First thing I've bought in a year–since the move–that I don't really need, but just waaaanted.
When I saw English Eccentrics Diamond Jubilee scarf–fuchsia and teal Union Jack, with the Queen's coat of arms framing her swan-necked coronation portrait–I fell hard. When I became a Canadian citizen, I took an oath of loyalty to her, not that she's taken me up on it. Could this be the moment?
The scarf is 24 inches square, good tucker size for spring. (Also available as a 35-inch square and in several other colourways.) Price, £85 plus extortionate shipping, but in this rare instance I was beyond caring.
Among contemporary images of the Queen, this is my favourite, by Canadian photographer Chris Levine.
|Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl|
What acquisition has been irresistible for you?