Gold £2 Coin 1995 End of WW2 Obverse

Forgot to Add Another Title

Blood test this morning. I found a parking space, as the new Number Plate Recognition System stops staff parking in the visitor spaces. It took two attempts to fill the tube and that was that. I had my results four hours later. INR was too low, dose was increased and an appointment fixed for next week. I was, I admit, disappointed as I’d expected it to be better.

Six hours later I had another call. First there was an apology, then a promise of an investigation, and finally, my proper results.  INR is in the zone, dosage is the same and the appointment is in three weeks. That is more like it.

I’d better address the big news of the day, which is the death of the Queen. I’ve never known any other head of state and until recently thought she would probably see me out. Unfortunately she has not been well lately and by continuing to work, probably shortened what little time she had left. I’m sorry to see her die, although I’m not a great royalist, and my thoughts are with her family, though they don’t know me and my sympathy doesn’t count for much.

I seem to have pressed the wrong button there, and posted before finishing. That means, I imagine, that this one has no title either. I have added one now, but it may not show up.

Numismatically these are interesting times, because there will be a Coronation Medal, new coins and new stamps.  It’s going to be exciting for collectors, and also rather strange. I’m old enough to remember  coins with effigies of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V and George VI (there were to British coins for Edward VIII) but anyone who was born since decimalisation in 1971 (which is anyone under 51) will never have seen any other effigy other than Elizabeth II on a coin.

Gold £2 Coin 1995 End of WW2 Reverse

Dove of Peace on £2 Coin

12 thoughts on “Forgot to Add Another Title

  1. Lavinia Ross

    I am glad to hear NHS got back to you within 6 hrs and that the real results were good. Always a plus not to have to take more medication.

    My condolences to the Queen’s family. As Laurie said, she was a constant here for many, many years, almost an immortal of sorts. Aside from being royalty, beneath all the trappings of her title and wealth she was human, like the rest of us. She had her own cross to bear. We all do.

  2. Laurie Graves

    I was sorry to read about the queen’s death. Even here, in the U.S., she has been a constant for many, many years. Goodness, she certainly saw a lot and went through a lot.

    1. jodierichelle

      I have the same feelings, Laurie. I have to say I respect and feel much sympathy for a young woman who was forced into a lifetime of service. I applaud her love of country.

  3. tootlepedal

    I am glad that your results were good.

    As far as the late queen is concerned, the cynical might reflect that meeting two Tory prime ministers in one day would be enough to finish anyone off let alone an elderly lady. (My mother-in-law, who died a year ago, was 104 so we are not as impressed by the queen’s great age as some are.)

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I was glad she was able to get rid of Boris before she went. We were discussing longevity last night, and whether Queen Victoria (with no anti-biotics and other modern stuff) actually did better than Elizabeth, who had all the modern advances.


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