That was a pretty good weekend.
Everything was wonderfully British - ships, parties, marching bands, a concert, the Queen and family, the rain...
Of course it rained. Lots. The only people who seemed to be taken by surprise by this were those who designed the Royal Barge, which utterly failed to provide enough cover for those on board. They are, presumably, now locked in The Tower awaiting their fate.
It was a weekend for Royalists everywhere to wave their flags and sing God Save the Queen at the tops of their voices. Many even seem to have actually learnt the words for the occasion!
There was, of course, the odd Republican trying to bring it all down. One group tried to protest near Tower Bridge, but the crowd shouted them down and sang at them. They seem to have given up even before a TV camera could get there to film them! Later, on the last day, there was a guy being interviewed on TV saying that having a heaving, cheering crowd of half a million around the palace, in the rain, was not a sign that the Queen was popular. Really? My inclination is to say what I would say to anyone who does not like the way things are done in Britain - find a country that does things the way you like them and move there!
Anyway, we had a fun weekend - mainly just chilling. Had a sort of barbeque on Saturday - I managed to cook up a load of steaks in between rain storms, but we ate indoors. In fact it was quite a foody weekend. I also cooked some Indian-ish food on Monday (told the kids I was celebrating the Empire!) which went down really well, with Chinese takeaway last night! Between that, Mrs RC cooked up some wonderful little cakes (brought some to work today for a snack) which went down well, as always.
OK, better get my ass in gear! More soon!
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