Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Today's 9/9 and the Queen, if she makes it till tea-time, will be the UK's longest reigning monarch.
She's residing up here in Scotland at the moment, whilst this morning she is to officially open the refurbished railway line between the Borders and Edinburgh. She is due to travel on the Union of South Africa steam train, number 60009, which was withdrawn from British railways service on 01/6/66.
At the same time in Scotland, the Aviva bicycle tour of Britain is due to leave Holyrood for Blyth, again travelling down the borders. Holyrood is the site of the Queen's Park and Royal Palace and sits in the shadow of extinct volcano, Arthur's Seat and allegedly became intimate with royalty way back when King David had a close encounter with a stag and "God". The plug of the volcano forms the rocky base for Stone of Destiny holding Edinburgh Castle and it's franchised ice cream van, registration WMS 666 T
Here @ newspaceman, we are interested in these modern day "processions" and their potential "energy", for example there was the Olympic Torch relay day 34, where we symbolically doubled back into Scotland the previous night to commence the 121 (11x11) mile long route at freemasonic icon and poet, Robert Burns' statue. Coincidentally, it was the Summer solstice and Prince William's 30th birthday. (Fruit for Thought)
It appears from the BBC live report page that H.M. is running slightly late, her helicopter is buzzing over Holyrood at 11.01, no doubt for some sort of synchronised 11.11 entrance. In fact, as I write, the page has updated to confirm she arrived at Edinburgh's Waverley Station at exactly 11.11. Remarkable.
Note, it's exactly 88 days since Kate McCann led another cycle trip from Holyrood - Changelings