There’s huge buzz on twitter at the moment, Jubilee related. My good twitter bud NotSoSlummy is the bestest and is sending me out a Cadbury’s chocolate bar with the Jubilee wrapper.
My earliest Jubilee memories are from seeing a photo of a street party,there was bunting, cakes etc my sister looked really young about 2yrs maybe, I wasn’t in the picture, either quite literally or just not in the photo. They never took photo’s off me anyway *plays violin*, 2nd child n all that, I swear its cos I’m adopted, LOL, My mam’s going to kill me for writing that!!
I’m very excited about the Jubilee and I was equally excited about the Olympic flame in Bristol, my home town. For people who know me this is big as I tend not to be patriotic at all, I don’t support any English teams in major sporting events such as rugby or football. I literally do not understand Cricket or tennis so that counts those out!! I find it hard to get behind the English teams when they have absolutely no honour, they play with their heads & wallets rather than their hearts & the privilege to play for their country. I will be supporting team GB tho,You might say it’s hypocritical, I might say, UP yours!!
During the Olympics we will also be supporting Ireland, that’s kind of a unwritten rule really. When LPV was first-born I was quite happy for him to have an Irish passport, I still am. I was happy for him to wear Ireland jersey’s etc Not so much England jerseys it just made life easier and I don’t support them. However I don’t want him to grow up with negative feeling towards the English his Grandma and most of his maternal side of the family are English and well they’re pretty amazing people actually. (Although my sister swears blind we are Italian, this may have something to do with bottles of Italian wine she’s been drinking). His Granddad (my dad) is Irish and all his paternal side of the family also, and they’re pretty amazing too. He should be equally proud of where he hails from.
So why all of a sudden am I being patriotic? Well you see, I am a royalist, I love them, they’re the reason to be proud of England , not John Terry and his wandering member. I dragged expatdaddy to a royal wedding party last year in Dubai and this Jubilee weekend I will be dragging him to a Jubilee garden party also. If I had bunting here in Holland I would put it up as I’m sure come the weekend the dutch streets will be a shower of Orange bunting due to the Euro 2010, which we’ll fully get on board with too.
So for my last words of this post I will leave you with the lovely Nososlummy & @citygirlnomore
Happy Jubilee everyone!!