Sunday, 3 June 2012

Proud to be British

Here in Britian we have a 4 day weekend, celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It's something only to happen here once before, during Queen Victoria's reign. I will never see anything like it again in my lifetime, so I have tried to soak up as much as I can.

My favourite tea towel has a new lease of life
Yesterday, I attended a Commonwealth Celebration at a local Multi Faith Centre. What a day! So many people, from so many backgrounds, coming together to celebrate the Jubilee. I was working (covering the occasion for radio) and I have to say it was quite an enjoyable day's work. It made me proud of the multi-cultural West Midlands.
The weather has been typically British! Today it has not stopped raining.

Earlier we visited our local pub for a quick drink. We were welcomed with flags and bunting. A great atmosphere. Everyone was watching the TV coverage of the preparations in London (it was raining there too).
Once home, David and I settled down in front of the TV, fire on (in June!), to watch the Jubilee Pageant down the Thames. Umbrellas everywhere, but fair play, the crowds were jubilant. I sat watching with pride. I stood for the National Anthem.
If only I had bought those glasses from Asda, I could have worn them today!

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