Posts Tagged Queen Elizabeth

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Over the extended bank holiday weekend, I had a lovely time participating and watching the Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration. On Sunday, I headed into London to watch the 1,000-boat flotilla along the Thames River. I got to Embankment around 1pm and as it was so crowded I walked towards Blackfriars. However, things weren’t much better so just hung around, chatted to people, soaked up the atmosphere and later the rain. Still a great day out! Monday I watched the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. The highlight was seeing Grace Jones hula-hooping her way through her performance of hit […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

It’s great to see the Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom out everywhere in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. This is not normally the case. Unlike the United States where flags are flown on government buildings, schools, homes, etc. all the time — over here it’s like they only bring out the Union Jack on special occasions. That shouldn’t be as there is much that the British have to be proud of. Thus, here’s hoping the flag waving continues. It’s quite lovely to see and think it goes a long way towards making more people feel patriotic. […]

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