How to avoid the Royal Wedding
Posted 07 May 2018 - 21:46
Posted 07 May 2018 - 23:06
I'm suffering from a crisis of conscience. Child is loving all this, and wants to celebrate; he's bought the flags to do the job, and even invested in a picnic blanket for a school picnic in honour of the occasion. I remember enjoying the queen's jubilee and Charles' wedding, so I don't want to be a spoilsport. But I'm increasingly republican as I get older. I can't get enthusiastic about the wedding of two strangers. I can't get enthusiastic about an expensive institution that has degenerated into a gossip-column crossed with a historical pageant. I can't, morally, get enthusiastic about people's importance being measured by their parentage. But the child should be spared my jaundiced viewpoint, so I suppose I'll be waving my flag and trying to look happy.
"Child is loving all this"- sounds as if he/she has been brainwashed by politically correct teachers! As with religion, royalty survives by patronage of adults (we'll make you a Sir or Lady)-and indoctrination of the young!
I wonder how many bus-loads of children will be bussed into Windsor on the Great Day.
Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:11
Come to the Clitheroe Piano Meetup. Clitheroe library 1pm to about 3:30pm.
Absolutely! I'll be there. No TV that day for me either. I have a backlog of interesting art/history/culture programmes recorded to keep me entertained.
Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:13
I don't generally have TV on in the daytime anyway.
We can all just go and do some practice instead. That's what I usually plan for that part of the day anyway.
Posted 08 May 2018 - 21:38
I managed to avoid the last wedding (the 'big' one), plus I have similarly escaped the last three c*****mases and e***ers, so this one should be a doddle.
Posted 11 May 2018 - 20:48
The last one, when we all got a public holiday, I figured the roads would be quiet, so I cycled to Cambridge (about 30 miles). Had some lunch then got the train home. It was all over by then
When Charles and Di got married my husband and I did a lovely ride from Glasgow to Rowardennan (Loch Lomond) and back. 62 miles in all and we only saw two cars! We hope to do something similar this time but I have an orchestra concert the next day and will probably need to allow time to do some practice.
Posted 13 May 2018 - 13:04
Will definitely not be switching TV on. Way too many gushy flunkies!
Will be playing my B flat major cello arpeggio instead!