April 29, 2011

Happy Queen's Day!

Saturday is Queen's Day in the Netherlands. It marks the birthday of the late Queen Juliana, who was forced to live for a time with her children in Canada during the Second World War.

I went to a reception this week to celebrate the unveiling of a new coin: the Tulip and Ladybug coin. Did you know that ladybugs shelter in tulips?

I was a bit nervous as it was a small reception with high-level attendance.

I'm sure I was not alone in being moved by the Dutch ambassador's words about the Netherlands people's gratitude for Canada's help all those years ago.

And here is Ada in a new pair of ladybug and flower pajamas :)

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