Monday’s Food for Thought: The Diamond Jubilee

In case you may have missed it, this has been a huge weekend for those of us living in England.

This year marks the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, and trust me, this country knows how to throw a party. It’s been unbelievable to watch the transformation of a country that normally hides its patriotic pride (Brits, by their own admission, rarely show patriotism), to Union Jack bunting lining the streets of every village, shop, and home, in celebration of Her Majesty, The Queen.

If you get a chance, watch a bit of yesterday’s royal flotilla, the largest boat pageant in England since King Charles II’s reign.  (You can find a great link here).

To be honest, I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been nice to watch a country that I live in, but am not a citizen of, celebrate a woman who has given 60 years of her life to serve her country. She is certainly more than deserving of it.

God Save the Queen!

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For some wonderful coverage of this special event, check out these links:

http://www.thediamondjubilee.org/

http://www.bbc.co.uk

-Mandy

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