Last week my father was honoured with the award of a Queens Service Medal (QSM) for services to the community and theatre. The family all travelled to Government House to see him be presented with the medal by Her Excellency Dame Patsy, the Governor General of New Zealand, on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand.
The ceremony was formal and dignified. 24 other citizens were also honoured alongside Dad. I was so proud of him.
After the formalities we moved through the house where we partook of a glass of Chardonnay and enjoyed a few hors d’oeuvres. I finished with a lovely cup of tea in the hallway looking at the portraits of previous Governors General and Governors.
An absolutely wonderful occasion for Mum and Dad.