Posts Tagged ‘British’

With the modern-day luxury of TiVo, watching the royal wedding did not require getting up at the crack of dawn. But I did anyway. Now we are having a feast of scones, tea cakes, and other goodies in the newsroom even as we put finishing touches on stories about Libya’s migrants fleeing the country. One needs a good strong cuppa to get through the rest of the day.

Let me share with you what I posted yesterday on Stir It Up!: A few tips to ensure that the way you serve your tea this afternoon will be properly English. (more…)


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When Prince William and Kate Middleton exchange vows on April 29 in Westminster Abbey there will be millions of pajama-clad Americans tuning in to watch and I am not ashamed to admit that I will be one of them.

I am not a huge Royal follower. But I was a Diana follower. As a fifth grader in 1981 a Royal Wedding was the Most Important Event Ever. Diana and her 25-foot-long train was the real deal – a living, breathing combination of Cinderella (whose wedding we never got to see) and Maria from “The Sound of Music.” The purpose of Diana’s long walk down the aisle of St. Paul’s Cathedral was not, in my eyes, to become Charles’s wife. It was to become a Princess.


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