― So, who else has been feeling particularly patriotic over the last few weeks? ∙ I certainly have. I was glued to the TV for the whole of the weekend of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I stood next to one of the Olympic torch-bearers waving my Union flag as the flame was passed to him by one of the other runners and yesterday (16th June) we had Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen's birthday. I have been in my element for weeks and we've still got the 2012 Olympics to come next month!! [...].