today i gave of my TIME
this is Camilla Parker Bowles
she's married to the man who will be our next King. one day.
their visit to Wellington included a Waterfront Walk, for which i volunteered to help MARSHALL
(i held a rope). it was heavy. good for the biceps i told myself
grab a vest
hold the rope
the volunteers started off at one end of the waterfront (where i was lucky enough to talk to and shake the hand of Camilla), and once they'd passed, we doubled back and ran further along the parade route to help the other volunteers.
that's where i got to shake Prince Charles' hand
then we double backed again to where it was getting really busy to help the other volunteers and hold that damned rope!
Prince Charles walked past me - looked me in the eye, and said "are you just moving along the line?"
i said "yes i am!"
good spotting Charles.
SO! Prince Charles is 64 years old today
New Zealanders who share his birthday went into a lottery to win a place at a birthday party in wellington with Prince Charles
this lady didn't make the party, but she DID get a card
AAAAAAND she got to SHOW him the card and chat with him
"Oh! is that what they sent?" he asked her. she was chuffed!
when the parade was over, i saw this lady again and she lamented that while she got to speak to him, she didn't get any photos.
I DID i said! being in possession of a 'smart phone', i was able to email her the photos right there on the spot.
#2 for the day
volunteer sue signing off
in other news. we had a partial (76%) solar eclipse today
great day for it
the local astrological society set this up in town so we could see it without being blinded
very nice of them don't you think?
it was almost done in this shot
pretty cool tho