Mrs Daffodil Takes a Holiday

1908 eagle at tea fourth of july

The American Eagle enjoying a nice cup of tea in celebration of Independence Day.

Mrs Daffodil wishes her American readers the happiest of holiday week-ends, despite pursing her lips dubiously over the wisdom of the Colony’s choice in declaring its Independence from the Crown, particularly with the upcoming elections. If voters in the States will be guided by Mrs Daffodil, they would do well to cast a write-in vote for HRH Prince Harry as Royal Governor. One feels certain that with a formal apology from the White House, the Crown would be only too pleased to restore the Colonies to the benevolent embrace of the Empire.

In any event, Mrs Daffodil will be taking a brief holiday while the Family is off at Wimbledon and will return Wednesday next. She wishes her readers a safe and relaxing holiday week-end.

To beguile the leisure moments, readers might enjoy these posts about patriotic tableaux in Washington, or the haunted Statue of Liberty, or a special Fourth of July toast.

Mrs Daffodil invites you to join her on the curiously named “Face-book,” where you will find a feast of fashion hints, fads and fancies, and historical anecdotes

You may read about a sentimental succubus, a vengeful seamstress’s ghost, Victorian mourning gone horribly wrong, and, of course, Mrs Daffodil’s efficient tidying up after a distasteful decapitation in A Spot of Bother: Four Macabre Tales.



2 thoughts on “Mrs Daffodil Takes a Holiday

  1. ourfrenchoasis

    So one has to ask, whilst the family are enjoying strawberries and cream in the rain at Wimbledon, how will you be spending the holiday weekend. Relaxing in the shade of an umbrella from a hot midday sun with a glass of bubbles in your hand?


    1. chriswoodyard Post author

      Mrs Daffodil is principally a creature of the Indoors. While rain (as well as strawberries and cream) may be taken as read during the Wimbledon fortnight, she does not feel that the pleasures of watching the contest in person (Royal-box-spotting; scrutinizing the wardrobes of WAGs and minor Royals; speculating on the Duchess of Cambridge’s fertility…) outweigh its disadvantages (costly food-stalls, sing-alongs during rain intervals, Andy Murray). The Hall has excellent television service so that one may enjoy the sport from the comfort of one’s armchair, possibly with a selection of Belgian chocolates. Mrs Daffodil’s holiday pleasures arise chiefly from the absence of high-spirited footmen and a well-meaning, but accident-prone Tweeny.
      With all good wishes for a pleasant week-end,
      Mrs Daffodil



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