Thursday, 28 April 2011

Another long weekend...

I could get used to this!

We have tomorrow off for the big wedding, and Monday off for "Early May Bank Holiday", or May Day as it always used to be called until Mrs Thatcher decided it sounded too Commie!

But I still call it May Day!  Me?  A Commie?  Perhaps.

Not sure what will be happening over the weekend.  I hope to have a barbeque or 2 but the weather is looking a bit patchy so maybe not.  We will see.

Will I be watching the wedding?  Not sure.  I suspect we will have the TV tuned to it, whatever happens.  I am quite a Royalist (a Commie Royalist?) and think they do a great job (have really believed this since I saw the Queen eating sea slug during a state visit to the far east...), but I don't find these big occasions exciting.  Everyone else seems to be getting full of it, though. I was listening to the radion this morning and they were saying that the Australians are so caught up in it all that the government has postponed a vote on whether to keep the royal family or not!  Presumably they feel that they won't get the result they want if they hold it right now...

That is about all I can come up with today - have a great weekend, back again soon!

8 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

Yay, you get extra days off. Can you have the barbecue even if it rains? We have our barbecue on a porch which has a roof. We barbecue rain, shine, snow, just have trouble keeping the gas barbecue going in a monstrous wind. Anyway, enjoy your great weekend.

Rock Chef said...

TechnoBabe - I have barbequed in snow before. We have no cover, unless we put up a gazebo which is OK sometimes...

terri said...

With all the hype over the Royal wedding, I wonder why we don't just get the day off too! I doubt that I will watch. I will most likely catch highlights online afterwards.

Kate said...

I'll probably be up at 3am to watch. Seeing all of the preparations has me excited! I wonder what Diana would have worn . . .

agg79 said...

Any time you can score a day off, it is a good day. Will be business as usual over here but I imagine there may be a few groggy people at work in the morning (or in late).

Terri's right - there's lots of hype over here around the event. But I am not into the whole circus (although momma is getting up early to watch). I'll just catch it on the highlight reel. Have a good weekend!

tz said...

oh we've bbq'd in the snow before too....I think maybe even in a blizzard :D...how in the world does May Day sound communist?

I'm with Terri too, we should get the day off too..well i laready have the day off, but it's because i work 3-12s rather then 5 days a week.

tattytiara said...

I'm not into the wedding thing either - checked out the dress (I mean I am still a girl, after all) and my curiosity was satisfied. But how many things can bring so many people in a nation together to celebrate without anybody having to get killed first? Let the people enjoy their royals, after all people who don't follow sports deserve to have their big occasions too!

Shrinky said...

I watched most of it whislt pottering about in the kitchen. We threw an impromptu BBQ, and even popped some bubbles (any excuse)! Great that the weather held up, and still is - it's a great start to what may well turn into a long lazy summer, eh? Fingers crossed. Hope you're enjoying the break.