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Friday, June 1, 2012

Diamond Jubilee! (or "We Are Royalists")

It is Queen Elizabeth's 60th year as reigning monarch this year. If you haven't guessed already, it's kind of a big deal. British patriotism is not something that usually goes in a sentence together, but for the last couple of months I have seen more of it than I have the whole time we've lived here. There are banners and pillows, street parties and radio programs; all celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It's really been a whole lot of fun.

This whole week the kids have been hardly having any lessons and they have mostly been preparing for a school wide street party. When I expressed a bit of disgust that they were getting to skip out their lessons just because of the jubilee, I received this lecture from PrincessE. "This diamond jubilee is Very Important, Mum. There is only one other monarch, in the history of the monarchy, who has been monarch for 60 years! That was Victoria. If Elizabeth lives for only five more years, then she will set a new record! And she will be the longest reigning monarch!!"

All the kids are very excited to be taking part in an "actual street party". They went to school decked out in red, white and blue and wearing their very special home-made jubilee hats. I even cobbled together a kippah for Isaac that vaguely resembles a British Flag.   Personally, I'm excited to watch the flotilla that will be going through London on Sunday.  It's a grandly historic time to be here!

Long Live the Queen! Hip, Hip, Hooray!

PS.  The kiddos created and implemented these hats/crowns all by themselves.   Dadam and I only helped with the taping to fit on heads. 

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