Sunday Inspiration - London Pride

It's a big year for London, what with the Jubilee and the Olympics.  Covent Garden is ready!




I can't believe it's the Diamond Jubilee next weekend! To think it's been ten years since the Golden Jubilee.  Maybe I'll share the story of what I did during the last Jubilee next week ^_^ Or you could try asking Laura.  She knows what happened in June 2002 ;)

It was also quite interesting going to London after my time in Mumbai back in March and April.  Such different cities!

So, does anyone have any plans for the Jubilee weekend? Or, for those of you not in the UK, how could a national celebration inspire your writing? I think it's quite a good world building idea!

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  1. I'm studying. LOL. I'm kind of a Republican so yeah.

    Not sure about the Olympics though. Waiting to see the effect it has on the economy first though.

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    1. Wow. That's one way to spend the weekend :P

      I'm really excited to see the gymnastics. It's my favourite sport and the Olympics never disappoints.

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  2. And you know, the only other British monarch who saw a Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria. What does that say for our women, eh?!

    Covent Garden looks wonderful. I wish I was doing some exciting things, but with hubby being a chef, he'll be working so I'll be on my own.

    Still, I'm doing Camp NaNoWriMo so I'll be writing all weekend anyway!

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    1. British women are awesome!!!!!

      Have fun writing :)

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  3. Oh my gosh. When I was in London, a couple girls and I spent a long time trying to get to Covent Garden. At first we thought it was actually a "garden"...and then we decided that it was just a district of a city and that we'd been wandering around in it for a while... But seeing these pictures, I realize now that we NEVER found it. Wow...talk about a stupid American moment...

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    1. Good excuse to come back and go to the real Covent Garden!

      It's quite easy to find. Just take the Underground to the Covent Garden station :)

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    2. It was actually quite a fun experience to trapse around in the pouring rain all morning, but yes, I will have to come back!

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  4. Love those photos! :D London's lookin' mighty fine for her big summer!! I remember the flags everywhere during the last Jubilee - I cannot believe that was ten years ago, gosh! The photo of us in front of the giant face will forever be one of my favorite/most cherished photos.

    This year on the Jubilee weekend we'll be celebrating Will's high school graduation! Crazy.

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    1. I can't believe it's been ten years either! When I was typing that yesterday I couldn't wrap my head around the concept. A DECADE!!

      I <3 that photo too!

      The fact that Will's graduating also blows my mind.

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  5. What cool photos... very patriotic:) Never been to London... one day.

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    1. It's one of the best cities in the world... in my opinion ;)

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  6. The last jubilee I was in England for was the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Yeah, that was a while ago! But we had street parties and there were flags and stuff--a very festive atmosphere. I'm sure this one will be even bigger than that. Shame I won't be there. Oh well.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to it and I may even go up to London next Tuesday to see one of the many parades!

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  7. Work's celebrating the Jubilee a little. Our other reception teacher wants to have an outdoor tea party and the dinner staff are going to have a jubilee banquet for everyone at lunch. But that's pretty much it.

    Gawd, 10 years? I was only 12. Bloody hell!

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    1. I'm not sure if my school is doing anything yet, but we've got the bunting out!

      It's scary to look back, isn't it? ^^; But the Golden Jubilee was a really wonderful time for me, as I shall reveal on Sunday ;)

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  8. I'm here in the states, but can't wait for this year's Olympics. Hope you guys enjoy it!!

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    1. Well, we've got a Jubilee to celebrate first! :D But thanks, I hope it all goes to plan ^_^

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