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Who's having a royal wedding watch/foodie party?

GlobalTable Apr 27, 2011 10:39 AM

I keep seeing this pop up on the major food sites - our local indi cinema is even screening it live. I probably won't watch, but do love a good excuse for a food party.

Anyone watching?

What will you serve?

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    Harters RE: GlobalTable Apr 27, 2011 02:31 PM

    Mrs Harters will be glued to the TV. I won't.

    No,. we won't be having any special eats. Not least, because once I can drag her away from the TV, we have a couple of hours drive to get to the Michelin starred restaurant where we're having dinner. And, no, there'll be nothing remotely wedding related at the restaurant. At least, there better not be. The world has been full of this crap for days - I'm deeply envious of those countries which manage not to have monarchs and all the nonsense that goes with them.

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      buttertart RE: Harters Apr 27, 2011 03:55 PM

      The news here is saturated with it! We were in Taipei for Charles and Diana's (heard it on the World Service) but I don't think there was remotely the interest in that one.

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        roxlet RE: buttertart Apr 27, 2011 04:22 PM

        Hmm. I beg to differ. One of my best friends had a wedding party at 4AM, and it was packed -- everyone came. Everyone but me.

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          buttertart RE: roxlet Apr 27, 2011 04:49 PM

          Hmm! Another example of just how isolated we were from life in the west. Quite a different experience living abroad then - and I'm actually glad it was then.

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            twyst RE: buttertart Apr 29, 2011 12:17 PM

            There was a poll this morning on the news and its very age specific here as to the interest.. 80% of people under the age of 35 said they could care less

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              greedygirl RE: twyst Apr 30, 2011 03:36 AM

              As half of the foreign media "village" set up in Westminster to cover the event were American, there must have been quite a bit of interest, I would assume.

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          Harters RE: buttertart Apr 28, 2011 02:10 AM

          I remember the day of Charles' wedding. I went for a nice walk in the Peak District and a decent pub lunch.

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            alexjames RE: Harters Apr 28, 2011 04:44 AM

            Picnic on Box Hill for me (assuming we are talking about his first effort). Lovely warm day too, Something of a contrast with the forecast for tomorrow.

            I haven't anything planned for tomorrow and I can't quite figure out how to avoid it short of locking myself in the loo. No anti-monarchist street parties in my area - perhaps I should have organised one.

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              Harters RE: alexjames Apr 28, 2011 05:28 AM

              Yep, I meant the first one, Alex.

              As soon as I can get Mrs H away from the telly, we're off to Sat Bains. Now that really is something to celebrate.

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          NYCkaren RE: Harters Apr 28, 2011 05:51 AM

          Harters, for the me fact that we DON'T have a monarch _ that we fought a revolution to sever our ties with the British crown, in fact _ makes it possible to enjoy the spectacle from a distance. I will watch tomorrow morning. And I'm getting a bottle of bubbly to toast the happy couple later at dinner. I hope you have a wonderful meal that's worth the drive.

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          gembellina RE: GlobalTable Apr 28, 2011 05:57 AM

          Will be dashing out to the shops early to stock up on supplies for my Sichuan feast and a bottle of bubbly all to myself. Best wishes to the happy couple and all, but I'll be barricading myself in to avoid the 10,000 idiots camping across the road from my flat.

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            Harters RE: gembellina Apr 28, 2011 08:40 AM

            Hah. At least we don't have idiots camping amongst our dark satanic mills, "oop north".

          2. greedygirl RE: GlobalTable Apr 28, 2011 06:02 AM

            I'll be at work surrounded by TV screens so won't be able to avoid it - no Bank Holiday for me! The good news though is that we won't have a whole lot to do in the morning. I don't think anyone is actually having a street party in our area.

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              dawnb RE: GlobalTable Apr 28, 2011 06:38 AM

              I'm invited to a party at 4 AM where scones and tea will be served. After the vows, champagne will flow. I don't think I'll be making it to a 4 AM party. If champagne were offered upon arrival, we'll maybe....

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                GlobalTable RE: dawnb Apr 28, 2011 12:07 PM

                Maybe a mimosa... although that's not very British, it would make it easier in the AM. :)

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                cheesymama RE: GlobalTable Apr 28, 2011 10:56 AM

                We're having a party for 4, me, hubby and our 2 daughters. I'll get them up around 5:30, we'll have scones with devon cream and jam, strawberries and herbal tea for them, lots of coffee for me! For a 5 and 7 year old there's nothing like the thought that a regular girl can become a princess! They've got their fancy dresses laid out to put on in the morning.

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                  GlobalTable RE: cheesymama Apr 28, 2011 12:07 PM

                  Sounds like a fun & tasty morning. Yum. My daughter loves herbal tea (she's 1 3/4 years old) and so it's nice when she's sick to be able to give her some.

                2. greedygirl RE: GlobalTable Apr 29, 2011 01:54 AM

                  We've decided to celebrate the occasion in the office with a glass of bubbly and some crisps at 11am! We've also got union jack bunting and I am wearing a sparkly gold jumper. My boss is even wearing a tie!

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                    Harters RE: greedygirl Apr 29, 2011 02:35 AM

                    Blimey. Drinking on duty - whatever is the Beeb coming to. LOL.


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                      greedygirl RE: Harters Apr 29, 2011 12:23 PM

                      You should see us at Christmas!

                  2. LulusMom RE: GlobalTable Apr 30, 2011 06:40 AM

                    Lulu (just turned 5) is firmly in the "princess stage" - Cinderella, Snow White and all that, so the fact that a real life princess was being made was a big deal for her. So ... I taped it, she went to school, then we snuggled in bed and watched it, then had some leftover birthday cake (refashioned as wedding cake, of course). She was over the moon about the whole thing, so that made it fun for me. At dinner last night I let her have a taste of my wine to cheers the new couple while the waiter turned a blind eye.

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                      buttertart RE: LulusMom May 2, 2011 07:42 AM

                      The sweetest thing I heard was an interview with a father who had brought his 5-year-old princess-minded daughter to the Greenwich Ave (NYC) street party Friday early morning. That will be something to remember, as will your celebration!

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                        LulusMom RE: buttertart May 2, 2011 04:38 PM

                        She's still talking about it. She said to me today, when I told her she was beautiful "But not as beautiful as Kate, right?" I cleared that up double quick. In a lucky twist, LulusDad (aka my husband) was in Scotland last week, and was able to get us some rather beautiful and tacky souvenirs.

                        I am guessing most 5 year old girls thought this was the most wonderful thing to happen ever, ever, ever.

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                          buttertart RE: LulusMom May 3, 2011 12:53 PM

                          I bet! And great about the souvenirs (I still have my great-grandmother's ERII coronation plate).

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                            Harters RE: buttertart May 3, 2011 01:41 PM

                            An only child, I inherited my mother's collection of monarchy souvenir china (about 20 pieces). In spite of being an ardent republican, we used to display it until recently but it's now boxed up and stored away (awaiting an improvement in auction prices, if truth be told). Earliest piece dates to 1901 and the accession of Edward VII.

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                              buttertart RE: Harters May 3, 2011 01:47 PM


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                                LulusMom RE: buttertart May 3, 2011 03:58 PM


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