Today is the Queens 85th birthday. I find it hard to believe she is that old. 40ish years ago, she sailed up the Thames and stopped off at my little village primary school and we serenaded her with Green Sleeves on the recorder. Poor woman, how many times must she have been subjected to that tune, due to the fact it is said Henry VIII composed it I wonder? She has led an amazing life, and I hope the bumpy bits are past for her now, and she can sail on - smoothly and taking in the new views as she sails into her old age. Happy 85th birthday Ma'am.