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Never Mind the Olympics

Post by Nettle » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:55 pm

We have the Queen's Diamond Jubilee :D :D :D Sixty years of Her Maj ("Missy Quin" in pidgin) being celebrated over the next 3 days. Street parties, bunting and flags, people hey-nonny-no-ing on village greens and all that slightly selfconscious British stuff that we don't normally do. Boats and barges up the Thames, fly-pasts with lots of airyplanes, bands playing............

I won't be joining in, but it's so good to have something like this to celebrate once in a while.

And we had the Derby today - wow what a race! I watched it with my friend on her TV as we don't have one.
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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by Suzette » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:18 am

Sounds like an amazing celebration going on in your neck of the woods Nettle! 60 years is certainly worth celebrating in style and with a lot of raised glasses! :D :wink:
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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by Erica » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:58 am

They had a feature on that on the TV yesterday - it looked like lots of fun! They said there was a dog dress-up competition...hehe. :)

There's nothing much going on on this side of the pond, so it's great to hear about interesting things.
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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by ClareMarsh » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:32 am

I'm not really into the Monarchy, so I won't be celebrating but the fact that it is bringing people together I think is nice :D

I am amused, however, by the fact that as is befitting of this country it is absolutely p!ssing it down :lol:
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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by Horace's Mum » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:30 am

Not raining in Scotland!! There's a change :lol:

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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by jilldiane » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:07 pm

Fair play the her Queenship who seems from what I`ve seen, stood on her 86yr old feet all day on a boat, on a damp cold day, waving and smiling :D

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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by JudyN » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:00 pm

I'm just back from a very traditional Jubilee garden party :D All the guests took some food and wore something red, white and blue, there was a coconut shy and other garden games for the younger ones (in age or mentality), gazebos to shelter from the traditonal British weather, and a garden shed converted to a bar with a man dressed in cricket whites serving. And Pimms by the jugful Image Oh, and an 8-week-old soft coated wheaten terrier puppy called Dave. I am smitten Image

OH is still over there eating chicken curry now but my back was on the verge of giving up and my energy levels were heading rapidly south. DS2 had been dogsitting for Mr Clingy all afternoon - he'd been a bit whingy at times and spent a lot of time looking out of the window but wasn't too bad. He was certainly glad to see me come home though, and was very interested in the smell of Dave on my fleece! I should think about taking him for a walk, but he's completely crashed out now he can relax :D
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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by Nettle » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:54 am

Sounds just the ticket, JudyN :D We don't let a drop of rain (small deluge, hurricane) put us off! :D

However I am NOT going riding tomorrow - I think the bunting, balloons, flapping tablecloths, flags and general jollity will NOT impress the ex-racehorse I normally ride twice a week :shock: and I'm too old and decrepit to be hanging off the side at 30mph :lol:
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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by jacksdad » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:07 am

JudyN wrote: All the guests took some food and wore something red, white and blue ......
July 4th is still a month away...but we appreciate the support anyway :mrgreen: :twisted: :lol:

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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by emmabeth » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:04 am

:lol: @ Jacksdad...

Have been walking certain of our dogs in Very Quiet Places this weekend as some will not appreciate the merry celebrations.. and then it rained a lot and none of my dogs appreciate that at all!

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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by wvvdiup1 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:26 am

jacksdad wrote:JudyN wrote:
All the guests took some food and wore something red, white and blue ......


July 4th is still a month away...but we appreciate the support anyway
Image If I'm not mistaken, I think it is this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland, that they are celebrating "Star-Spangled Sailbration" http://www.starspangled200.com/ in observation of the American anthem, "Star-Spangled Banner", written by Francis Scott Key, on the date he watched the battle between American and British forces at Fort McHenry during the conclusion of what we Americans call the War of 1812 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner).

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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by Nettle » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:21 pm

If you Colonial chaps have any tea to spare, we'd be obliged :wink:
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Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Post by wvvdiup1 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:19 pm

They say Boston Harbor still tastes like tea, but I wouldn't count on it! :lol:
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