|Mist in the valley|
It occurred to me that for most of us, our idea of the Queen is based on the glimpses of her public life that we catch. It's not unlike people's picture of the clergy: they think that Sunday is my "busy day" because it's the public face of the week's work. Today, for instnace, there was almost nothing in my diary by way of appointments. But it's been one of those very busy behind-the-scenes days, with much liasing over funerals and an impending wedding with scattered families, funeral directors, doctors, people on hilltops out of mobile phone signal range, district nurses, farmers, publicans and Registrars.