Anyone not planning to celebrate The Wedding?

(145 Posts)
SpeedyGonzalez Tue 12-Apr-11 21:52:29

I just don't do the whole monarchy thing, y'know.

Anyone else?

Prunnhilda Tue 12-Apr-11 21:59:26

You are not alone.
I read today on Twitter, "Every time I hear the words 'The Royal Wedding' I am going to replace them in my head with 'imminent lizard invasion'" grin

lionheart Tue 12-Apr-11 22:08:07

Hell no, but it will be difficult to avoid, what with the street party and the school party.

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 12-Apr-11 22:10:59

I, and some friends, are avoiding by renting a cottage in Dorset and keeping our heads down!

Can't be doing with it at all. grin

MadameOvary Tue 12-Apr-11 22:13:29

DP will be in St Andrews and may or may not be on telly so I am reluctantly going to be spectating, but up until last week I didn't know the date and assumed it was in June sometime...

davidtennantsmistress Tue 12-Apr-11 22:15:00

I shall be taking DS to the beach, with what they call a 'tupperwear dinner' (aka a picnic cos we're posh lol) tbh for me it's 4 days off work to spend quality time with the wee man. bad but good as well we need quality time.

I'm going to shop. Should be nice and quiet (I hope!)

SpeedyGonzalez Tue 12-Apr-11 22:34:19

Phew! Glad to see all these friendly posts! I don't begrudge them their joy or nuffink; I just completely disagree with the concept of monarchy so have no intention of waving my jolly flag for a couple of strangers just because one of them was born into an 'elevated' position which happens to be an utterly meaningless social construction (and breeeeathe! grin).

The wedding has achieved one interesting thing, IMO. So many more people appear to be showing pro-monarchism colours than I had expected. Guess the revolution's a long way off, then wink.

expatinscotland Tue 12-Apr-11 22:35:07

I don't do the whole monarchy thing or care. It may as well be happening on Betelgeuse. It just doesn't register to most people here. It's just a big swerve, like something that's happening a million miles away. Whatever.

The ILs are coming through from Edinburgh so we will go to Kintyre for the day and hopefully find some good sea glass on the beach and have a nice picnic.

I'll be in California. It'll be about 3am. So, er, probably not doing much.

SpeedyGonzalez Tue 12-Apr-11 22:37:03

envy at Trilly

grin

Interesting, expat. I bet it's only the English who have got the flags out.

southeastastra Tue 12-Apr-11 22:38:35

haha the yanks are going for this 1000%

Do you think I should get some of this for my friend's flat?

sue52 Tue 12-Apr-11 23:22:41

Hopefully DH and I will get away to France for the day and avoid the whole thing. I'm bored witless with it already, if Kate and William had any compassion for the British public they'd elope and spare us any more of this inane sentiment .

frantic51 Tue 12-Apr-11 23:27:22

We will be having a humungous party at home on the evening of the 29th! Sooo kind of Dave to propose a national holiday for DD1's birthday dontcha know! grin
What...? Who's getting married...? wink

expatinscotland Wed 13-Apr-11 00:01:24

I don't know, it's just not really more than a blip on the map through here.

I don't know anyone but one person in the US who's noticing it, other than 'Oh, it's on the news and it's not Congress fighting with Obama, another shooting or something getting blown up.' It's like a little fluff around around everything else and there's always that.

But they all have to go to work there.

You don't get many holidays, a fortnight/annum if you are lucky! The president could drop off and they'd expect everyone to do their minute of silence and go back to work. Your dad could drop off and you'd be expected to be back at work sharpish.

expatinscotland Wed 13-Apr-11 00:03:40

I don't think it's anything to do with English or that, most English people who are around here that I know don't care, either.

Meh.

We'll hopefully have a nice picnic.

migola Sun 17-Apr-11 15:48:00

waves to speedy. so glad there's a thread where I can vent my frustration! I certainly won't be celebrating, and am in a bit of a quandary - got an email from DD's nursery saying 'we will be having a royal wedding themed week' biscuit - what the hell do I do? Do I say something, pretend she's ill grin or just grin and bear it and accidentally 'lose' whatever shite memorabilia they make and brainwash talk to my DD about why mam doesn't agree with it (she is only four hmm. FFS a day is bad enough but a whole week!!

MisSalLaneous Sun 17-Apr-11 15:53:09

I don't have a problem with them at all, but all those bank holidays are just too big an excuse, so we're off to Spain instead. grin My sincerest thanks to the William and Kate for their assistance in my travel plans.

purepurple Sun 17-Apr-11 15:57:56

I am not celebrating either. I couldn't give a flying fig about it. But I will take the extra days holiday, thank you very much grin
I work in a nursery and the management have planned a royal wedding picnic for the day before but I am secretly hoping it rains [bit mean, but the children haven't got a clue, have they?]
oh and we can wear red , white and blue, apparently hmm

Bumbags Sun 17-Apr-11 16:00:37

ooooh not doing anything except going to gaze at

STEVE BACKSHALL from Deadly60 for the day.

He is in Marlow and we are going to watch his show.

Tidybush Sun 17-Apr-11 16:47:52

Bumbags I met Steve Backshall recently and even got a hug (poor sod didn't know what hit him when I launched myself at him grin)

wrt the Royal Wedding, I couldn't care less about the actual event but I have led the organisation of a street party for just two reasons:

1. What a lovely chance to get the community together and help neighbours get to know each other

and more importantly

2. I'm a complete control freak and love organising things so when the idea was mooted no one could hold me back from filling in application forms to the Council and forming a committee grin

Bumbags Sun 17-Apr-11 17:10:20

Am jealous Tidybush somightstickmytonguedownhisthroattofreakhimoutmorethanyoudid

grin

Havent told the kids yet as it is a surprise!

Tidybush Sun 17-Apr-11 17:14:04

A surprise for the kids or for SB? grin

Bumbags Sun 17-Apr-11 17:21:26

If I stick my tongue down his throat it will be a surprise for DH, SB, the kids and me!!! grin

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