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Anyone not planning to celebrate The Wedding?

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SpeedyGonzalez Tue 12-Apr-11 21:52:29

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

Anyone else?

AmazingDisgrace Mon 18-Apr-11 16:14:31

I shall be working so get to avoid it all

androbbob Mon 18-Apr-11 16:29:41

I too am planning a trip to the zoo and alternatively if it rains - the aquarium. I am hoping they will be quieter than usual. I dont give a flying fig about some wedding!

jugglingjo Mon 18-Apr-11 17:51:00

I like the way some of those joining in with street parties etc. seem to be doing so in a rather post-modern, post-monarchy style, eg. someone posted on another thread that women at their bash were wearing "tea-dresses" and red lipstick ! Lots of bunting and jelly and ice-cream too. I suppose the end of the war celebrations were the height of the street party days !

Agree with tidybush that it's a great excuse to get people together.
Good for you tb, & hope it all goes well on the day.

And whether you're a die hard republican or a secret monarchist hope you all have a great day !

schroeder Mon 18-Apr-11 18:08:46

Harry potter 1-7 until we are sick grin

3rdnparty Mon 18-Apr-11 19:20:50

going camping-to a site with no electricity- possible visit to a beach - so hope the weather is warm and sunny - only interest is in trying the local brewerys special beer

Watertight Mon 18-Apr-11 21:07:04

I feel a bit ambiguous about the whole thing really but in any case, we have two teenagers slap bang in the middle of revision for exams looming large on the horizon so we won't be going anywhere.

godzuki Mon 18-Apr-11 21:09:16

We're going on a day trip to France (£23 return for whole family + car if anyone wants to join us!). I don't trust myself not to spend the day watching the wedding on tv if I stay at home. And as a republican, I can't allow that to happen.

whomovedmychocolate Mon 18-Apr-11 21:16:31

Umm sorry to be dense when is it?

<has not been paying attention emoticon goes here>

MrBloomEatsVeggies Mon 18-Apr-11 21:53:40

It's my DS2's birthday, so the right regal couple are particularly selfish IMO.

Family are coming round for a little birthday get-together but I just know they'll want the TV on!

NotaMopsa Mon 18-Apr-11 21:54:36

could not be less interested

kittycaboodle Mon 18-Apr-11 22:09:09

Well next Friday is my due date so hoping that I may be a bit busy! grin

Knackeredmother Mon 18-Apr-11 22:12:29

Another one working here, lovely 14 hour shift- can't wait!

DorothyThompson Mon 18-Apr-11 22:12:37

Nope, not interested, but ds1s Playschool will celebrate and i will tolerate that because if you cant believe in prince and princesses when you are 3 then when? I expect, and will hopefully educate, him to be a bit more worldly wise by the time he's 13.

scottishmummy Mon 18-Apr-11 22:31:24

not hard to avoid in one all

TottWriter Mon 18-Apr-11 23:13:45

MrBloom, tell them that as it's DS2's birthday, they can only watch what he wants grin

(Hint to him that he would like to watch a suitably republican DVD...)

We will all be having a barbecue to celebrate not giving a flying shag. And DP's birthday, which is the day after.

And trying not to turn the telly on for fear of the cash-in specials.

LouMacca Mon 18-Apr-11 23:23:50

Will defo not be celebrating.

Was hoping to be out of the country but thats not going to happen now. Hopefully it will be a sunny day and we can take the kids out to the park, come back and have a barbecue. TVs will all be unplugged.........

nappyaddict Mon 18-Apr-11 23:47:46

I'm not bothered about watching the wedding but we are using it is an excuse to have a bbq!

LawrieMarlow Mon 18-Apr-11 23:48:40

I work on an irregular basis. Will be invigilating university exams between 8am and 12pm. May go and watch it on television later.

SpeedyGonzalez Tue 19-Apr-11 00:35:33

<<reads entire thread>>

<<cockles of heart aglow>>


SpeedyGonzalez Tue 19-Apr-11 00:41:58

Just realised this thread is top of the Discussions of the Day list. Arf grin.

Am I the only one who thinks that Kate (and perhaps Will) must think it weird that supermarkets and such are making money off her wedding? I mean, what a bizarre concept - a bunch of complete strangers at Tesco going 'Ooh, someone's getting hitched and it has absolutely nothing to do with us whatsoever. Let's make a bob or two off of it.'

Thankfully when you do online supermarket shopping you can usually avoid that crap with a single button click.

And AIBU as a dedicated organic meat buyer to refuse to buy the only organic bacon option because it was from...^Duchy^? <<shudders>>

LouMacca Tue 19-Apr-11 08:16:21

Speedy what I find even more bizarre is that some of my friends seem more excited about this wedding than the past weddings of close friends!!

One of my friends (who is usually sane) has arranged a huge street party down her road. I politely declined our invitation. When I aksed her just 'WHY?' (I think that was enough) she couldn't tell me. And I know she is going to phone me afterwards and want to discuss the dress!! hmm

womma Tue 19-Apr-11 09:28:25

I will tune in for a nanosecond to see the frock and then take DD to the park so she can run about and have the swings to herself for a bit

BringBackGoingForGold Tue 19-Apr-11 09:44:03

Speedy, YANBU and I salute you! Fuck Duchy. Other organic products are genuinely better, anyway. The meat stall at my farmers market does THE BEST sausages and bacon on earth. And I haven't actually asked, but I suspect them of being republicans too smile

stayathomegardener Tue 19-Apr-11 10:06:07

Forget about the cuts-not if you run a small business-Great another paid bank holiday for all staffshock

matekiddleton Tue 19-Apr-11 10:32:25

kitty, sweet to have a baby that day. I know someone who was born at home during extra time in the 1966 World Cup, with both midwives and father watching the tv. And another who was born, after a very,very long labour on the day that Diana died. They emerged out of the delivery suite to find that they were the last people in the world to know. If you keep the 'birthday' newspaper they will be memorable.

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