Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 5 Sept 2017 - T for the queen's guards and a castle

Good morning all!

We are still in the UK. Since  last week we have moved from the north of the country to the south, namely Windsor (near London) where queen Elizabeth has a residence in the form of Windsor Castle, and also one of our children lives there with his family (not far from the queen, how cool is that!).

As we come here every year, we have visited the castle several times and did not go there this time.
This is the castle with tourists waiting outside (to see the guards):

 We did however see the changing of the guards. The queen has her own guards, but the barracks is two streets away from the castle. Here they come out of the barracks:

So the changing of the guards is spectacular as they have to walk two blocks. They close the streets to all traffic at 11 am.
Then there is a band preceding the guards:

Then the guards walk past with their bear skin hats and polished boots:

We enjoyed watching it.

Our daughter -in-law is a good cook. We had a lovely meal:
 Chicken with potato wedges.
And some Portughese wine. Yum! 

This wine is perfect to 'share' at Elizabeth and Bluebeard's T-party. By all means join us with any blogpost with a drink in it.

I hope you enjoyed our visit to Windsor,
See you all next week,
Have a good week,


  1. I have been to Windsor and it is a fascinating place. I did not see the changing of the guard though. It looks cool. nd that dinner looks delicious too. Hope you are enjoying your visit. And happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  2. I Loved the visit to Windsor! thanks for sharing all the photos-and how neat is that to live near the castle? the food looks delicious
    too Happy T Day

  3. Glad you are enjoying your stay in England, Windsor is a lovely place. My Dad was born there. The food looks gorgeous, too. Thanks for sharing the photos, I do miss England. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  4. What a perfectly lovely post. You must be having a wonderful time with your family in England. The changing of the guards is a wonderful event. I've seen others posting it on their blogs, but none of the photos were as good as yours. Looks like you were on the first row and got some excellent photos. I had no idea they closed the road, but loved the photo, which also showed the little boy with an old fashioned "scooter." So different from what we see in the states.

    Your DIL's meal looks wonderful. And the wine added a touch of ambiance, too. So glad you are having fun eating and drinking your way through England and are sharing these memories and drinks with us for T this and each Tuesday.

  5. it´s been more than 40 years that i was at Windsor, in my School days... nice to fresh my memories up! great pics!
    and i wish for a d.i.l. like you have:) the meal Looks so yummy!
    happy t-day!

  6. Even though I live in the UK I've only been to Windsor once. Your photos were wonderful.
    Your DIL's meal looked delicious, it must have been a lovely visit for you all.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  7. What a wonderful time you must be having travelling and visiting
    your family 😁. I have many happy memories of visiting Windsor and I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Queen there when she was in residence. Your meal and wine looks delicious - have fun and Happy T Day! J 😊

  8. I've never been to England so I've only seen the changing of the guard when the event has been televised. Never knew the guard wasn't housed at the castle or that streets had to be closed for them. Your DIL sets a beautiful table and her dish looks delicious.

  9. Enjoyed wandering around Windsor with you. The Guards always look so handsome. Nice to have a daughter in law who is a good cook!

  10. what a wonderful vacation you're having, and it looks like the weather is cooperating too! I saw the castle and changing of the guards years ago. I love England. Thanks for sharing your lovely dinner and wine too. Happy T day!

  11. Lisca i envy you all the traveling.. While stationed in Germany for 3 years we did not make it to England and now i wish we had.. Thanks so much for sharing... Big Hugs! deb

  12. What a ceremony! Your photos are great!

    I love the varied chair patterns at the table. Such a fun way to add individuality to the table seating. The food looks delicious :)

    Happy T Tuesday

  13. Yes, I did enjoy your visit to Windsor, Lisca. The changing of the guard ceremony is very impressive. The dinner looks wonderful. It's very nice that you get to see your son and daughter-in-law once a year.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  14. What a fabulous visit to Windsor! I haven't been since I was in my teens! The changing of the guard must have been exciting to watch! That dinner looks wonderful! Happy T Day Chrisx