I also pastelled the procession of the State Opening of Parliament and the Trooping of the Colour - you have to be very quick! I really enjoyed the pure colours and light of the household cavalry, aiming for the general impression, rather than the specific.
I also remembered to bring a box to stand on!
I also been looking for new material and went to Highgate hill - I made a few studies and will be back for more - when I have mastered the parking. It's somewhere completely different and the views are breathtaking.
It's also been a busy time for shows! Chelsea Art Society this week www.chelseaartsociety.org.uk/ on the Town Hall, King's road, Chelsea and I have a Varanasi pastel in the Pastel Society on the Mall, http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/