The toddler looked around the bank and smiled. “Acceleration,” she pronounced. Or at least that’s what it sounded like.

She was about two; wearing spotted wellingtons and an Alice band from which bobbed twin union flags in the shape of crowns. A child’s fascinator.

“What?” asked her parent.

“Celebration,” she said, rather more clearly, and in case she still wasn’t understood, waved her arms at the bunting draped across the walls.

14 thoughts on “Celebration

  1. I’m looking forward to my toddler arriving tomorrow. According to my daughter, his mother, he’s very excited about it all, but doesn’t quite know why.

    Gorgeous, is his favourite word at the moment.

    • 🙂 I saw one today at horse guards who was much more interested in the potential of this huge sandpit-like place that the Blues and Royals and the Lifeguards lined up on horseback for inspection.

  2. How wonderfully exciting her world must feel. I love looking through the eys of a child. That is what is on my CASA busniess cards. This was sich a simple but well told piece. I love the magic it emitted.

  3. Sweet little “vignette” – I should imagine all this “acceleration” (!) is quite wonderful for a 2-year old to behold. Love the blog banner with the two Jubilee celebrating pups. Too cute!

    Pam (and Sam)

  4. All this excitment that has been filling the British air bout the jubilee is so strange for me! As I already told you: I envy you, the British, being able to let your hair down for your ruler: Lucky you, Britsh people!
    And I love your doggy celebration banner!

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