Queen Victoria’s Shoes!

July 31, 2019 Wednesday

9:02 AM Sassy
Good morning Philip! 
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

4:24 PM Sassy
Queen Victoria’s shoes!

Video from Historic Royals Palaces Facebook page

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Conservation of Queen Victoria’s silk shoes

7:43 PM Phil
Good evening! Hope your day was wonderful

Red Cross Gala

July 27, 2019 Saturday

8:17 AM Sassy
Good morning kid! Have a super Saturday!

8:41 AM Sassy
There was dancing!

From the Prince’s Palace of Monaco Facebook page

Friday, July 2019, 26, the 71th Gala of the Monegasque Red Cross was held in the presence of LL. AA. SS. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, at Sporting Monte-Carlo Star Hall.

Created in 1948 by Prince Louis II, the Monegasque Red Cross is now chaired by S.A.S. Prince Albert II.

In 2018, through 58 employees and nearly 600 volunteer members, the Monegasque Red Cross carried out projects for nearly 44.000 people in the humanitarian and social fields, the First aid, health and youth, thanks to donations from generous donors.

This year, the presentation of the evening and raffle of the 71th of the Monegasque Red Cross Gala was entrusted to Mrs. Karin Viard and Mr. Michel Drucker.

The music atmosphere was provided by country music group MamaDear, South African rock Prime Circle, the Lamarr Organ Trio and John Legend, an international-renowned American artist who won ten Grammy Award, 1 Golden Globe or an Academy Award.

During this evening, guests were also able to discover, in the hall of Sporting Monte-Carlo, the work of Marcello Lo Giudice, a gift of the Italian painter to the Monegasque Red Cross.

© Photos: Eric Mathon / Prince Palace


5:26 PM Sassy
Big Papi is home!

Ortiz out of hospital following three surgeries

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been released from Massachusetts General Hospital, the team confirmed Saturday.
A family source told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas that Ortiz was released Friday and will be assisted by full-time nurses and visited regularly by his personal physician.
“He will continue to undergo all the treatment and rehabilitation necessary to recuperate from his recent procedures,” the family source told Rojas.
Ortiz, 43, had been in the Boston hospital since June 10, one day after he was shot in the Dominican Republic.
5:47 PM Sassy

Superb supper at Sichuan Garden II in Woburn

The entrance
The dining room
Hot & sour soup
Shirley Temple
Classic mai tai
Fried Pork Dumplings
Pork fried rice
Pork in Peking plum sauce with scallions
Beef with spring onions

Now We Are Six

July 21, 2019 Sunday

5:41 PM Sassy

From Majesty Magazine Facebook page

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share three new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s sixth birthday tomorrow.
Two photographs were taken recently in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace, and the other was taken while on holiday with the family. All were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.
8:38 PM Sassy
The hat!

From the Belgische Monarchie Monarchie belge Belgian Monarchy Facebook page


Te Deum in Brussels. We wish all of you a joyful National Holiday!

Swan upping

July 16, 2019 Tuesday

6:41 AM Sassy
Tuesday time! Hope you have a terrific day!

10:09 AM Sassy

From The Royal Family Facebook page

This week the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames, known as “Swan Upping” has been taking place. 🦢
It began yesterday in Sunbury, Surrey and will end at Abingdon Bridge, Oxfordshire on Friday. Originally it began as a ceremonial exercise but has now become an important element of wildlife conservation. 
A flotilla of traditional Thames rowing skiffs, manned by Swan Uppers in scarlet rowing shirts and headed by The Queen’s Swan Marker row their way steadily up the Thames. 
The Swan Uppers weigh and measure the cygnets and check them for any signs of injury, commonly caused by fishing hooks and line. 
Find out more here: www.royal.uk/swans

4:17 PM Phil
Hey you! Hope your day is fabulous!

4:19 PM Sassy
Thanks! Sadly no…got food poisoning or some stomach bug. Kind of a mess!

7:57 PM Sassy
Wow! Your grilled dinner looks so tasty! And different from the usual.

I managed to get down some scrambled eggs and toast… hoping that cures whatever ails me!

9:59 PM Phil
Hope so. Hope you feel better!

Archie’s baptism

July 6, 2019 Saturday

8:30 AM Sassy
Good morning kid! 
Hazy, hot and humid here!

2:17 PM Sassy
Archie’s family at his baptism!


Saturday 6th July 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle this morning, Saturday 6th July. 

Seated (left to right): The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, The Duchess of Sussex, The Duchess of Cambridge

Standing (left to right): The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge 

         © Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal


4:36 PM Phil
Hot one here too! Pouring a cold glass of wine and putting steaks on the grill

8:00 PM Sassy
Delightful Italian supper at Caffe Tosca – Hingham with a college pal in from CA!

The entrance
Hingham harbor at the end of the block
Dining room and bar beyond
Antipasto – Olives, parmesan crisp, 2 meats, 2 cheese, 
stuffed peppers, beet salad and fried artichokes!
Beet salad with walnuts and goat cheese
Pea soup with parmesan toast
Veal Milanese with saffron risotto and broccolini
Lobster tagliatelle

The juicier it gets

July 3, 2019 Wednesday 
6:04 AM Phil
Happy hump day!
7:24 AM Sassy
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

9:47 AM Sassy
Ham & cheese croissant from Swissbakers after a fasting lab test!

11:35 AM Sassy
Went to the jeweler and they replaced my watch battery for $5!  
1:28 PM Sassy
From the Majesty Magazine Facebook page
Saturday 6th July 2019
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6th July.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to sharing some images taken on the day by photographer Chris Allerton.
The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.
3:58 PM Sassy
Bogaerts is an All-Star! And J.D. Martinez too!

Lowe, Berrios, Bogaerts added to ASG roster


4:05 PM Phil
Let the holiday begin! Shrimp and farm picked corn tonight on the grill

4:06 PM Sassy
Yum! I’m angling for a lobster roll.

4:07 PM Phil
Smoked brisket tomorrow

4:07 PM Sassy
We’ll see…half the restaurants I looked up are closed all week!

Ooh…I might get some of that meat. We’re heading to Essex with the family for lunch on the river

4:08 PM Phil
Gonna try the bacon wrapped corn

4:09 PM Sassy
Oooh….that looked so tasty!

4:09 PM Phil

4:09 PM Sassy
Send a photo if it works?

4:09 PM Phil
And a little naked hot tubbing

I will. How hard can it be

4:10 PM Sassy
Definitely need a photo of that – better than bacon!

4:10 PM Phil
I’ll be stroking my bacon

4:10 PM Sassy
I’ll be thinking about nibbling on it

4:11 PM Phil
Mmmm, the more you nibble, the juicier it gets

4:16 PM Sassy

5:23 PM Sassy
Luscious lobster roll at Court House Seafood Restaurant in East Cambridge

Shrimp scampi over rice for Hubby
Stuffed clams
Lobster roll with French fries
6:44 PM Phil
[photo of his hand with a glass of Scotch and a cigar, sitting outside]
6:45 PM Sassy
Looks like a slice of heaven right there.
6:46 PM Phil

Prince turns 98

June 10, 2019 Monday

7:15 AM Sassy
Happy birthday Prince Philip!  Turning 98 today! 
3:04 PM Sassy
Where did this Monday go? Wacky at work.
Hope you’re having a good day!

3:16 PM Phil
Went to the beach!  Good day!

3:18 PM Sassy
Wow!  Lucky you!

6:44 PM Sassy
Delicious dinner at S & S Deli in Inman Square Cambridge

Ma’s Roast Beef sandwich for Hubby 
with fries, cole slaw and a dill pickle
Meatloaf special for me with mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, 
and mixed vegetables
Lemon layer cake for Hubby’s dessert 
Blueberry blintzes for me
7:01 PM PhilSaw some old buddies.  Good times.

7:05 PM Sassy

8:21 PM Sassy
Big Papi heading to Mass General Hospital!  The Red Sox sent a plane to get David Ortiz from the hospital in the Dominican Republic, where he was shot on Sunday night!  I am praying so hard for this man. 

Trooping the Colour

June 8, 2019 Saturday

7:16 AM Sassy
It’s the Queen’s official birthday!

The BBC is showing the festivities live!

2019 Trooping the Colour

The Brits are so brilliant at pomp and circumstance!

8:07 AM Sassy
Good morning!
We’re having perfect weather this morning! The balcony door is open!

8:24 AM Sassy

8:36 AM Phil
Is it Pride day? Didn’t know. Happy Pride Day. May our world become a more tolerant place.

8:40 AM Sassy

Huge parade in Boston today! They’re marking the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riot that many credit with starting the movement. I have wonderful memories of marching and celebrating with our church group back when it was a radical thing.

10:09 AM Sassy
There’s a celebration in D.C. today too!  Different cities do it on different days.

7:28 PM Sassy

The new restaurant that mesmerized us this week made Eater Boston’s Heatmap for June! Well deserved 9Zaab Thai Street Food!

8:07 PM Sassy

#25 is sounding really good to me right now…Nothing!

25 Things to Do When You Retire

Welcome Archie

May 8, 2019 Wednesday
1:46 PM Sassy

Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Sussex name son Archie


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Introducing him to the cameras earlier in the day, Meghan said: “He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm. He’s been the dream.”
As they laughed, Prince Harry said: “I don’t know who he gets that from.” 
The announcement came after the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh met their eighth and newest great-grandchild for the first time at Windsor Castle.

7:16 PM SassyTake a look at Paris in the 1890s! I felt like a time traveler as I watched this 6 minute video. Note the moving sidewalk at the 4:45 minute point!

Scenes of daily life in Paris’ “Belle Epoque” 1890-1900 
(Colorized, sound added, and speed restored)

11:34 PM Sassy
Dig this catch. JBJ is at it again! And the Red Sox are finally at .500!

Jackie Bradley Jr great catch steal home run Red Sox vs Orioles

11:36 PM Sassy
What a night the Red Sox had! Pitcher Chris Sale had a 9 throws, 9 strikes “Immaculate Inning” in the 7th to get 3 batters out…Boom!

Sale Throws Immaculate Inning


Baby Sussex

May 6, 2019 Monday
8:53 AM Sassy
Good morning Philip! Here’s to a marvelous Monday!

9: 39 AM Phil
Good morning! Back at you!

9:40 AM Sassy
Baby Sussex watch intensifies!  Majesty Magazine’s Facebook page reports: 

“Buckingham Palace: ‘The Duchess of Sussex went into labour in the early hours of this morning. The Duke of Sussex was by Her Royal Highness’s side. An announcement will be made soon.'”

10:13 AM Sassy

Baby Sussex is here!

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs.
The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz.
The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.
The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

4:45 PM Sassy
Harry being a cute new dad!

Prince Harry confirms birth of baby boy

1 minute Video From the SkyNews