Reasons to be cheerful – Royal Wedding Special
1. Today, along with about a third of the population of our entire planet, I watched as Prince William married Kate Middleton in a tree lined Westminster Abbey and they became The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge. The unmistakable happiness in both their faces was such a wonderful reason to be cheerful. And yes, I whelled up. I’m not ashamed to admit it.
2. They drove themselves from Buck House to Clarence House in Prince Charles’ Aston Martin. Number plate? Just Wed. Streamers and balloons and an ‘L’ plate? Yep. Just like any other newly wedded couple. Good for them.
3. When I was a child there was a Silver Jubilee street party outside our house. We dressed up in our best togs and ate celebratory cake with our neighbours. Some 500,000 people were expected to attend street parties in honour of the happy couple today and it makes me come over all patriotic thinking about it. S’funny but being away from home has made me realise how proud I am of how we do these national occasions. And instead of Brit Bashing like so many seem to be doing I’m going to stick my neck out and say that today I’m proud to be British. Good for us for having a jolly good knees up and celebrating the joining of a young couple so clearly in love.
What did you do to celebrate the Royal Wedding? Do you have other reasons to be cheerful or grateful this week? Jot ‘em down and pop over to or . and let’s celebrate together.
Photo credits: all photos courtesy of bbc.co.uk. The best coverage of the wedding by miles.