confused tourists.

maggie's garden said...

What a sweetie. Adorable child. Just look at those beautiful golden locks.

Do hope you are all on the mend soon.

xoxo

Laura [What I Like] said...

That is a pretty adorable photo, hope you feel better soon, I miss your posts!

Ange said...

Yup - just bought a Ben 10 ALIEN FORCE costume for Pokemon and a 'medieval knight' one for my godson. Funny - I'm sure you've been teaching my son the SAME sentence ... :D Get well soon! Went through that not long ago.

Emma said...

Oh he is just lovely! (Good thing we can't hear the dialogue!) Hope that you all feel better soon. Emma

Engracia said...

Jane, I hope you are all feeling better very soon, I so Know what you are going through illness seems to have settled in my house over the past few weeks. So annoying.
Your little boy is so divine. Cut photo.
Engracia
xx

Tina said...

What a cutie Jane!! Love the little costume, we have many many costumes in our house (mainly all pink with fairy wings attached!). Hope you are feeling better soon ~ Tina x

C.T. said...

I have awarded you on my blog, XXX, C.

Debra said...

This little Beefeater is so precious. I do hope that you and your little ones are feeling better and I wish you a great weekend. Thank you for stopping in and leaving your sweet comment-do visit often. Now I'm off to read some of your older posts!

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